Beautiful Streets of Birgu aka Vittoriosa

22 05 2017

The ancient fortified city of Birgu a.k.a. Vittoriosa on the south side of Valletta, the capital of Malta, turned out to be a gem partly because I went in the early evening when virtually no one else was around.  The streets and buildings are very well kept, it was very peaceful.

 





Exploring Valletta, Part 5

20 05 2017

More walking in Valletta, Malta, after lunch including a visit to the lovely Casa Rocca Piccola.  This happened on Monday, May 1, 2017.





Exploring Valletta, Part 3

12 05 2017

While I was “exploring” Valletta, the capital city of Malta, the sun was shining strong and though it was in no way uncomfortably hot as the air was quite dry, I had to be careful about getting tanned and having my nose burned.  But there was just so much to see (with little shade along the way), I pressed on (and later regretted not wearing a hat or using an umbrella).

 

 





Exploring Valletta, Part 2

10 05 2017

More scenes from Valletta, Malta.  The ever-so-excited moi shooting away.  ^^

 





Breakfast with a View and the Ferry Ride to Valletta

6 05 2017

While in Malta, I was staying in an apartment on the edge of a neighborhood called Gżira and it was managed by a hotel around the corner in the Sliema district.  I initially did not plan to use the hotel at all including having breakfast but upon arrival I was told they had upgraded me to include breakfast so off I went the first morning I was in Malta to get breakfast at the hotel.

But first the view outside my apartment window.  Nothing to boast about but very bright and sunny.

And my breakfast view.

Fast forward.  My first trip across the shore from Silema to Valletta, the capital city of Malta and a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a 10-minute ferry ride.

More to come.





Arriving in Malta

3 05 2017

I am spending my 2017 “Golden Week” holiday in the Republic of Malta, one of the smallest member states of the European Union.

Getting in from Rome FCO with a flying time of just over an hour.  You can see the whole of the country from above as you fly into Malta International Airport.

And I’m checked in.

Excited to be out and about!

I am in a neighborhood called Sliema (or technically my apartment is on the border of neighboring Gżira) which is across the harbor from the World Heritage designated capital city of Valletta.

Walking in Sliema, the first thing you notice is the windows that stick out called gallariji.  And cute doors and door signs with Christian images and saints on street corner buildings.

A lot to take in.  Time to chill with a bottle of Italian white from Duty Free!





A Walk Around the B&B and Onward to Malta from Rome FCO

1 05 2017

The morning after I arrived in Italy turned out to be beautiful.

View from the balcony of my B&B near Rome FCO.

And out for a walk.  The hotel exterior and its premises.

Stepping outside.

And back in the hotel, checked out, and waiting for my ride to the airport.

And zipped to the airport.

Goodbye Italy and off to the Republic of Malta!

 








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