When I looked at Valletta (Malta’s capital) from the front shore, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was a stone city that looked like no other I have ever been to. So, I imagined nothing. Over the years I have found out for myself that having no expectations is the best favor you could to yourself and your whole experience.
The city of Valletta is one of those cities that have a unique spirit. It’s lively, but not too busy, and hosts a great deal of cultural events and tourist attractions. After spending a whole day there and literally walking and exploring the whole city, Ron and I discussed what impressed us the most, so that I can share it with you. If you are planning a visit, we believe you should start from The Malta Experience – a 45-minute screening of Malta’s history since 5000 BC. It may sound boring. In no way is it! In fact, it is a great knowledge base and helps explain the origin of every other tourist spot in Malta. The Malta Experience is followed by a tour of Valletta’s Middle-age hospital and some staggering facts about the medical practices back then. Then you can confidently continue your exploration journey. We personally loved Casa Rocca Piccola, Upper & Lower Barrakka Gardens, St. George Square, and Saint John’s Cathedral. For the latter, be wise and go early. We never managed to enter because of the long afternoon queue.
During that day in the city of Valletta, we were keeping up with time thanks to my new JORD wood watch. I have been a huge fan of wood watches since last year, but this one is the best so far – featuring that intricate grain pattern of Zebrawood. If you like it or any other wrist watch from WoodWatches.com enter your name and e-mail here and get a $20 e-gift code valid for any wood watch. The luckiest of you will win a $100 e-gift code.
Curious for more from our travel diary “Explore Malta”? Check out PART 1.
Does Valletta sound appealing to you?