Culture vultures will have the best time in Malta in 2018 as the Mediterranean island’s historic capital, Valletta, is celebrating being named European Capital of Culture. It is the smallest capital ever to enjoy this accolade.
Part of Malta’s obligations are to have plans that are exceptional for the year and Malta has created a year-long events calendar around the themes of generations, routes, cities, and islands, to showcase the richness and diversity of its culture. Every month the islands will stage a major event. See list below.
Aiming to offer a tranquil backdrop to a frenetic itinerary of cultural sightseeing is the Corinthia Palace Hotel located in San Anton between the top two sights on the island: the historic capital, Valletta, and the former capital, Mdina, the hilltop medieval walled town full of Baroque and Medieval architecture.
Rates are 50% off if guests book between November 23rd – 28th and stay between November 23rd 2017 and April 30th 2018. Lead-in rates start at Euros 90.00 (approx. $106.00 USD).
The hotel’s peaceful garden setting, old world charm – it was the first Corinthia hotel to open, in 1968, and is built around a century-old restored villa, now its main dining venue – plus its extensive range of leisure facilities, translate to a relaxing place to stay.
The 2018 highlights are:
· January 13th-27th – Valletta International Baroque Festival
· January 14th-21st – Opening Week
· February 9th-13th– Carnival
· March 30th – April 29th – Photographic exhibition, ‘European eyes on Japan’
· May 4th-6th – Malta Green Festival
· May 28th – June 2nd – Malta Fashion Week
· June 7th – Valletta Pageant of the Seas
· June 8th – 17th – Valletta Film Festival
· June 29th – July 14th – Malta International Arts Festival
· August 23rd-25th – Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival
· September 28th – Science in the city
· October 6th – Notte Bianca (new media)
· November – Malta Book Festival
· December 15th – Closing Spectacle
About Corinthia Palace Hotel:
Corinthia Palace Hotel is the original flagship of Corinthia Hotels, opened in 1968. Located in the heart of the island of Malta, adjacent to the Presidential Palace, the 147-room five-star Corinthia Palace exudes grace and historic charm. It is positioned between the island’s capital, Valletta, and Mdina, the picturesque medieval silent city that is still inhabited till this day. This opulent hotel offers the leisure guest an extensive range of facilities, including the Athenaeum Spa, complete with a wide range of revitalizing treatments and indoor and outdoor pools. With a century-old restored villa as its main dining venue, this hotel is all about warmth, personal attention, and traditional elegance. The hotel boasts top-class restaurants, including Rickshaw, offering Asian-fusion dishes, and the al fresco Summer Kitchen. For corporate guests, modern business facilities are available, with a large conference room easily accommodating 450 delegates, and six syndicate rooms including two boardrooms for smaller groups. Corinthia Palace is a 21st-century stately hotel, created by experts with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of world-class service. Corinthia Palace Hotel is an award-winning member of Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. For more information, visit corinthia.com/palace or visit Twitter @corinthiapalace or Instagram @corinthiapalace