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Take the Love in your life to Valletta, the most romantic city in Malta, for a getaway you’ll never forget.
Everyone fantasises about spending a long weekend somewhere romantic. Whether it’s sitting in a cafe as the afternoon turns to evening, a romantic walk down one of the picturesque streets or looking at a never-ending array of palaces and beautiful grand harbour vistas from the Barrakka Gardens, there’s no lovelier place to spend Valentine’s day with the love of your life.
Whether you want to propose, put the sparkle back in your relationship or just show off to your friends, whisk the love of your life off on this four-day surprise escape.
We promise to surprise you with bottle of Moet et Chandon (35cl) on your arrival to make sure that you have a good start to your romantic gateway.
What you will get:
- Unique Accommodation in our romantic suites
- Free Wifi
- A bottle of Moet et Chandon (35cl)
- Late Check-in/check-out (if available)
Minimum stay: 4 nights (Feb. 13 – 18, 2013)
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Traditional Christmas cakes and beautiful gift ideas in the old baroque city.
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Everyone on a visit to Valletta is in search of restaurants that serve great food at decent prices and avoid the usual tourist trap!
Here are our selected top 4 restaurants that serve up authentic Maltese food.
These four restaurants are within walking distance from our Suites, all located in Old Bakery street Valletta.
Don’t be misled by the sign on the outside which used to be a sweet shop dating back to ’20s. This small and intimate restaurant, is one of the favourite amongst locals. Special dish is the Maltese rabbit.
A new addition to Valletta’s culinary scene, with an open plan kitchen which is hard to miss when walking in Old Bakery street. The actual restaurant is located in a split-level dining area full of character and charm. The menu is varied; fish, pasta and meat dishes are beautifully presented and excellent value for money.
Located underneath the Manoel Theatre, Fumia is also a local favourite. Over time it has proved to be one of the best restaurants in the city. It specialises in traditional Italian and Sicilian food. If you prefer fish, this is the best place to try out local fish, maybe ‘Lampuki’ when in season!
Located at the lower part of Old Bakery Street, a laid-back restaurant with a constantly changing seasonal menu.
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Perfect for romantic weekend breaks and stylish city getaways.
Valletta Suites offer three truly unique vacation apartments for stylish weekend breaks or self catered vacation rentals. Enjoy this historic city with its baroque architecture, stroll around the narrow streets, shop the boutiques, walk to wine bars, cafes and restaurants, tour the museums and palaces or just kick back and relax in one of the gardens overlooking the Grand harbour and watch the world go by. Each Suite has its own private entrance at street level and all are located within easy reach of all the major places of interest in the heart of Valletta.
If you are on a slightly longer stay, there is more to see outside of Valletta; with the bus terminus located just outside the city gate, it is easy to tour the rest of the island. Mdina the old capital is just 45 min by bus, located on a hilltop, the old medieval town boasts of narrow streets and dates back to the Arab rule. In less than 30 minutes from Valletta is the picutresque village of Marsaxlokk. Just to the north of the island, 50 minutes by bus to catch the Cirkawwa ferry and cross over to Gozo, the smaller sister island well worth a day’s visit.
Our Suites offer a stylish retreat after a day out and about. Choose one of our three Suites which have been featured in ‘The World’s Greatest Hotels Resorts And Spas 2011′ by Travel+Leisure
Maison La Vallette: for character and romance
Valletta Nobile: for its charm quirkiness and joie de vivre
Lucia Nova: for its chic mix of old and new.
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Filed under: Uncategorized, Valletta places to eat, Valletta pubs, valletta restaurants, valletta wine bars, wine bar | Tags: angelica (2), best wine bars in Valletta, Charles Grech, Legligin, StrEat, Trabuxu, where to eat in Valletta (2) | December 1st, 2012
Wine bars have always been popular in Valletta – but now a new innovative generation is taking over and some chefs are opening their own, there is excellent food on offer as well.
We pick out 5 of the best!
Minutes away from the City Gate, and perfect for a pre- or post- evening out, Trabuxu is the preferred hangout for the local bohemian crowd, where you can easily mingle with locals and get to know whats happening! With a selection of the best wines both local and foreign, it also offers homemade bites – dips, pates and fondues.
1 Triq id-Dejqa Valletta
Chef Chris’s wine-bar annex to his bistro offers a great opportunity to sample his cooking without having to book a table at the restaurant. The wine bar has a tapas menu with a tantalising Maltese local flavour. Great atmosphere for a relaxing evening out!
Legligin 119, St.Lucy Street, Valletta
This friendly and convivial wine bar is like a little bit of Paris in the heart of Valletta. Its an excellent place to grab some local tasty food over a good glass of wine or even Champagne if you are celebrating!
134, Archbishop Street Valletta
Having the best address in town says a lot about Charles Grech’s bar in the main pedestrian area of the city.It has an air of old school elegance and charm which is now slowly picking up. Importers of fine wines and spirits you can also visit their boutique wine cellar, and choose from their best selection of wines. It is without doubt the best place for a late afternoon aperitif !
10 Republic Street Valletta
Located in Strait Street, once the red light district of Valletta is the popular bistro à vins that has a fine setting in an underground Maltese stone cellar. The menu sources from the best local produce. Typical dishes include squid-ink tortellini filled with prawns in an olive oil broth, and of course Gozitan cheese!
