Travelling Valletta – Malta
Valletta is the capital of Malta. It is the smallest capital in Europe. Sliema to Valletta can be reached by ferry. It takes about 15 minutes. Valletta has about one square kilometer of surface, but it takes all day to visit all the interesting places. There are 320 monuments here. The city built “by gentlemen for gentlemen” is the heart of Malta. We visited the Co-Cathedral of St. John with the works of Caravaggio. The church is a great example of Baroque architecture. You can also try to find a building called “Auberges” and visit Lascaris War Rooms, underground tunnel and shelter complex. There you can hear fascinating facts about the Second World War and modern history. In Valletta, we ate a traditional Maltese dish – rabbit. Sometimes eating it is a bit difficult, but always tasty. I really like octopus, so I ordered it very often during my stay.
Travelling Gozo – Malta
We are on a ferry to Gozo – the second of Maltese islands We spent the whole day on Gozo, but it wasn’t enough to see every interesting place. First we went to the Azure Window. This picturesque formation attracts all tourists. The rocky area that surrounds Azure Window is amazing. Then we went to the other side of Gozo Marsalforn, where we saw unique salt pans. Thanks to them, people obtain sea salt. This technology has not changed much since Roman times. The day was almost over, so we were in a hurry to see one more place: Ta’Kola Windmill. The windmill was built in 1725, is still in good condition and is open to the public. We spent the evening in Rabat, also known as Victoria, the capital of Gozo. We walked these charming streets and climbed the citadel.
Travelling Three Cities – Malta
“Three Cities” is the collective name for the cities of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua. Each city has two names. Birgu is Vittoriosa, Senglea is L-Isla and Cospicua is Bormla. Cities are fortified and some churches, palaces, bastions or forts are older than Valletta. Because of the balconies, the streets are similar to the streets of Valletta, but they are less crowded. Their marinas create a beautiful view. As you can see, millionaires with yachts really like this place.
Saint Julian’s – Paceville
St. Julians doesn’t have a lot of monuments, but it is a very popular place for young people. There is a part called Paceville where there are many clubs and bars. Many young people come here to take part in the crazy nightlife.
Travelling Comino – Malta
Comino is the third and smallest of the inhabited Maltese islands. Only 3 people live here, previously it was four, the 4th resident died in 2017. First of all, everyone wants to swim in the beautiful “Blue Lagoon”. We were there in December, so the water was a bit cold, but when you see the color of the water and feel the sun’s rays on your skin, you have to swim. It is necessary to leave the paradise lagoon and explore Comino, because the island has more attractions. A good idea to make your time at Comino more pleasant is exploring the caves, Camping at Santa Marija and the historic tower here. You can mingle with local inhabitants and know its history. We saw the cemetery, old school and amazing landscapes. It was a great adventure. Another good idea is to explore the island on foot. On the way back there was the opportunity to admire the caves. We had an amazing time at Comino. It was our favorite day.
Travelling Maltese Coastline
Malta is a beautiful island with numerous bays. The Maltese coastline is absolutely amazing with bays, beaches, cliffs and caves. There are sandy beaches, rocky, orange, crowded with many sports facilities during the summer or empty and calm. Everyone will end up on the beach. Sooner or later. You can try horse riding next to “Golden Bay”. It’s a great opportunity to see a quiet and peaceful area. Do not worry. Riding skills are not necessary. Believe me. One of the most beautiful places on the Maltese coast is “Blue Grotto”. During our stay there were no flights to Blue Grotto, like in summer, so we walked and relaxed.
Travelling Cliffs of Dingli – Malta
We are located on the cliffs of Dingli. We came here to see the amazing sunset over Malta. The cliffs form one of the most magnificent views in Malta. View from behind the tiny chapel of St. Mary Magdalene is impressive. Many residents of Malta told us to come here and see the magnificent sunset on the coast of Dingli, they were right. It’s an amazing experience.
Travelling Marsaxlokk- Malta
Malta is a beautiful island with numerous bays. The Maltese coastline is absolutely amazing with bays, beaches, cliffs and caves. There are sandy beaches, rocky, orange, crowded with many sports facilities during the summer or empty and calm. Everyone will end up on the beach. Sooner or later. Next to “Golden Bay” we tried horse riding. It’s a great opportunity to see a quiet and peaceful area. Do not worry. Riding skills are not necessary. Believe me. One of the most beautiful places on the Maltese coast is “Blue Grotto”. During our stay there were no flights to Blue Grotto, like in summer, so we walked and relaxed.
