Malta is a Mediterranean Island, rich in history and known for its warm and sunny climate. Boasting beautiful blue seas and gorgeous beaches, Malta provides a unique combination of culture and relaxation with an array of activities to indulge in. The Maltese Archipelago, made up of mainland Malta, sister island Gozo, and some other small islands is located in the very heart of the Mediterranean which has made the country a melting pot of climates, cultures and cuisines for millennia. Malta boasts over 300 days of sunshine, a jam-packed cultural calendar, and a greater density of historical sights than any where else in the world!
Malta may be a small country but there is no shortage of things to see and do for every kind of visitor.
Malta’s history is vast and fascinating and you can step back in time and experience it for yourself through a range of historical activities.
In addition to ideal beach weather much of the time, Malta features gorgeous scenery along its diverse coastlines. Each of the islands has its own distinct landscape.
Xlendi Bay
Munxar - Gozo
Steep cliffs enclose the town, which sits in a ravine overlooking a peaceful bay. A pleasant waterfront promenade invites visitors to take a leisurely stroll

St, George’s Bay
St. Julian's
The beach at St. George's Bay was created by the local council, the result is a beautiful stretch of shoreline.

Mgarr ix-Xini Bay
Ghajnsielem - Gozo
The crystal-clear waters at Mgarr ix-Xini Bay are great for snorkeling and scuba diving. The hillsides are popular for rock climbing.

St. Peter’s Pool
In a calm protected cove, smooth rocks surround the translucent sea, which is as placid as a swimming pool.

Armier Bay
Armier Bay's beautiful sandy shoreline is lapped up by translucent turquoise waters. The sea is clean and crystal clear, with gentle waves.

Pretty Bay
Pretty Bay's beachfront is framed by a garden and a commercial street lined with restaurants, cafés, snack bars, and ice cream shops.

Blue Lagoon
Island of Comino
Crystal-clear turquoise waters exude a tropical quality, as gentle waves lap against small white-sand beaches.

Gnejna Bay
Continuing from Ghajn Tuffieha Bay seven kilometers through the countryside is Gnejna Bay, near the rural town of Mgarr.

Ghajn Tuffieha
This sublime stretch of shoreline is found in a spectacular setting just two kilometers from Golden Bay.

Ir-Ramla il-Hamra
A lovely bucolic setting makes Ir-Ramla il-Hamra a truly special beach. The wide shoreline is tucked into a fertile valley amid undulating hills where farmlands flourish.

Golden Bay
This picturesque family-friendly beach offers the best of both worlds: the top-notch amenities and the pristine environment of an unspoiled nature site.

Ghadira Bay
This family-friendly beach boasts a fine sandy shore and gentle waves with no undercurrents

Esplora Interactive Science Centre
Very well set up educational museum that’s a great option for children (yet still entertaining for adults).

Palazzo Falson
A fascinating and varied collection of objects that have survived the test of time surprisingly well. There’s something of interest to everyone here.

Casa Rocca Piccola
A very capable and friendly tour guide takes you through the home, starting on the hour from the courtyard, which also offers access to the home’s WWII shelter that lies 30m underground.

The Manoel Theatre
The theatre’s interior is something to behold and its survival throughout the centuries remarkable.

Fort Rinella
A bit of a hidden gem, Fort Rinella offers so much more than just the cannon itself.

Malta Aviation Museum
Spread out over three hangars, you’ll find the beautifully restored Spitefire Mk IX and Hawker Hurricane IIA, among over two dozen other aircraft.

Lascaris War Rooms
A tour of the complex takes you back to the days of WWII and despite the simple waxwork figures you get a vivid impression of life during the war.

National War Museum and Fort St. Elmo
The museum is housed inside the barracks of Fort St. Elmo, which was built at the tip of the peninsula before Valletta as a city was even conceived.

Domus Romana
Rabat - Malta
The well preserved, intricate mosaics as well as the artefacts on display make for an interesting viewing and exploration of Malta during the Romans.

St. Paul’s Catacombs
Rabat - Malta
Used up until the 4th century AD, this underground Roman cemetery served the inhabitants of the ancient city of Melite.

Ghar Dalam
Taking a step even further back in time from the Megalithic Temples, the Għar Dalam cave is a cavity that stretches out over 145 metres.

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is a unique gem dating as far back as 4000 BC. The site is an underground complex.

Hagar Qim
Possibly the most popular prehistoric temple in Malta, Ħaġar Qim is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The temple complex consists of three structures from different prehistoric periods, with the oldest one possibly having over 5500 years.

National Museum of Archaeology
Malta’s human history dates back to around 5200 BC and numerous artefacts have been found across sites that date back to the early periods.

Fort St. Elmo
Built on the location where a medieval castle once stood, the fort was to become the Order’s headquarters.

Fortifications Interpretation Centre
Explore the ingenious plans and designs behind the city of Valletta and its fortifications.

The Inquisitor’s Palace
This museum is all about the building and its interiors, which are well preserved and paint an interesting picture of its history.

St. John’s Co-Cathedral
Having served as the conventual church of the Knights for over 200 years, the St. John’s Co-Cathedral is a prime example of artistic impression of the High Baroque era.

The Malta Experience (La Sacra Infermeria)
Great opportunity to learn about the Knights and their role in Malta’s history.

The Grandmaster’s Palace (State Rooms)
et a glimpse of one of the most impressive buildings in Valletta, built up and enriched over four-and-a-half centuries.


Our little island has something for everyone, and the Maltese have been historically renowned for their hospitality and friendliness - something we at Palazzo Ignazio wholeheartedly embrace. English is an official language, so you'll find that most islanders speak it along with the native tongue Maltese. The vast majority of people also speak a third language, normally Italian, German or French. Malta is a year-round destination, with mild winters and hot summers, vibrant nightlife, a plethora of activities and a typically Mediterranean lifestyle that you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Valletta is the capital city of the country, a UNESCO world-heritage site, and a hotspot so rich in culture and history that you can't walk five paces in any direction without stumbling on a fascinating piece of Malta's story. Unearth your own Maltese Odyssey - with Palazzo Ignazio.

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