Strait street Valletta
Filed under: Malta Must See, Valletta must see, Valletta News, valletta palaces, Valletta palazetto, valletta places of interest, valletta romantic escape, valletta transport, Valletta Travel Guide, valletta vacation, valletta week end in malta, valletta weekend in Malta, Valletta what to see, what to do in valletta, where to stay in malta, where to stay in valletta | Tags: 10 top places to visit in Malta, barracca gardens, caravaggio painting (2), casa rocca piccola, five places to see in Valletta, hagar qim (2), maltese temples (2), Manoel theatre valletta, Marsovin wine cellars, Mdina malta's old capital, museum of archeology valletta, st. John's co-cathedral (9), ten places to visit in Malta | November 29th, 2012
The Maltese islands are full of interesting places and attractions, museums and monuments which you can visit. Faced with such a choice, what are the best things to do and places to see, especially if you are on a short visit?
Here is our pick of the top 10 things to do in Malta.
1. Valletta is without doubt the best base for seeing the rest of the island. It is Malta’s Capital city and a World Heritage site. Located on a peninsula with magnificent harbours on either side. With the bus terminus just outside the City Gate it is easy to get around the whole of the island without waisting a lot of time.
2. The Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta is one of the largest and most opulent in Malta. This baroque palace built by the Knights of Malta with its beautiful architecture, internal courtyards, The Armoury, and its chambers lined with Gobelins Tapestries is a must visit sight.
3. Take a relaxing stroll in one of Valletta’s small gardens. The most romantic spot with the best views is definitely The Upper Barracca Gardens with a sweeping vista of the Grand Harbour and the three cities just across.
4. Cross over to the Three Cities (Birgu, Isla, Bormla) on one of the Maltese gondola boats from the Grand Harbour to Birgu. The gondola trip is enjoyable, as it give you one of the best views of the fortifications that surround the harbour.
5. Take a bus to Mdina. ‘The Silent City’ used to be Malta’s old capital. It stands on one of the highest points on the island and offers some incredible views of Malta. It dates back to the Arab rule and you can still get a sense its past through the narrow winding streets.
6.Visit the Museum of Archeology in Valletta where some of the best prehistoric artifacts are housed; then head out to the Hagar Qim temples on the southern edge of the island. This complex consist of three temples and date back to 3600 and 3200 BC.
7. St John’s co-Cathedral in Valletta is home to some of the finest religious artworks on the island. The most prominent is The Beheading of St. John, a Caravaggio masterpiece; his largest painting and is his only signed work of art.
8. Fancy trying some Maltese wine? Then take a trip to the Marsovin wine cellars, where you can sample some exquisite wines from the Maltese vineyards in the 400-year-old Cellars. Try the famous “Cassar De Malte” a quality sparkling wine produced in the Methode Traditionnelle!
9. A very popular attraction in Valletta is Casa Rocca Piccola in Republic street. Still owned by one of the oldest families in Malta, it is a true jewel and gives a peep into Maltese nobility. Try the Champagne tour which stars at 1900hrs on Fridays and get to meet the Marquis de Piro, who will tell the most incredible stories about the house and its curious collections!
10. Manoel Theatre is one of Europe’s oldest theatres. Enjoy a romantic evening out and listen to some incredible baroque music!
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Valletta is the capital city of Malta, an island located in the middle of the mediterranean sea. Valletta is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its works of art.
Valletta lives up to its reputation as a city built by gentlemen, with its romantic and enchanting streets and a designated world heritage site. Blessed with the most beautiful harbour in Europe, stunning architecture and a rich history, it is a definite must see while visiting Malta. Here are five attractions you should visit during your stay in Valletta.
1. Upper Barracca Gardens – The best view in the city overlooking the Grand Harbour and the three cities across. One of the most spectacular spots dating back to 1565. The grand balcony and arched walkway juts over the harbour at vertiginous hight, this breath breathtaking bit of craftsmanship incorporates part of the bastions which surround the whole of the city and has become an iconic image in Valletta. Adding to its charm is the small romantic mediterranean garden at its entrance.
2. Grand Master’s Palace – Built in 1571, it was one of the first buildings in Valletta. It served as the official residence for the Grand Master. It houses a Throne Room, an Armoury with one of the finest collections of weapons of the period of the Knights of Malta. A Tapestry chamber where you can still admire ten tapestries of the cycle ” Les Tentures des Indes” (The Indian Hangings), which were produced at the Royal Gobelin workshop of Louis XIV. in 1700.
3. Piazza Regina and the adjoining St. George square – On the grounds just in front of the Grand Master’s Palace and also at its side, is probably Malta’s most magnificent public urban space and piazza. The plaza sits lined with charming cafes, including the oldest coffee shop in Valletta – Cafe Cordina and its rival Cafe Premier, beautiful historic buildings and a swarm of pigeons. Meanwhile the neo classical Bibioteca overlooking Piazza Regina, still houses to this day one of the best collections of 16th century books dating back to the Knights of Malta. Walk inside and view the priceless collection of books which line the walls of the main hall.
4. Back streets – Although Valletta’s side streets is usually not part of many tourists’ itineraries, it certainly should be. Able your way through some of the narrow streets of this fascinating city lined with Maltese balconies, a typical feature of local architecture. A host of small restaurants beckon you in. The most popular with locals – Rubino for the national dish Rabbit stew. For a more romantic experience, the city is best explored at night when it quietens down and the dimly lit streets evoke a feeling of times gone by.
5. A Carriage Ride – So what if it seems like a tourist trap? A horse ride inside one of the Victoria carriages is an essential experience while in town. Although the city can be easily viewed on foot, a carriage through the streets gives you back the intimacy and grace of the past. A romantic ride remains the ideal way to end your vacation in Valletta.