Maltese modeller brilliantly recreates Valletta’s ‘lost gem’

With its stunning architecture, it was once of one of the most beautiful buildings in Malta. Things changed in 1942, when the majestic Theatre Royal in Valletta was devastated during a wartime air raid. But now one of Malta’s most talented model makers has recreated the iconic building’s glory days in miniature. Robert Zammit from […]

Malta named ‘one of the most expensive places to live in’

Malta has been named one of the most expensive countries to live in. Malta was ranked as the 25th priciest place in the world in a new survey – behind Canada, the United States, Germany and Britain. Money saving website Go Banking Rates crunched numbers from more than 150 countries to find the nations where […]

Malta Airport celebrates record passenger numbers in 2019

Malta Airport has recorded its busiest year ever after more than 7.3 million passengers travelled through its doors in 2019. The airport in Gudja significantly added to its growing destination list with the launch of a number of new Ryanair, Wizz Air, Easyjet and Air Malta services to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Bosses […]

Malta enjoys nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine in 2019

Malta was hotter and drier than average in 2019, according to weather experts. The Met Office in Luqa said there was no shortage of sunshine last year with the sun making an appearance for a 2,992 hours. The year started with a wetter-than-average January, which produced 99.8 mm of much-needed rain. February saw the year’s […]

10 epic events to look forward to in Malta in 2020

Every year Malta plays host to some unforgettable events – and last year was no different. From an impressive Isle of MTV concert in Floriana to Fairyland Malta, there was certainly lots to get excited about in 2019. But 2020 is shaping up to be every bit as exciting, with some amazing events to look […]

Welcome to Malta’s most magical Christmas market

One of Malta’s most popular Christmas markets is back for the fourth year in a row. The 5-day Natalis Notabilis transforms the historical centre of Rabat into a magical Christmas village for five days. What can you look forward to? More than 80 stalls offering delicious food, drinks or artisan products and lots of Christmas-related […]

Catch the first sunrise of winter at Mnajdra Temples

Here’s your chance to welcome winter in style – but you’ll have to wake up early! Heritage Malta is inviting you to watch the first sunrise of winter at Malta’s amazing Mnajdra Temples. Mnajdra is one of the oldest free-standing structures in the world – older than Stonehenge in Wiltshire and the Pyramids in Egypt […]

‘Even better at night’: TripAdvisor loves Mdina after dark

For such a small island, Malta sure packs a lot in. You’ve got beaches, lovely harbour towns, and enough centuries-old sights to keep you busy for weeks. And when it comes to history, Malta is up there with Italy and Greece. The island boasts so many sights, it’s like a vast open-air museum. Nowhere more […]

Here’s why Gozo is the place to be this Christmas!

Gozo is the place to be this Christmas. There’s lots going across the island over the next few weeks, from festive markets in Xaghra to carol concerts in Nadur, Santa Special train rides around Victoria and special events for children in Xewkija and San Lawrenz. Drop in at Lord Rundle Gardens in Victoria this festive […]

Malta’s arts festival for children attracts record crowds

Malta’s international arts festival for children has been hailed a success. The ninth edition of ZiguZajg attracted a record 21,000 visitors during its 10 day run. More than 8,500 of them were pupils from 45 different schools across Malta and Gozo. Festival director Daniel Azzopardi said he was delighted by the positive reaction to the […]

Malta braced for record number of tourists in 2019

Malta is on course for a record-breaking year for tourism. The number of visitors coming to Malta increased in September to 287,461. That’s a rise of around 3 per cent. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said tourist arrivals from the EU went up by 5.6 per cent when compared to the same month last […]

Outrage as paint is spilled over historic Valletta bastion

Police have launched an investigation after a long streak of white paint was splashed over one of Valletta’s historic bastions. The stain, which begins near the top of the bastion and trails all the way down to the ground, was discovered between the Siege Bell Monument and Fort St Elmo on Mediterranean Street. The city’s […]

Here’s what to get up to in Malta and Gozo this weekend

Malta is in for a real treat this weekend – and not just because of Halloween. The island is going all out to celebrate the spooky season, with dozens of special events, parties and club nights planned. Don’t worry if Halloween isn’t your thing though, there’s plenty of other stuff going on from open days […]

Malta International Airshow will return next year

The Malta International Airshow will make a roaring return next year. Malta’s tourism minister confirmed the news on social media. Konrad Mizzi said the event would take place on September 26 and 27 following discussions with the Malta Aviation Society and airport bosses. The last air show took place in 2017 but last year’s event […]

Things to do in Malta and Gozo this weekend

There’s lots going on in Malta this weekend. If you’re a chocolate lover, Hamrun plays host to the annual chocolate festival on Saturday night. Elsewhere, there’s a chance to get out into the Maltese countryside on Sunday with a guided nature walk at Selmun near Mellieha. Here’s our pick of what to get up to […]

Malta’s most delicious festival is happening this weekend

A festival dedicated to chocolate? Sign us up! If you’re a chocoholic, you need to visit Hamrun on Saturday 26 October. The town’s annual Malta Chocolate Festival is every chocolate lovers dream. Hamrun High Street will be lined with stalls from 6pm to 11pm, offering an amazing array of chocolate products make by some of […]