A walk in Valletta….

Completiamo questo mese con un walking tour di Valletta e questo weekend anche di Gozo.  Giugno e’ alle porte, l’inizio dell’estate e di un nuova stagione.  Non per niente Valletta e’ stata nominata una delle capitali barocche Europee del 2014.  Questa passeggiata fotografica vi mostrera’ degli angoli segreti, alcuni conosciuti, altri meno di questa affascinante…

In Valletta, Malta: Where European Baroque Meets Northern Africa

My first impression as the airplane door open wide and revealed the ancient city of Valletta was that I had reached Northern Africa.  The heat was intense and gave the illusion that a city existed and did not exist at a distance.  I was also in a cloud of jet lag having traveled nearly 24…

In Malta: Open Air Markets & Shopping!

I reached Malta “sola” 48 hours before the group arrived.  I was on assignment and eager to venture out into Valletta to experience first hand everything I had learned in books.  I was so excited to do so that I got lost for 4 straight hours without drinking or eating anything and nearly passed out…

In Malta: Unveiling the Jewels of “Casa Rocca Piccola”

Our in depth journey of the Maltese Islands continues with a must stop at “Casa Rocca Piccola,”  home of some of the most illustrious noble families of Malta.  The palazzo dates back to the 16th century and it has been the residence of the De Piro Marquis ever since.  The family originated from the Greek…