Mdina

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  • Fortified city that was the capital from antiquity to the medieval period
  • Population 300
  • Founded around 8th century BC by Phoenician settlers
  • City was once larger but was reduced due to Byzantine or Arab occupation

 

Ħal-Saflieni Hypogeum

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  • Neolithic structure dating to 3300-3000 BC in Maltese prehistory
  • Thought to have been a sanctuary and necropolis
  • Remains of more than 7,000 individuals have been documented
  • Best preserved example of Maltese temple building culture

 

Fort Rinella

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  • Victorian battery that contains one of the two surviving Armstrong 100-ton guns

 

Saint John’s Co-Cathedral

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  • Roman Catholic co-cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist
  • Built between 1572-1577
  • Interior decorated in Baroque style in the 17th century
  • Considered one of the finest example of high Baroque architecture in Europe

Lascaris War Rooms

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  • Underground complex of tunnels and chambers that house the War Headquarters from where defense of the island was conducted during World War II
  • Later used by NATO, now it’s public museum

 

Malta Postal Museum
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  • Collection consists of documents and artifacts related to the postal history of Malta from the 16th century to present day
  • Contains every Maltese postage stamp issued since 1860
  • Opened in 2016

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,242

food $44/day x 9 days = $396

hotel $67/day x 7 days = $469

tickets (all attractions) $61

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,168