Founded around the 8th century BC and situated on a large hill in the center of Malta, Mdina is a historical walled city that served as Malta’s capital from antiquity to the middle ages. One of the main tourist attractions in Malta, and nicknamed ‘the silent city’ because of its no-cars policy, Mdina offers a mixture of Norman and Baroque architecture, narrow alleyways and striking views over the island. There are multiple churches in the area, the most prominent being St. Paul’s Cathedral which stands in the city’s main square. Located in the northern region of Malta, Mosta is a charming town famous for its Parish Church of the Assumption, also known as the Rotunda of Mosta – a huge round church with the third largest unsupported dome in the world! Together these two towns combine to offer a truly exceptional local Maltese travel experience.