Valletta, Malta Chosen Europe’s 2018 Capital of Culture. Is This The Year To Visit?; Lea Lane; Forbes

Malta – City of Valletta

One of my favorite travel moments was an evening stroll through the “Silent City,” Mdina (yes, that’s the spelling), in the Northern Region of Malta — the island’s capital from antiquity to the medieval period. Mdina has a population of just under 300. Candlelight flickered against ancient stones as my steps echoed on the wall enclosing the town, and I was transported to a time of Knights and sailing trade routes.

I also remember attending one of Malta’s many saint’s festivals; each town outdoes the others with entertainment, music, dancing, fireworks and lots of local food. I entered the opened doors of spotlessly cleaned homes as hosts proudly showed off their furnishings and family photos. I was even beckoned into a bedroom where a grandfather was sitting up in bed, smiling and waving.

Yes, memories are some of the sweetest elements of travel, but here are some facts that will help with future trips:

Malta is an archipelago (the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino) in the center of the Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast.

Source: Valletta, Malta Chosen Europe’s 2018 Capital of Culture. Is This The Year To Visit?

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