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    An island nation within the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily, Italy, the country of Malta is actually an archipelago, although only three of the largest islands are inhabited: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. The country has been heavily influenced by North Africa and Arabic cultures over the years, although there is a hint of Sicilian that weaves throughout as well, and there are few countries in the world which combine such an abundance of history, architecture, cultural, and ethnic diversity into such a tiny area.

    From the Neolithic temples to the ancient ruins showcasing such influences as Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Arabian, Norman, French, British, and beyond, the islands have a rich history dating back over the centuries, with prehistoric ruins dating back to the 4th millennium B.C. The country is a recent addition to the European Union, having just gained official membership in 2004. It was a colonial part of the British Empire until 1964, when it gained its independence. As a Mediterranean island the culture, the climate, and the cuisine are all typical of the region.

    Public transportation is reliable, but extremely expensive. Your best bet for traveling to the island is to either rent a car or a scooter/moped, as taxis can tear into your budget quickly. Since the islands are so small, it's fairly easy to get around. The easiest way to get between the islands is via the ferries, which run every 45 minutes like clockwork, even in the winter. The official language is English, although Italian is fairly understood, and the locals also speak Maltese, which is an odd blend of Arabic, Italian, Hebrew, and Amharic. While there is official Maltese cuisine, most of the food you will come across is distinctly Mediterranean.

    Malta is the perfect place to experience a quiet Mediterranean holiday. The islands are safe and easy to traverse, meaning they are perfect for all levels of travelers. Summer months are exceptionally hot, so if you aren’t a beach-fiend who thrives on scorching temperatures, avoid the summer months when the temperatures are at their highest.
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    • Villa Bologna
      7.85 Km from Malta
      Villa Bologna is a Maltese stately home, in the village of Attard in the central district of Malta. Built in opulent Baroque style, Villa Bologna has been called “the most beautiful 18th century country house to be built for a Maltese family” and “of similar grandeur to the finest palaces on the island”. Villa Bologna is as interesting for its history as it is remarkable for the beauty of its architecture and gardens, which, together with the neighbouring San Anton Gardens, are the largest histo...
    • Savio College, Dingli
      7.91 Km from Malta
      Savio College is a boys' secondary, church school. It is situated in the west of Malta, in the picturesque village of Ħad-Dingli. The Salesians of Don Bosco run this school. The school is called Savio College for one of Don Bosco's students, St. Domenic Savio.
    • Battle of Malta
      9.02 Km from Malta
      The Battle of Malta took place on 8 July 1283 in the entrance to the Grand Harbour, the principal harbor of Malta, when a galley fleet commanded by Roger of Lauria defeated a fleet of Angevin galleys commanded by William Cornut and Bartholomew Bonvin. Cornut was killed.
    • St Philip's Hospital
      10.81 Km from Malta
      St Philip's Hospital was a 100-bedded capacity hospital located in Santa Venera.
    • Le Meridien St. Julians Hotel & Spa
      10.90 Km from Malta
      Le Meridien St. Julian's Hotel & Spa is one of the 5 star hotels located on the Maltese Islands. The Hotel was built in 2006, on the grounds of a 19th-century Villa. The premises of the Hotel are situated across the promenade of Balluta Bay. Le Meridien St. Julian's Hotel & Spa is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and offers 5 star accommodation with 276 contemporary guests rooms. Its available outlets are The Scirocco Restaurant (Buffet Restaurant) The Villa Brasserie (A L...
    • St James Capua Hospital
      11.83 Km from Malta
      St James Capua Hospital, or Saint James Hospital Sliema, started out in 1996 as the Capua Palace Hospital. In 2002 it was taken over by the Saint James Hospital Group, which owns other hospitals in Malta, Libya and Hungary. It is an 80 bed unit in Sliema, Malta. The hospital occupies part of the former "Capua Palace" building (Palazzo Capua),[1] built over 200 years ago. It is a private hospital offering a very broad range of services, and is very strong in the field of obstetrics and ...
    • Central Bank of Malta
      12.96 Km from Malta
      The Central Bank of Malta (Maltese: Bank Ċentrali ta’ Malta) was established on 17 April 1968. In May 2004, when Malta joined the European Union, it became an integral part of the European System of Central Banks. It was responsible for, amongst other things, issuing Maltese lira banknotes and coins, before Malta adopted the euro in 2008 and the Bank became part of the Eurosystem. The Central Bank of Malta Act was originally published by means of Act XXXI of 1967. It has been amended a number of...
    • Valletta Waterfront
      13.06 Km from Malta
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    • St. John's Co-Cathedral
      13.13 Km from Malta
      St. Johns Co-Cathedral (Maltese: Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann), located in Valletta, Malta, was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual church of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John, known as the Knights of Malta. The Church was designed by the Maltese military architect Glormu Cassar (Girolamo Cassar) who designed several of the more prominent buildings in Valletta. The church is consid...
    • Casa Rocca Piccola
      13.28 Km from Malta
      Casa Rocca Piccola is a 16th-century palace in Malta, and home of the noble de Piro family. It is situated in Valletta, the capital city of Malta. There are daily tours.

    Points of Interest near Malta

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    • Mellieha
      Mellieha is located at the North of Malta, and is one of the key tourism towns on the Island. It houses quite a few hotels, cafes etc and one long sweeping beach with a good amount of cleaner water. The beaches are maintained during the tourists seasons, which means they are cleaned daily, however outside of tourism seasons they are usually left untouched.

