Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the coast of North Africa. It is a country famous for historic sites associated with the succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, France and England. It has many forts, megalithic temples and Safal Saflieni Hypogeum, a complex of halls and underground burial chambers dating from around 4000 BC.  Mdina is the ancient capital of Malta and is located on a picturesque hill in the center of the island. It is famous for being surrounded by dominant fortifications and, as such, can not be lost if you are a history buff. There is a wide variety of activities to enjoy here, such as strolling through the picturesque streets and visiting the many museums. The city is also known for its beautiful cafes and restaurants that are perfect for hanging out. Upper Barrakka Gardens is located near Valletta and is the ideal place if you want to enjoy some of the best views of Malta. From the point of view of the beautiful gardens, you can see the famous « Three Cities » of Malta and see up to the Great Port. Once you have finished admiring the landscape and have enjoyed a walk through the garden, you can walk towards the center of the capital city of Valletta. Malta enjoys a warm climate and has also been blessed with blue seas, which means that it is perfect if you like to swim, dive or dive. There is a range of artificial reefs here, as well as a series of military remains dating back to World War II. One of the most famous is called HMS Maori, which is a destroyer that was sunk by the Germans and now rests on the seabed at a depth of 14 meters. This is a good place for beginners due to its easy access and relatively low depth, and there are several diving schools throughout the country if you want to obtain certification. If you are a history buff, particularly militant history, make sure you do not miss a trip to the Lascaris War Rooms, which are 45 meters underground. The rooms are actually tunnels under the Upper Barracca Gardens and were used in World War II. They consist of chambers that would have been used as strategic headquarters and it was here where all the main defensive plans to keep Malta safe were drawn up. Built in the 1680s, the Casa Rocca Piccola is a beautiful house that would have been used in the past by Malta’s aristocrats. Today it has become a museum and you can take a tour and see all the wonderful architectural features, as well as the extensive historical collection. This includes costumes from the 18th and 19th century, as well as works of art, antiques and silver pieces. There are also photographs and documents related to the families that would have made the mansion their home, which gives an intimate glimpse of the aristocratic life in this country. Other activities may include bus tour of the city and experience cave and reef diving at Comino.

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