Hampshire Chronicle 23/01/2014: "Malta’s story is one of survival,” says Vince Debono, a guide for the Maltese tourist board.
And anyone taking in the huge medieval fort at Mdina, which served as
the capital city when the Knights of Malta ruled, will get a sense of
The Knights Hospitaller, the Carthaginians, the Arabs, the Romans and
the British have all held the tiny island at some point, and all have
left their mark.
A melting pot it may be, but make no mistake: Malta is 100 per cent
Mediterranean. Set in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, and just 90
minutes by ferry to Sicily, its cuisine, history and climate make Malta a
perfect destination for foodies, culture vultures and sun-seekers