Malta is an island located in the Mediterranean sea between Europe and Africa. However, while I was there it was like being in a small London within Morocco. Former English colony, in fact, Malta is heavily influenced by the British influence: houses, right-hand drive and red telephone boxes are just some of the distinctive features of the British hand. My loyal companion and I stayed at the 115 The Strand hotel (on the border between Sliema and Gzira), the ideal accommodation where to start our adventures around Malta and where we felt pampered by the excellent service and staff of the whole hotel.
Malta is a very small island and you absolutely cannot afford to visit it by staying still in a single city. So we decided to take a small tour during the three days spent there. Here’s where I have been!
Valletta is the capital of Malta and no need to tell you that you can visit everything you want in this small city in half a day. Once you enter the ancient city walls, passing through the beautiful Triton Fountain, all you have to do is walk through the various main streets of the city: Barrakka Gardens, St George Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Fort St. Elmo are just some of the crossing points of your walk.
If you are a Game of Thrones fan you cannot miss the old city of Mdina, the old capital of Malta, also called “the silent city”. It is almost impossible not to identify the Mdina Gate with Westeros. But other than that, Mdina is a real gem, perfect for a relaxing break away from Valletta, as it is inhabited by a hundred people and reachable by bus directly from Valletta in about an hour.
From Sliema to St George’s Bay
I visited Malta in December but the weather during those days was totally summery: the 24 degrees on December 22th have enabled me to wear mini skirts even this time, so my booty says thanks! This walk may seem long, but you will be rewarded with the breathtaking views that each bay will give you: St Julian’s Bay, Spinola Bay, St George’s bay and Portomaso Marina are landmarks that you will not be able to leave without taking a photo and where nightlife is guaranteed!