There’s year-round sun, more beautiful beaches than your little heart could ever desire, a vibrant nightlife and lots of opportunities for sports and adventure.This list will leave you wondering why we aren’t all living in Malta. The Mediterranean nation enjoys a whopping eight-month long summer, so there’s never a bad time to experience the island’s rustic charms. Eating the delicious date dessert imqaret with a strong cup of Maltese coffee. Enjoying a coffee while people watching in Victoria, Gozo. Whether it’s in Valletta or on Gozo, be sure to rent a house or apartment to really feel like a local. Taking in the views on the short ferry from Malta to Gozo. Drive to Mdina and spend a few hours walking the Silent City. Head down to the Lower Barrakka Garden in Valletta for a different perspective. Stop by the local markets on Gozo for a true Maltese experience. Step back in time at the well preserved mansion, Casa Rocca Piccola in Valletta. Enjoying locally made Gozo cheese ravioli for a real culinary treat. Learn to take life a little slower, like the Maltese do. Make your own pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Church on Gozo. Taking the ferry across the Grand Harbour to the Three Cities. Stop by a few of the many churches, like the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is in the town of Xaghra. Gazing out across the Gozan countryside from the top of the Citadel. ); only residents of the city are allowed cars, so it’s quiet, safe, clean and – with the honeyed-stone reflecting the burning sun – lovely.After a gander around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, my thoughts were turning to lunch – apparently I was to have two.Not exactly austerity and I certainly never condone wasting food, but that’s the culture and who am I to argue against that – especially with my appetite?
When it did happen, how sceptical were you to trust and take the plunge?
This little island, set in the Mediterranean twixt Italy and North Africa, has a gorgeous climate, friendly residents, a rich history and architecture to match; but I wanted to know what the food is like, so off I went.
I’ve already written about the honey, olive oil and wine of Malta, but what are the principal dishes all about?
The rugged isle is home to just four permanent residents, but it’s a favourite with locals and tourists who seek unspoilt landscapes and hidden coves.
No trip to Malta is complete without experiencing the luscious, azure waters of Comino’s Blue Lagoon- one of Malta’s many stunning natural pools.