Malta Travel: Treasures of Valletta

Malta Travel: Treasures of Valletta

Our first full day in Malta took us on the road to gorgeous Valletta. Built many moons ago by the Knights of St John, the baroque splendour of the landscape is an incredible vision! We visited the Co-Cathedral of St John as I was incredibly excited and feeling blessed to be able to see Caravaggio’s paintings, The Beheading of St John the Baptist and St Jerome. To see his work placed in the original location it was intended is such a different experience than viewing it inside a gallery. One gains a true sense of what Caravaggio saw, felt and was inspired by in the space. It was a truly enlightening experience.

Stopping for a rest at Prince Alfred’s court garden, I made friends with a couple of lions. Any little nook and cranny here is rich with the history of Malta. The people they have been ruled by, who has invaded them and their own simple and traditional maltese style mixed in. It is so special here!

Famished, we went to Palazzo Preca for the most divine lunch of traditional rabbit (feneck) stew. Our lovely Maitre’d – Jan (pronounced yan) was incredibly gracious in allowing us to dine late in the afternoon. We had the whole restaurant to ourselves!

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The Maltese Cross adorns a lamp shade outside the Museum of Cathedral St John

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The ruins of the Opera house to the left still stand tall in the heart of Valletta, it is now an open air venue.
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The view from the garden of Barrakka, Valletta

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Outside Palazzo Preca

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Wearing Asos Dress, Earrings from bauhaus and vintage wrap, belts and scarves.

Photography by Joseph Cassar

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