We sipped de­li­cious lo­cal wine and raised a glass to a view we’ll not for­get in a long, long time

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pyra­mid of lux­ury, the 40-plus years of her­itage it holds is a lit­tle touch of mod­ern life in a world that can be found just 20 min­utes from the cap­i­tal. And as we un­wound on our pri­vate bal­cony that over­looked the bay, we sipped de­li­cious lo­cal wine and raised a glass to a view that we’ll not for­get in a long, long time.

As the crash of waves hits the side of the bay, we slapped the sun­cream on and headed for a new day of Mal­tese ad­ven­ture.

In a pinch your­self sort of mo­ment, we wit­nessed Car­avag­gio’s largest paint­ing – The Be­head­ing of Saint John the Bap­tist – held in the St John’s Co-Cathe­dral. Pho­tog­ra­phy is the rocky ter­rain and to­wards our depart­ing flight home, the his­tory of this city shines as bright as the sun.

As glo­ri­ous the mod­ern world can be, cel­e­brat­ing some­thing that came be­fore – as the very proud lo­cal Mal­tese res­i­dents do here daily – is as en­joy­able as any mod­ern cre­ation. For a hol­i­day that mixes a coun­try’s colour­ful past with the proud na­ture of to­mor­row, go-go to Gozo and fall in love with Malta, as we did.

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