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Of his influences from North Africa and Arabic (listen carefully to the local language) in the Sicilian-inspired cuisine, Malta is a microcosm of the Mediterranean. Few European countries have concentrated this background architecture, and, yes, beaches in so small an area.

There has been an eclectic mix of influences and the roll call of rulers over the centuries, but had no doubt: Malta is not just a nominal place in Italy or a relic of colonial Britain. This island nation (all of 316 square miles of it, comprising the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino) has a unique character all their own. From prehistoric temples, baroque architecture of Valletta, the feasts of rabbit to festas noisy fireworks, rattling buses colorful fishing boats, this nation has lots of charm.

When the Unesco World Heritage granted to Valletta, called it “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world” wee Malta’s capital, and the city is certainly known for its fortifications and architectural excellence. Activity boils Triq go around and Triq il-Repubblika Merkanti, but walking through the quiet narrow streets, back to get a feel for daily life. The city overlooks the stunning Grand Harbour to the Port of Marsamxett southeast and northwest.
Elegant, aristocratic Mdina (Silent City aptly named) is perched on a rocky promontory to the southwest. Fortified by more than 3000 years old was the political center of Malta, today’s visitors can spend hours wandering the narrow streets and quiet. Rabat is the solution of the city outside the walls.


The Belpaese (wonderful place) is one of the largest individual deposits of sensory pleasures of the earth. From art to food, from the magnificent landscapes and varied extravagant fashion, Italy has it all. This is the country that brought us Slow Food, dedicated to the promotion of fresh produce and good traditional cuisine. What began as a local protest against fast food has become a global movement.

With 44 seats, Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. His great città of art (art cities), like Rome, Venice and Florence, have been attracting visitors for centuries, and with good reason. Sometimes it seems that the country rests on its laurels art. This is not entirely true. Milan’s financial capital, has created one of the fairs largest and most modern Europe, and is planning a major residential development, CityLife complex in the heart of the city. Venice is probably the city that has been, apparently, at least changed over the decades, but recently it has opened a sleek new bridge over the Grand Canal and a spectacular contemporary art space in the Punta della Dogana.

Along with the art treasures of Italy, you will find plenty to keep you busy in the field. You can ski in the Alps, the Dolomites walking or diving gold coast of Sardinia. Adrenaline junkies can catch fireworks in volatile volcanoes of Sicily. But as much as all this, a trip to Italy is about lifestyle licking. It is idle over coffee at a cafe any street or stop at a long lunch in the Mediterranean sun.


At first glance, Milan (Milano) can appear as one of the models that grace its catwalks: great bone structure (in the form of new and amazing historical architecture), extravagant taste and no obvious soul. But the style of Milan and, yes, the substance beyond the skin.