Often described as ‘a modern city built by the Knights of St. John’, Valletta is the capital city of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Despite being one of the smallest capitals in Europe, it is one of the most concentrated historic areas of the world. Dotted with plenty of excellent sites to see and explore, including impressive historical buildings with Baroque character, and the imposing St John’s Co- Cathedral, it is no wonder that Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Full of charming cafes, local wine bars and traditional restaurants, the city is busy by day, yet calm by night; its narrow streets are lined with excellent shops, beautiful examples of fine art, and impressive architecture. Valletta is a city with local flavor that makes you feel as if you are walking back in time.