~Valletta, Malta~

Malta is not just one island, but a group of 3 islands in the Mediterranean. Of these 3 islands, 2 are inhabited, and those two are Malta, the largest island, and Gozo. The uninhabited island is called Comino. The interesting and turbulent history of the island, accompanied by one of the best beaches in Europe and a rich nightlife, has made Malta one of the most interesting holiday tourist destinations in Europe in recent years.

The island is very close to Italy (96 km from Sicily), and Africa is not far from it either (291 km). With its small area and a small number of inhabitants, Malta is a real micro country and one of the smallest countries in Europe, and its capital Valletta has only 7,000 inhabitants!

Malta has a lot to offer.

Certainly the most interesting is the island of Malta, where tourists usually spend time while in this country. It is believed that there are as many as 362 churches on the two largest islands of this country, and perhaps the most interesting is St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.

I especially liked the Rotunda of St Marija Assunta in Mosta. This imposing church was built during the 19th century in imitation of the famous Pantheon in Rome, and what is interesting is that during World War II it was hit by a 200 kg shell that fell through its roof, but did not explode!

Also interesting is The Parish Church of Christ the King in Paola, Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bauta, Parish Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Mellieha, as well as St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina. Basically, there is enough for the church.