Valletta is best for...
History buffs: Valletta is undeniably rich in history, from its museums filled with artifacts dating back to 5200 BC to its fortresses that have stood the test of time. And you can’t forget its WW2 background when you walk the war tunnels where some of the Med’s most famous battles were fought. Better yet, why not watch a concert in Europe’s oldest theatre?
Art enthusiasts: With cultural influences from all over Europe, Valletta is an art lover's haven. Within the walls of its greatest landmarks you can find painted arched ceilings by Mattia Preti, or sip an iced latte in Caffe Cordina while admiring Giuseppe Cali’s decorative painting of Maltese rulers. Abstract prints adorn the walls of the Victor Pasmore Gallery, while exhibitions and workshops for budding painters are located at Galea’s Gallery.
Food fanatics: For food of the Michelin standard, you’ve come to the right place. There’s 11 of its kind in Valletta serving up the highest quality seafood and traditional Maltese cuisine. Tuck into timpana, a fresh crust pastry stuffed with bolognese, a recipe passed down by locals for generations. And with the Mediterranean influencing many menus, it only seems right to sample stonebaked Italian-style pizzas and creamy lobster thermidor.