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The small Mediterranean nation of Malta has had a momentous history, falling under the control of nearly every regional empire at some point or other. Most recently Malta was part of the British Empire before gaining independence in 1964.

Malta’s capital is the walled city of Valletta, which contains many buildings, palaces,and cathedrals dating back from the 16th to 18th century, when the Knights of St. John founded and controlled the city. Two of the more prominent attractions are the St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the Palace of the Grand Master, both from the 16th century containing numerous works of art. The Grand Harbour is particularly impressive when approaching the city. Another walled city is the former capital of Mdina (“The Silent City”), which is mostly restricted from car traffic. It also has an outstanding collection of medieval churches and palaces.

Elsewhere on Malta, the temple of Hagar Qim is over 5000 years old, making it one of the oldest freestanding structures in the world just slightly older than Stonehenge. A number of altars and statues have been excavated from the site and some are on display in the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. For a more natural sight, the Blue Grotto limestone caves impresses with its beautifully colored (not surprisingly this color is Blue) water. The entrance into the first 140 foot high cave is equally impressive and the site is popular with divers.

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The silent city, as it's also known, is an amazing place where you really can step back to days gone by. The narrow streets are haunting and enchanting, with the quintessential Maltese architecture some of the best you'll see. The parish church is brilliant, and there are quite a few good museums and galleries too. Best of all is the view from the walls of the city; once the capital of Malta due to its altitude, you really can see everywhere on the island from here. Mdina is a very beautiful city indeed!
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After a 7 days visit to Malta, I would not rate myself as the Malta expert, but here are my thoughts... Food & restaurants: domestic speciality - everything with rabbit, they don't put too much spices in the food and very little salt, I have eaten in a lot of places but in general I am far from impressed, comparing with Italian and Greek cousine. Best tips - "Pepe" (I think is the name of restaurant) in Pacevile and "Rafael" in Pacevile, there where couple nice one's in Vitoriosa but I didn't remember the name. Siesta is from 15h-19h, so a lot of places are closed for lunch. General impressions: A place for old people - if you are wondering where are the old people from your towm, don't worry they are in Malta. Hotels & accommodations: Hilton was a great experience, with a excellent view of a small harbour and open sea. You can rent an apartment for a month for 300-400eur, or even buy a one (fully furnished) for aprox 100k eur, but I recon it's not a good investment. There are a lot of apartments and restaurants out on sale which is not a surprise for me having in mind how other coasts in vicinity look like compering to Malta (Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey). Nightlife: If your idea of fun is drinking beer in Murphy's/Tod's/James's/... bar then there is night life. Sightseeing & Attractions: There are only couple of beaches which are crowded and small. In Comino which is a small island on the north there is something called a "blue lagune"a place that should be visited (deserving the name), in addition on Gozo (another island in north) there are couple of beaches (red sand) - nothing extra... Malta aqualand is small and old so it's a place not worth visiting. There are a lot of nice fortresses all over the place standing as a proof of the rich history.
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Malta è un'isola tanto piccola quanto accogliente ed attrezzata. Le mie impressione generali sono molto positive, a partire dalla facilità di collegamento con l'Italia grazie ad un sistema aereoportuale ben gestito.
Spostarsi a Malta è molto semplice. Il sistema più economico è quello di usufruire del trasporto pubblico. Gli autobus maltesi sono particolari, moltissimi sono veramente vecchi, ma questo aspetto non è negativo poichè salire su uno di questi mezzi e percorrere le assolate campagne dell'isola diventerà parte integrante del vostro viaggio nonchè un modo veramente particolare di vivere la vostra visita all'isola.
I biglietti dell'autobus possono essere acquistati direttamente sull'autobus, i prezzi sono di 0,47 0,54 e 1,16 euro per tratta a seconda della provenienza e della destinazione del mezzo.
Arrivati a Malta è consigliabile procurarsi un'opuscoletto gratuito della società che gestisce il trasporto pubblico ATP nel quale sono indicate tutte le rotte e i prezzi di ogni bus.
Consiglio di preparare i soldi per il biglietto prima di salire sull'autobus e state attenti al resto che l'autista vi da perchè non sempre è quello giusto (pertanto la soluzione migliore è pagare in spiccioli esattamente quello che bisogna pagare).
Esistono anche abbonamenti:
giornaliero 3,49 euro
3 giorni 9,32 euro
5 giorni 11,65 euro
7 giorni 13,98 euro

Nell'isola di Gozo il sistema di trasporti funziona allo stesso modo rispetto a Malta, occorre però prestare attenzione perchè gli abbonamenti acquistati a Malta non sono validi a Gozo.

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