Discover the history of the “Silent City” of Mdina and Malta’s capital Valletta on this half-day excursion.
Mysterious Mdina Private Guided Tours of the Ancient ‘silent City’
Mysterious Mdina private guided tours of the ‘silent city’ where according to tradition the Apostle St Paul lived for many years. After being shipwrecked on the islands around 60 AD, he is said to have then lived in Fuori le Aura a grotto outside the city walls.
Mdina is still a place steeped in history and fables. Its splendid shady streets wind around the the ancient walled city said to be one of Europe’s finest examples of baroque and medieval architecture. Impressive Palaces belonging to Maltas Noble families still line the streets of ‘Citta Notabile’ or the Noble City all adding to its timeless atmosphere. At night this mystical city is still lit by lamps, and there is an air of peace and serenity everywhere.
Descendants of Spanish and Norman Lords still reside in these quiet lanes, and their influence can be seen everywhere. Monks from the Franciscan and Dominican dominations amongst others reside still in their beautiful monasteries high in the surrounding hills.
Custom Tours of Magical Malta, Explore This Ancient Walled City
Take a Custom tour of this mysterious walled city where its is said St Paul spent months hiding after being shipwrecked off the coast and where he healed many locals. Take in some sites on a private guided tour:-
Wander the small winding streets and quaint shops of Mdina Old Town browse or stop for a coffee
Visit St Pauls Grotto where he and his party of missionaries took refuge, see the fantastic wall paintings
Watch and learn how the famous Mdina Glass is blown and made into unusual items and treat yourself at the shop
Take a guided tour and Scare yourself at the Mdina Dungeons where the lifelike waxworks show the story of ancient torture here
Learn the history of the Carmelite Friars and see how they live their simple life in this stunning Church
Stroll the spectacular gardens of the old moat, take time out to relax and recharge your batteries
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Travel Tips for Mdina
Of course, the best time to travel depends on what you want from your holiday. However, April May and June is when you can almost guarantee the best weather. Spring is mainly sunny, and by May you could be on the beach or swimming in the sea. Spring is also the time of festivals, re-enactments along with traditional Maltese feasts. This time of year is quieter, and you are more likely to get generous discounts on accommodation.
Depending on your budget you can holiday quite reasonably here on Malta. The currency here is the Euro, so of course, the exchange rates can affect prices, but as a guide, you could have a great day on 80-90 Euro each. Hotels vary of course but average at 50 Euro per night, a reasonable meal could cost you about 25 Euro and with some alcohol thrown in at about 10 Euro this could finish your night off nicely. Tours are best pre-booked and save money.
One thing to remember is that the pace of life is a lot slower here so don’t expect things to be done in a rush. If you want to drive here be prepared to forget all you have learned. Drivers here can be a bit crazy and don’t always follow the rules. Guided tours work out cheaper if booked ahead. Transport around the islands is cheap and easy, but you should try and make bookings before your arrive. As a small island, it can seem extremely crowded.
If clear skies and hot temperatures are what you are after, then August or September are the months for you to visit. However this can also be a humid time and there are also chances of heavy showers and temperatures can reach the high 30s. In December, January and February you will find it is the wettest and coldest months of the year but this can also be a good time to visit if you do not like the heat.
Travel by air-conditioned coach to Mdina, Malta's first capital, dating back to before Roman times. Plan and book your perfect Malta private tours with experts and advice.