The Malta Independent 2 December 2016, Friday

Malta in third place among New York Times ‘places to visit list’ for 2016

Friday, 8 January 2016, 06:29 Last update: about 12 months ago

Malta is named in third place among a list of 52 places to visit in 2016 by the New York Times.

It is only preceded by Mexico City and Bordeaux.

This is the article about Malta in full:

Malta is an affordable Mediterranean playground with a superb climate, sublime beaches, megalithic temples and a distinctive crossroads culture. English is one of two official languages, but few Americans have discovered Malta’s charms. There are three inhabited islands to explore — Malta, home to buzzing Valletta, a Unesco World Heritage city of stunning limestone buildings; Gozo, more tranquil and with a dramatic coastline filled with great spots for diving; and idyllic, car-free Comino, which has one hotel and few residents.

As Valletta celebrates its 450th anniversary this year, the old city has gotten some fresh touhes, including a new city gate, a restored open-air opera house and a new parliament building, all designed by the renowned architect Renzo Piano. And in Malta, you can follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who spent their honeymoon shooting their latest film, “By the Sea,” in Gozo, which served as a more economical, but equally romantic, stand-in for the South of France. (You may also recognize the island from “The Whale” or “The Da Vinci Code.”)

The article in full is here

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