With mild and sunny days even during winter, the archipelago of Malta offers an incomparable amount of attractions, perfect for a weekend getaway. For those looking to visit this Mediterranean country in just 48 hours, it is essential not to miss the ex-libris.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this city is the ideal place to start any visit to the country. Being a small town, it is ideal for exploring on foot. The Co-Cathedral of São João, built by the Order of the Knights of São João, or the Palace of the Grand Master is two examples of essential monuments of this city. Here, it is mandatory to stop to taste the famous pastizzi and make the crossing from Grand Harbor, in dgħajsa, to The Three Cities, a sample of authentic Maltese life.
MDINA AND RABAT
Also known as the city of silence, Mdina is one of the most breathtaking places in the archipelago. Characterized by baroque architecture, surrounded by walls and with imposing churches, this city leaves no one indifferent. In Rabat, the Domus Romano and the Museum of Roman Antiquity, are fantastic examples of the historical richness of the region where the Catacombs of São Paulo are also found.
Gozo is only half an hour by boat from the island of Malta, a place that holds great treasures and places to explore. Gozo can be visited in a variety of ways, from car hire or tuck tuck, any of these choices are ideal for reaching all the key points. The citadel, in the capital Victoria, the Basilica of Ta’Pinu, the Ggantija Temples – UNESCO World Heritage Site, is some of the unmissable examples of this island in the Mediterranean archipelago.
Back to Malta, for the more adventurous, the cliffs of Dingli or the Blue Grotto, south of the island, are the ideal paradise for climbing and diving and promise to surprise enthusiasts of this type of sports. If there is still time, Popeye Village, built-in Anchor Bay to make the feature film Popeye el Marino, consists of 19 colourful houses where various activities are carried out, dedicated mainly to the youngest, every day.