The Maltese archipelago comprises the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. They are located at the very heart of the Mediterranean Sea, just 93 KM south of Sicily. Due to this strategic position, most of the world’s major civilisations have played a fundamental role in shaping this country’s history, culture, and language. In fact, the archipelago boasts one of the highest concentrations of historic and cultural heritage sites per square kilometre in the world.
The native language, Maltese, is of Semitic origin but Italian and English words are laced through it. It is written in the Roman script.
Due to the myriad of civilisations occupying Malta, even the people reflect this melting pot of cultures in the complexions seen.
Luckily the islands are compact enough to offer the convenience of everything being within easy reach, thus enabling one to make the most of a visit.