A perfect trio of islands, surrounded by blue waters. Malta has got all the charm of Sicily which is close nearby. The difference is fewer tourists.

Valletta, the capital of Malta. This historical city dates back to the year 1565 and has a Mediterranean atmosphere with a north African twist.

Generally the architecture is baroque with St. John’s Cathedral as the most recognizable. Finally this understated destination has been brought into attention.  Now it’s got the reputation as a European capital of culture in 2018. On top of this, the city is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

To celebrate this, the city plans to finish more than 140 projects and 400 events throughout the whole year.

The festivities has started from 20th of January with modern dance, symphonies and acrobatic exhibitions throughout the 4 main squares of the city.

Although a lot of the events have already passed by this time of the year, you can still visit this beautiful city.