Welcome to Mdina

There are different stories to the origin of the name “Malta”. Some say it was the Phoenicians, that built a wall around its former capital and called it “Malet”, which means Safe Place. Others say it was the Romans that called the island “Melita”, meaning honey, which then was and still is a amber coloured…

Malta: On the fringe of Europe but in the heart of its history

The history of Malta is a turbulent one, characterised by its strategic position in the Mediterranean, halfway between Europe and Africa. Under influence from the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Normans, the Knights Hospitallers, Napoleon (just for a short while, no pun intended) and the British, this tiny island has prospered and is today a holiday…