      One of the lesser known attractions of mellieha is the small wildlife sanctury found at the edge of the town, it is the only area designated purely for protection of birds, and as such security is tough, though it is open to tourists and schools at limited times of the day. Whereas its not the only designated 'green space' (even football stadiums in Malta are given this designation) it is a sign that conservation in Malta may yet be starting.
      Mellieha, Malta
    • Bugibba
      If Qwara is the new then Bugibba is the old. Located towards the very Northen tip of Malta, it is one of the 'old towns' in the transition towards tourism. There are many tourist sites across Malta, however the effects are less evident here. Whereas there are still tourist shops and hotels present, the development has not been as heavy.

      The rocky beaches that surround the towns borders are preferred by the locals, as they need less management then other sandy beaches across the island (these are only managed seasonally). However due to the majority of the rocky coastline being flat many locations are suitable for sunbathing. However, there is a small sandy beach at the head of St Paul's Bay.

      The square of Bugibba holds many cafes and places of interest, however, this is a trade off as developments are becoming more tourist based. The square becomes a hive of activity after dark with numerous bars, clubs, karaoke bars attracting the locals as well as the tourists. There is also a Bingo hall and Casino to try your luck in.
      Bugibba, St Paul's Bay, Malta
    • Il-Qawra
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      Il-Qawra St Paul's Bay, Malta
    • Mosta
      Mosta is one of the inland towns of Malta, located a short distance North West of Valetta. Mosta is a busy township and also a market town.

      The most noticeable attraction of Mosta is its grand church. This church boasts the broadest unsupported dome in the World, with an internal diameter of 37.2 meters and walls nearly 9.1 meters (30 ft.) thick. making the church a marvel of architecture. A WWII bomb hit the roof of this church but failed to detonate, as a tribute to the church's survival a replica of the bomb can be found near the church. This acts as the main tourist pull to the town.
      Mosta, Malta
    • Mdina
      Mdina is the old capital of Malta whose earliest inhabitants date back to 4000 BC. Mdina is approximately 10km from Valletta. The fortified and walled town is known as the "Silent City" due to its narrow and quiet streets. Most of Mdina's palaces serve as private homes. The impressive Cathedral of the Conversion of St Paul is fronted by a large square .

      Commanding a magnificent view of the Island, Mdina maintained a strategic position on the island due to its central location, highest point on the island and its distance from the sea and due to its location can be seen for miles.

      Currently only city residents are allowed to bring their cars within the city gates, which lead to the calming affect described by many visitors. Mdina is definitely a pedestrian's paradise.
      Mdina, Malta
    • Triq Santu Wistin
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      Triq Santu Wistin, San Ġiljan, Malta
    • Saint Julians
      Saint Julians is a growing tourist resort found in the North of Malta, near Qawra and Buggiba. It is a coastal area, with a long sweeping promenade along the coastline, protecting the towns roads against ersion from the sea. It homes many tourist shops, as it is one of the major attractions of Malta.
      A selection of shops in and around Paceville and St Julians and 1 shopping mall - Bay Street Complex.

      For those who prefer the nightlife, Malta's hub of nightlife can be found here. With several bars and large clubs, locals and tourists alike come here for a night out. Notable clubs include The Axis Disco, Coconut groove and Empire.
      Saint Julians, St Julian's, Malta
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      194, Main Street, St Julian's, Malta
    • Sliema

      Sliema is located on the east coast of Malta approximately 5km from Valletta. Alternatively it is also accessible by ferry from Valletta. Sliema has been a major coastal resort based in Malta and carries a huge housing area in the combination with big shopping places.

      A broad promenade known as The Strand has magnificent views of Valletta across the water.

      There are no special sand beaches in Malta but yes, you can call that place a ‘beach’ that connects you to the harbor or sea front.

      Various boat trips leave from the bay area to tour around the Grand Harbour, and also a number of hop on/off sightseeing buses leave from the main area to all areas of the island.

      Sliema's nightlife is relaxed with a cosmopolitan feel.

      Sliema, Malta
    • Valletta
      Valletta is the new capital of Malta (before it was Mdina). Located roughly 2/3 of the way along the northern coast of the Island, approximately 10km from Luqa airport. It is the largest harbor city on Malta. The harbor effectively splits the town almost in half. Valletta is the main stop from the bus terminals, as all buses either head to or from Valletta, which means cross Island journeys will result in a brief stop at Valletta.

      Valletta is one of the main areas for larger shops and facilities, being that Malta is so small and Valletta is so accessible. It is especially bustling during the Christmas season when it is decorated with all kinds of decorations and lights. Shops stay open until late and during the weekends, carolers of all ages will be singing on the sidewalks along with other street stalls and performers.

      The Maltese Carnival is a real treat. The main carnival parade which is made up of a large number of floats and hundreds of performers from all over Malta takes place in Valletta. The parade goes through the main roads of Valletta. The Carnival celebrations usually take around 3 days and all main activities are centered in Valletta.

      Valletta also offers the most amazing views from its 2 main gardens; The Upper Barrakka Gardens (In Maltese it is called: Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq) which offers an amazing panoramic view of the Grand Harbour, and the Lower Barrakka Gardens (In Maltese it is called: Il-Barrakka t'Isfel) which overlooks the Grand Harbour and the breakwater also offers views of Fort Ricasoli, Bighi Palace, Fort St Angelo and the creeks of Vittoriosa and Kalkara.
      Valletta, Malta

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    Graphic showing average weather in Malta in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 12.8 102 55 40.2
    Feb 12.8 70.6 55 27.8
    Mar 13.8 48 56.8 18.9
    Apr 15.9 26.8 60.6 10.6
    May 18.9 12.2 66 4.8
    Jun 22.9 3.2 73.2 1.3
    Jul 25.6 0.1 78.1 0
    Aug 26.1 7 79 2.8
    Sep 24.2 39 75.6 15.4
    Oct 21.3 90 70.3 35.4
    Nov 17.5 97 63.5 38.2
    Dec 14.3 113.7 57.7 44.8

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