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Destination guide

Experience Valletta from holiday lettings

The capital city of Malta is the southernmost in all of Europe, making it a premier holiday destination for many travellers. Valletta is full of history dating back centuries along with all of the modern amenities and attractions you’d expect. With its unique combination of Baroque to modernist architecture and Mediterranean climate, this city offers an experience travellers will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Find out how you can enjoy everything Valletta has to offer from holiday lettings.

History

Historical sites near Valletta holiday cottages

Valletta is home to several centuries of history, and you can explore it all near local holiday cottages. This city is known for its Baroque architecture, and nothing embodies that quite like the St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Built in the 16th century, this towering architectural achievement features a vaulted ceiling, marble floor and intricate carvings on the interior walls. You may also want to stop by Casa Rocca Piccola. Not only is this elegant home a snapshot of 16th-century life, but you can also explore the network of underground tunnels underneath the house that protected the people of Valletta in World War II during Nazi bombing raids. Additionally, you can explore the Grandmaster’s Palace. It’s the centre of government for the entire island of Malta, and it’s open for travellers looking to see numerous historical artefacts from Malta’s military past.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Valletta

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Valletta a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Malta Experience (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Duck Village (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Royal Malta Golf Club (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Mediterraneo Marine Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Malta Falconry Centre (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Birdpark Malta (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Valletta

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Valletta is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blue Grotto (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Golden Sands Beach (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Mellieha Bay (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Blue Lagoon (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Hastings Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Valletta

Fly into Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Valletta holiday homes

As a major capital city, Valletta is easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from. The Malta International Airport is just five miles outside of town, so flying in can get you close to local holiday homes. Once you’re in Valletta, getting around the city is quite simple thanks to their public transportation system. There’s a fleet of electric taxis that can take travellers to any destination in Valletta. Those taxis are probably the best way to get around considering access to many roads in your own car is restricted. There are some streets that are completely pedestrian. While driving isn’t much of an option, the narrow roads and traffic restrictions make Valletta one of the most walkable cities in Europe.

Essential info

Key facts to know for Valletta villa rentals

Before you arrive at one of the local villa rentals, there are a few key facts you should know about Valletta. Both Maltese and English are considered the official language of Malta, so you don’t have to worry too much about communication issues. As an EU member, Malta uses the euro, so you’ll have to exchange your pounds for cash transactions, though credit cards are widely accepted. If you do pay cash, keep it under 100 euro notes if possible as most vendors in Valletta aren’t used to such big bills. When you eat at a restaurant, it’s customary to tip around 10 percent. Fortunately, cover charges aren’t really a common practice in the city.

Events

Events near your Valletta holiday rental

Culture in Valletta has always been a major aspect of the city. In fact, it was designated as the European Capital of Culture in 2018. This was largely due to the numerous events held each year in town. Every January, you can enjoy the Valletta International Baroque Festival. This music festival features famous artists from across the globe performing in iconic Baroque-style buildings all over town. You can also attend the Maltese Carnival if you visit Balletta in February. Before Ash Wednesday, this carnival features major parades and late-night masquerade parties. You can even take part in a grotesque mask competition.

How many holiday rentals are available around Valletta?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,492 holiday lettings around Valletta. From 123 villas to 1,122 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Valletta?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Valletta:

  • Santa Maria Estate: 195 holiday homes
  • Mellieħa Heights: 195 holiday homes
  • Paceville: 281 holiday homes
  • Għadira: 185 holiday homes
  • Il-Balluta: 391 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Valletta?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Valletta. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sliema Ferry: 1,999 holiday lettings
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: 1,992 holiday lettings
  • Malta Experience: 1,959 holiday lettings
  • Fort St. Elmo: 1,965 holiday lettings
  • Knights Spectacular 1565: 1,959 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Valletta listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Valletta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 123 Villas in Valletta. Our other popular types of Valletta holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,122 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 169 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 19 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Valletta?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 267 holiday homes with pool available in Valletta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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