The entire city of Valetta known as Malta’s major port and capital, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The centrepiece is the impressive 19th century Mosta Dome, visible from anywhere on the island, with its inlaid marble floor and the gilded, carved stone flowers set around the interior dome.
If you are looking for a tranquil afternoon, why not stroll the San Anton Palace Gardens, artistically laid out in Three Villages – Attard, Lija and Balzan. Or, take a day tour to Dingli Cliffs, which offers striking views of the sea and rugged coastline.
Valletta is also a port used for day trips to nearby Mdina, with its landmark Baroque Cathedral of St. John where you can explore several fascinating archaeological digs.