The capital of the main island Malta, is incredibly picturesque and super romantic. Though we only got to spend one day in Valetta, it definitely left an impression. I feel like it’s the cutest city I have ever visted, some parts of it remind me of home in Barcelona but other parts of it, made me feel like I was in Italy. The architecture is so beautiful and what I love the most is that the city is very clean and maintained.
As it is a small but strategically important group of islands, the archipelago has played a vital role through history. Prior to its independence in 1964, Malta has been molded by centuries of foreign rulers, such as the Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Sicilians, Swabians, Aragonese, Hospitallers, French, and British.
The ferry in Valetta is a great way to get a quick glimpse of the importance Malta played in history. Adults pay €2,80 for a return ticket and kids pay only €0,90, which is almost nothing.
Also don’t forget to make a stop at the upper barrakka gardens, which has the most amazing view over the city.
With love from Nayo