A flagging capital shrugs off its torpor to emerge full of attractive feist.
Pastizzi, pulled meat, and panoramic views are all yours in Valetta.
Built mostly in honey-coloured stone, the onetime capital of Malta has a 3000-year history.
Valletta boasts a condensed history and cultural legacy that provides a splendid blend of Castilian, Arab, Italian, French and British influences.
Is there a cruise to all three islands, or should we visit them independently?
Fierce knights, ancient cities, gorgeous swimming spots and the odd tortured genius: why Malta is the Mediterranean's secret hot spot.
Ollie Hansford found the perfect octopus stew in a backstreet in Malta - the only problem is finding it again.