Valletta & Malta
The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It’s known for museums, palaces and grand churches. Baroque landmarks include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose opulent interior is home to the Caravaggio masterpiece, The Beheading of Saint John.
When to visit
Malta is an attractive year-round destination and recommended times to visit will vary on interests, budget, and weather preferences. Spring is the time of year when some of the best annual events are organised: Medieval Mdina (reenactments in one of the top tourist attractions), the international fireworks festival in Valletta, Festa Frawli (fresh strawberries everywhere), Isle of MTV, Earth Garden, etc.