Towns & Villages

Malta National Aquarium

Malta’s National Aquarium: a review

Malta National Aquarium: a Malta Inside Out visit & review. It’s small, a bit pricey but our verdict is it’s worth a visit and a session of ‘finding nemo’.

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Our Lady of Sorrows, Valletta, 2013

Easter in Malta, a photographic prelude

A visiting photographer gives us a fascinating record of the first Easter events in Malta as a prelude to the scenes and mood of the Easter weekend to come.

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Quadro Restaurant, The Westin, Malta

Dining al fesco begins! …and Quadro Restaurant review

Quadro Restaurant, Westin Dragonara Resort – fine dining by the sea where Executive Chef Jonathan Vella bears more than a passing resemblance to Heston B!

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Lace-making in Nadur, Gozo, Maltese Islands

Nadur, Gozo: discover more than its carnival

The carnival party has left town, but what of Nadur, Gozo, the rest of the year? Elaine Gatt discovers a fascinating village in which to while away a day.

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Nadur Carnival, 2013. Photo: Mario George Vella

Carnival in Malta 2014: a light and dark affair

Malta’s carnival, love it or hate it, is here again. Kids love it, but it’s got a thoroughly adult and darker side that goes back centuries.

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St Julian's, Malta, Spinola Bay

Living in St Julian’s: property buying & rental guide

Need some help on property buying or renting as an expat to Malta? Try our guide to one of Malta’s most popular resorts, St Julian’s, for a head start.

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Fortifications Centre, Valletta, Malta

The Fortifications Interpretation Centre: a must-visit in Valletta

The Fortifications Centre is a must-see in Valletta. Francesca di Puccio discovered its curiosities and says it’s ideal for all the family.

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‘Venice of the South': ferry & water taxis across Malta’s harbours

Malta’s water taxi ferry services make the journey not the destination the reason for crossing to Valletta & the Three Cities by water from Sliema.

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Strolling down St Paul’s Street, Valletta

St Paul’s Street: that Francesca di Puccio took 150 photos over three hours in just this one Valletta street is testimony to how St Paul’s can mesmorise us.

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A drink for the patron saint

The Malta village festa

An insider’s guide to unravelling the Malta village festa.

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Gruelling stuff eating satchel. Rather him than me!

Life at Sea at the Maritime Museum

Life at Sea, safely viewed on land. If a sailor’s life’s for you, get down to Birgu’s Maritime Museum on Sunday 19 May.

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Pastizzi

Food Icons: Pride and Pastizzi at Crystal Palace

The Australian Maltese have 24 types of pastizzi. Malta has just two. But Crystal Palace Bar, Rabat, has them at their traditional best and almost all day and night long.

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sirens comp copy

For the love of Waterpolo

Waterpolo and Sirens, St Paul’s Bay, are synonymous. The place of happy childhood memories of endless summers by the sea. Now though, it’s Sirens bistro that’s talk of this northerly town, even out of waterpolo season!

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We may need to do more than just imagine

Imagine Valletta, European Capital of Cuture, 2018

From candidate to European Capital of Culture for real? Valletta’s bid to host the EU’s most prestigious cultural title in 2018 is up for final grabs today and tomorrow. Wish it luck!

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