The Maltese archipelago offers fabulous sea for snorkelling, rocky breathtaking sceneries chosen several times from the cinema, entertainment and a full calendar of cultural and musical events throughout the summer
Sounding Malta empyrean of 2016 summer destinations was the couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who in Gozo, one of the three Maltese islands, last year did the clean sweep, including honeymoon and shooting the film “by the Sea”, directed by the same Jolie. Eventually, as Brad in Malta had also filmed other movies, Brangelina have also decided to take home. What has fascinated them so much, it is clear from the photos in the gallery at the top here, where Malta is revealed in all its beauty. GQ has selected six good reasons to visit this summer.
300 days of sunshine a year and crystal clear waters, make Malta one of the best places for snorkeling and diving in the Mediterranean.
There are beaches like Golden Bay, a long strip of glistening sand or, on the small island of Comino, the Blue Lagoon cove with a dazzling blue waters, also loved by cinema. In Gozo Dwejra instead waiting for you one of the most spectacular natural landscapes of the Mediterranean. Here, time and sea have worked together to create the natural arch of the blue box, the Fungus Rock and a scenic rocky coast.
It is from the 20s that Malta is ideal set by the cinema with its rocks, the forts, roads and tunnels of the old city: the Simba travel to the unforgettable 70’s Midnight Express, from Gladiator Troy, until ‘ incredible onslaught of zombies to the walls of Jerusalem saw in World War Z, which was actually shot in one of the highlights of the city. If you are passionate about film tourism here you will find the set of more than 100 blockbusters, including the fortifications of Fort Ricasoli and Vittoriosa, the Blue Lagoon in Comino, Golden Bay, the Grand Harbour and St. Paul’s Bay.
from Ragusa, but politically it is part of the Commonwealth is a successful blend of Anglo-Saxon and Mediterranean culture and every year thousands of girls and boys from all over Europe will come together to learn English Malta is located less than 100 km (by sea) , since by tradition here are some of the best of British language schools in the world, at the best prices. Often to manage them are English teachers who have chosen to retire here, away from Londoners rains (mica stupid …).
“Malta – wrote The Guardian – has the time and the Ibiza DJ, without the inflated prices.” Children and young people each year landed on the island to study English, give life to the famous nightlife of Saint Julien, propped the district of bars, clubs, discos and residences for no-frills travelers, which seems to be the right hashtag # Nessundorma.
The summer events
The May 14, 2016 opens the Malta Fashion Week. But to inaugurate the Maltese summer will be June 1 Veggie Meet Up. From June 4 to 12, there is the Gay Pride, almost simultaneously with the Valletta Film Festival, 12 of the colorful Color My Run. And on June 28 the highly anticipated Isle of MTV. Then 3 to 5 July the Sunscape Festival. And to follow, Malta Arts Festival (8-18 / 7), Marsovin wine festival (15-17 / 7), Malta Jazz Festival (21-23 / 7) and Farson Beer Festival (22-31 / 7).
The charm of Malta has carved 7,000 years of history and you will easily see. However small, the island has a high concentration of historic sites in ancient stone structures, prehistoric temples, Roman catacombs and medieval villages. Among the sites protected by UNESCO is the Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni, the only prehistoric underground temple in the world: an underground necropolis dating from around 3600 BC. But also the entire city of Valletta with its 382 monuments is the patrimony of humanity. It was built in sandstone by the Knights of St. John in 1566, and is rich in ornate churches, palaces and museums value, interspersed with outdoor cafes, like the historic Café Cordina, serving traditional pastizzi (puff pastry stuffed with cottage cheese or mashed peas) and a typical Italian espresso …. Because Malta will also be part of the Commonwealth, but the coffee … not discussed.
How to get. Air Malta has direct daily flights from Italy to Milan Linate, Rome Fiumicino and Catania. For information: Malta Holidays.
Where to sleep. Fortina Spa Resort Hotel is located in Sliema, one of the most beautiful areas of the island and is built around a tropical garden with spa and gym.