Sunday 15 October
Day Trip to Gozo Island
Gozo is known for offering an oasis of calm. The charm of Malta’s sister island is immediately apparent, it is greener, more rural, smaller and its rhythm of life is dictated by the seasons, fishing and agriculture.
Steeped in mythology, Gozo is said to be the island of Calypso from Homer’s Odyssey, a quiet and mystical lost corner.
Monday 16 October
Visit of the Blue Grotto
The Blue Grotto consiste of several sea caves and is located on the south coast of Malta. Many of the caves reflect the brilliant, phosphorescent colors of underwater plants. Other caves have a deep, dark blue hue.
Marsaxlokk fishing village is the largest fishing harbour in Malta. It has been so since antiquity and today the greater part of fish sold on the islands are caught by fishermen coming from this village. Traditional luzzu’s (brightly-coloured traditional fishing boats) and larger fishing vessels line the sheltered harbour in a colourful display that has been the subject of countless photoshoots.
Tuesday 17 October
Defined as the noble city, the ancient capital of Malta is a city with 4000 years of history. Mdina is separated from Rabat by a large ditch; its structure and streets have remained unchanged for a thousand years. It was between 1090 and 1530 that the main palaces and some of the most beautiful buildings in the Sicilian-Norman style were built. As time went by and the Knights settled in Valletta, Mdina became the ‘silent city’ where the Maltese nobility resided. Its high walls, closed gates and endless staircases have allowed it to preserve its mysterious, aristocratic and medieval charm until today.
Wednesday 18 October
Classic Visit of Valletta
The capital of Malta, Valletta owes its current influence to the French Grand Master Jean de la Valette, who ensured the assault of the Turks during the great siege in 1565. To protect Malta from further attacks, he decided to build an impregnable fortress, ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’. With a simple grid structure, Valletta is also a city bathed by the breeze that rushes through its streets and freshens the air. A city of unspoiled and stunning beauty, it offers an impressive concentration of historical sites.