The Maltese archipelago, composed by the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino, is in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, direclty south of Italy and north of Lybia.
The Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Italians, the Spanish, the French, the Brittish… everybody has longed for this land due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean sea. The traces of these civilisations are still visible; their legacy is undeniable.
Malta is the perfect destination for a winter holiday, with 15ºC on average during daytime, few tourists and a lovely combination of Baroque heritage and stunning seascapes.
Here is the photographic summary of the trip.
Dingli cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean sea:
Annunciation Chapel, right on the top of a high cliff:
Rough sea and steep cliffs in the island of Gozo:
Typical Baroque houses in Mdina:
Façade of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mdina:
View over La Valletta, from Sliema:
View over Mgarr, town and harbour at the east end of the island of Gozo:
Typical geological formations along the Maltese coast, known as limestone natural arches. Called the Azure Window and the Blue Wall, they are the result of the collapse of limestone sea caves:
So much inspiration to draw from these sceneries.
So much peace of mind to gain from these experiences.