The village of Popeya- Malta
In 1980, the movie “Popeye” with Robin Williams was shot in Malta. The town exists today and is one of the most popular tourist attractions. It is a great place to visit for families, especially for children, but not only for them. We also had a great time. We met fairytale characters from Popeye, we drank a punch and we visited each of these beautiful houses. It’s also possible to star in the movie “Popeye”. Of course, we tried and had a great time. What’s more, we took a boat ride and admired the bay at sunset.
Travelling Mdina- Malta
Mdina is called a “quiet city”. This is Malta’s first capital. Mdina is located in the very center of the island and is one of the smallest cities in Malta. Mdina is surrounded by city walls with three gates. The city walls have a beautiful view. Mdina was built in the Middle Ages and is a mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Cars are very rare here because of the small streets and only 300 inhabitants. You can admire the city, e.g. by renting a taxi. You can spend a wonderful time walking through these narrow and quiet streets. Mdina took first place in our ranking. Virtually everyone recommended a visit to this unique city.
Soul food and it’s rayon merchant Street there’s a lot of restaurants where you can seat in open place and enjoy the food!! So it’s really pretty to eat there they have a bootable and also this traditional kind of a Maltese sandwich.
It is a thick bread it’s kind of like pitta with lettuce tomatoes and also some mashed up beans as well which is very popular in this region.
The second one is actually a bar and it’s called Gululu, there’s an array of menu options. It has vegan vegetarian options as well as obviously your normal omnivore eating.
Of course there’s always a Falafel Place. I think it’s called falafel place that actually does a lot of like Shawarma stuff as well. So they cook meats on the same grill I think as they would kind of heat up your pitta bread. So if you have specific dietary restrictions or if you have specific wants you definitely have to let them know.
They have lots of Indian food places here as well and of course when you’re traveling Indian restaurants are definitely a good option. If you do want to stay vegan because these specific restaurants also label it specifically on the menu for you. They menu indicates which ones are vegan and vegetarian which always helps because obviously there’s like there’s like hidden butters and milks and what not. Sometimes people might not be all that comfortable to ask.
A lot of Maltese food is influenced by its history. So you’ll definitely see a lot of Italian dishes here. I will say that a lot of the restaurants, a majority of them are influenced by Italian food. You can always go to any restaurant and order the pasta or order the pizza. They have a lot of vegetarian options here so enjoy a veggie pizza with no cheese. It’s actually pretty good. One of the tips that I will share is there’s like a really big portions in Malta you’ll see a salad or a pizza for night around 10 euro. It seems a bit costly but bet on me they are of massive size.
You will find an eclectic range of Maltese cuisine all over the island with influences from many civilizations that have previously occupied the island fresh Mediterranean Maltese food is rustic and rich. The Cliffs restaurant in Dingley is both the culinary and cultural experience well worth visit. Exquisite food reasonably priced you can’t go long.
During the summer there are many festivals on around the island make sure to go to the Baroque Festival at the Upper
Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. With wines from all over the world and an array of cuisine to go with it the food complements the elegant wine that is served. With live music and an incredible panoramic view of the island. No matter where you go the standard and style of Maltese cuisine will always leave you pleasantly satisfied.
Foods To Taste in Malta
1. Fenek (Rabbit), 2. Gbejniet (Maltese Cheese), 3.Pastizzi (Pastries), 4. Aljotta (Fish Soup), 5. Hobza biz zejt or Ftira (Bread with Oil), 6. Bigilla (Bean Paste), 7. Timpana (Baked Macaroni), 8. Imqaret (Fried Date Pastry) 9. Zalzett Tal-Malti (Maltese sausage), 10. Ftira Ghawdxija (Gozitan Pizza), 11. Brungiel Mimli (Stuffed Aubergines), 12. Maltese Snacks
Legligin -Legligin, 117/119 Santa Lucia Street, Valletta, Malta
This restaurant is famous for its drinks!
Malata -Malata, Palace Square, Valletta, Malta
Famous for Maltese and French cuisines and 500 year old wine celler. Enjoy jazz music here while having food.
Piadina Caffe, 24 Triq Santa Lucija, Valletta, Malta
Famous for its salads and soups also you can enjoy a drink here. This restaurant is good for having lunch.
Rubino, 53 Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Malta,
Most famous restaurant in Valletta. Specialities are Maltese dishes, pasta and fish, Cassata Siciliana, cannoli, a Maltese-style layered ice cream or the Torta tal-Marmurat.
Tal-Kaptan,Valletta Waterfront Vault VI, Floriana, Malta
Tal-Kaptan is know for its pizzas, if you love pizza then it is a must visit place for you!