One of the main places I wanted to visit during our stay in Malta was Valletta, the capital. Did you know it only measures 600m by 1000m? Yep, it’s rather tiny but it’s packed with gorgeous streets, stunning features such as the famous wood-and-glass balconies and mesmerising sea views.
We were chatting to a local the night before at a restaurant and he suggested we start from the lowest part of the city (closest to the sea) and then walk our way up towards the Upper Barrakka Gardens. He explained that the lowest part of the city was where the real Maltese experience was. Most tourists start from the city gate and walk down Triq ir-Repubblika towards the sea. Starting from the bottom up is therefore also a good way to have the cutest streets all to yourself (and the locals) while everyone is fussing up town.
Valletta is one of these cities you can explore (and should explore) on foot. My advice? Definitely start from the lowest part of the city and ditch the map, just meander around.
St Julian’s Bay, Malta