During this Full Day Tour you will first visit Mosta,
a central town famous for its Rotunda church.
The Rotunda also famous as the Mosta Dome is
the third largest unsupported dome in the whole
World with an internal diameter of 37.2 metres
and walls nearly 9.1 metres thick. This church was
built in the 18th Century and became known
throughout the country in 1942 when during World War II, a dropped
bomb failed to explode, thus sparing the lives of some 300 people.
The next stop is the town of Ta’Qali, located nearby was once a British
WWII outpost, but has been converted to a village for local handicrafts.
Here you will be able to watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate
glass art pieces, intricately assembling original silver filigree jewellery and
many more. This is the perfect place to pick up treasures that will remind
you of your Malta visit.
You will then visit Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of
the island, the city’s old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent
bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital city of
Malta has had many names including Melita (Roman Occupation), Medina
(Arabic Occupation), Citta’ Nobile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia
(after Valletta was built). Today is also referred as the Silent City since it
inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really
experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow
streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views from the high
Finally you will visit Valletta, Malta’s Capital City and a World Heritage
Site. Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built
during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights
Hospitaller. You will walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca
Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour. Here you
will have free time for lunch. You will then visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral
where you will see the painting ‘The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist’
by Caravaggio, considered one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces and the only
painting signed by the painter.
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