Malta - Insight Guides

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Insight Guide Malta offers a uniquely comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. Engaging and inspirational History and Culture chapters explain the island’s intriguing past as a gateway between Europe and the Arab world, and the factors influencing its future; from ancient temples pre-dating the Egyptian pyramids, through to Malta’s role as a key battleground of World War II, to the impact of recently joining the Eurozone. The burgeoning arts scene, ...

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Overview

Insight Guide Malta offers a uniquely comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. Engaging and inspirational History and Culture chapters explain the island’s intriguing past as a gateway between Europe and the Arab world, and the factors influencing its future; from ancient temples pre-dating the Egyptian pyramids, through to Malta’s role as a key battleground of World War II, to the impact of recently joining the Eurozone. The burgeoning arts scene, architectural treasures, local cuisine and folklore of the island are fully explored so that visitors can gain a sense of how Malta’s distinctive character and culture has been shaped. Malta is also now one of the world’s foremost destinations for divers and this guide investigates the fantastic and upcoming range of diving opportunities available on the islands. The Places chapters cover both Malta and Gozo in detail and also suggest excursions to the surrounding islands to help with planning a trip. Full-color photographs throughout illustrate the vibrancy of Malta and Gozo more than any other guide to the area on the market and give a true flavor of life on the islands today. Detailed maps throughout the book help visitors get around the different areas, with all major sites cross-referenced with the text, and the Travel Tips offer selective advice on where to stay, what to eat and the type of activities that are available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780052816
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 150,096
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Caruana is an experienced travel writer based in Malta. She has contributed to multiple international publications that include Business Destinations, Overseas Living, International Homes and EasyJet and BMI’s in-flight magazines. She is an Editor for Style on Sunday magazine, a Co-Editor for Time Out Malta and a member of the Malta Union of Journalists.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Top Attractions Malta
Editor’s Choice Malta
Sun, Sea and History
The Maltese People

FEATURES
Decisive Dates
In the Beginning
The Knights of St John
Enter the British
World War II
Looking to the Future
Arts
Superstition and Lore
Maltese Architecture
A Taste of Malta
Diving and Sport
The Knights of Malta Today
The Festa
The British Influence on Daily Life
The Secrets of Malta’s Temples

PLACES
Introduction
Valletta
The Three Cities
Mdina and Rabat
Central Malta
Sliema and St Julian’s
The North
The South
Gozo Introduction
Victoria
Around Gozo
Comino
Going to Sea
A Trip to Sicily

TRAVEL TIPS
Transportation
Accommodations
Eating Out
Activities
A-Z: Practical Information
Language
Further Reading
 

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