Do you know when you have four days off from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and just want to get away and take a break from work? Well, happened to me recently and took the right decision to travel to Malta!
To be honest had few days to organize the the journey, book the flight and choose a hotel but this time I needed some adventure and so it was! Read just few vital information about what not to miss to see or taste, put some light clothes into my luggage, my faithful camera and set off!
Well, where to start from? The sea in Malta is mesmerizing everywhere and with any wheather condition, sunny or cloudy it doesn’t matter, cos of its iridescent shades of blue, very dark blue, light blue, green and almost yellow to some exent.
La Valletta is lovely, despite the crowd of tourists ready to take a selfie, buy whatever the tourist shops you can find at every corner of the streets of the city but! If you just walk far from the main streets, you can just loose yourself and notice a costant of the maltese architecture: wooden, colorful balconies of different sizes but present both in old and new or renewed buildings; couldn’t help myself to take lots of pictures of them!
And then the Barrakka Gardens with the outstanding view of the bay and the city of Victoria, just in front of La Valletta, the St Johns Co-Cathedral with its baroque explosions of decorations and the two Caravaggio’s canvases, one of them, The beheading of Saint John, the biggest in size he ever painted, that has the power to keep silent everyone in the solemn room of the oratory of the temple.
Speaking of food, I need to be honest: as I saw some cannoli showcased in a bar counter, I just entered and ordered one. As a sicilian, I can highly recommend to have one, they are delicious and crispy as they should be. Tasted some fish soup as well, with a genuine glass of white wine and had pastizzi but for some reason didn’t like it much, maybe I just had bad luck, considering that my tour guide was pretty sure I’d have fallen in love with that!
Visiting Malta, means staring an the perfect and stright line of the horizon from the natural terrace where you can watch at the Blue Grotto, a natural rock arch over the sea. And then Gozo and Comino: Victoria that the locals still call it with its ancient name of Rabat, the yellow limestone Cittadella, the windy watchtowers, witness of the arrivals of the pirates more than four centuries ago! Comino and its Blue Lagoon: you would be wondering for at least ten minutes how come a beach and the lagoon itself can still keep such a clear water, although hundrends of holiday-makers stand on the small sand beach, having drinks and listening to loud music.
I said adventure: I said to myself, why not? Had a trip on the so called power boat: the purpose of the boat trip was to see the caves on the sea and how the light coming from outside is able to create a rainbow inside, with the clear water playing with the rocks! It was worth it, but the funny thing was to reach the caves, with the power boat at a very high speed, banging on the sea surface every seconds, making scream and shout as I was on a rollercoster! Very funny though!
Left this lovely island satisfied, relaxed and sure that I did right: adventure!