The Fortress City of Valletta, Malta's capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the perfect place to start your Malta adventure. Verdant gardens overlook an island topped with medieval castles, forts, the Grand Harbor, minarets and Baroque churches. Many tours visit the Grandmaster's Palace, home to the country's government since it was built in 1571, as well as the must-see St. John's Co-Cathedral and Museum, which displays two of Caravaggio's masterpieces. Various outings stop in the walled town of Mdina (the former capital), where you can shop and dine along quaint streets and tour a hand-blown glass factory for up-close looks into the production of the island specialty. The clear-blue Mediterranean waters welcome divers for excursions among artificial reefs, WWII military wreckage and-most famously-underwater caves.
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Driving Directions and Parking Information
Il-Vittimi Furjanizi, Il-Furjana, Malta
The Valletta Waterfront is approximately 15 minutes from the Malta International Airport.
Leave the airport and head southwest onto Vjal L-Avjazzjoni. At the first roundabout, take the 1st exit to stay on Vjal l-Avjazzjoni, then at the next one, take the 3rd exit onto Triq Il-Kunsill Tal-Ewropa. Continue on this road for 1.5km, and it will turn into Aldo Moro Rd. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Triq Dicembru 13, and continue for 1.3km. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Moll ic-Cangaturi, which turns into Triq I-Ghassara ta' I-Gheneb. Drive 1km and reach your destination.
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