Valletta, Malta…one pic and few words to answer to these WHYs

Valletta, Malta…one pic and few words to answer to these WHYs

Summer has only just arrived in the northern hemisphere, but the hot weather brings with it dreams of holidays in paradise.

Thanks to its rich and varied history, approximately 350 sunny days per year, exceptional seafront and extremely welcoming people, Malta is a country that quickly wins over its visitors’ hearts. It is little surprise, therefore, that it has been listed by the Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the best places to travel to in 2015. But the country is not only top of the wish-list for tourists. In recent years Malta has become one of the most popular destinations for foreigners, ex-pats and professionals who want to establish themselves within a competitive legal framework in a country that provides not only a high quality of life but also advantageous tax and business benefits.

Valletta, the capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta packs half a millennium of history into less than half a square mile, with cathedrals, palaces, and baroque stair-step streets that end in spectacular harbor views. In early 2015 the star-shaped, 540,000-square-foot Fort Saint Elmo, closed to the public for years, is reopening its doors, allowing visitors to stroll ramparts that were crucial during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. Fans of cutting-edge architecture also have something to celebrate: a dramatic new entrance to the city and an open-air theater, designed by Pritzker-prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, are now complete, with plans for his new parliament building to debut later in 2015. Nightlife in Valletta thrives, with new bars and restaurants having revived the old, largely shuttered Strait Street in recent years. There, Tico Tico patrons spill into the street with their tapas and wine, while Palazzo Preca serves upscale traditional cuisine—Mediterranean with its own twist—in a 16th-century palazzo.

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