Valletta The Essential
The Maltese capital alone, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is worth making the journey. Its location, perched on a rocky outcrop, means you can take in the geometry of its streets - quite a feat of urban planning at the time it was built in the 16C - and its remarkable religious buildings. This dynamic city of trade is the political heart of the archipelago.
Fort Saint Elmo looks out over the quays
Marsamxett Harbour stretches out between