THE SMALL ISLAND IN THE HEART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN HAS LOTS OF UNEXPECTED FUN TO OFFER…
Malta, the Mediterranean island situated between Sicily and the North African coast, is a beautiful spot with a plethora of December activities to participate in. It is not only a hub for music festivals, bathing in the sea and admiring the ancient architecture, but filled with shows to see and culture to experience. Senior Account Director Helena Abela recently spent her Christmas on the island, and here, for #TaskTravels, we recount the insider view!
Whilst pantomime is often thought of as one of the more obscure English forms of Christmas entertainment, the Maltese are as impartial to a fun interactive show as the English. This year the show was held in the newly refurbished Manuel Theatre in Valletta. With beautiful historical decor and a talented cast, including Chiara Hyzler, the experience of the pantomime was truly wonderful to watch, as Alice in Wonderland was performed on the new stage.
Also unmissable in Valletta is the light display. The street light installation is a triumph of creativity, with the 2017 display was designed and created by the Italian light artists Faniuolo Illuminazione. If you’re looking for somewhere to eat, we recommend Giuseppe’s, a newly launched bar and bistro or for authentic Maltese food, it has to be Gululu’s in Spinola Bay.
With a traditional Christmas Eve 10 mile run to participate in, you can eat Maltese cuisine to your heart’s desire, whether you’re a spectator or runner! Beginning in Mdina and ending in Spinola, a quick stop at Gululu’s will refuel you enough to head to Palazzo Falson’s latest exhibition ‘The Devil of the Brush: Speed as Artistic Virtue.’ The first in a series of exhibitions aiming to explore objects manifestations in art, a visit to the historical museum at any time over the next few months will expand your artistic horizons! With lots to do whether you’re a fan of food, art, culture or enjoying the views with a cocktail in hand, what’re you waiting for? The capital Valletta has been named Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2018, so book your trip to Malta now!