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13 days cruising on a luxury yacht from Malta to Italy

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Malta

Upon arrival at Malta airport, a host from your luxury yacht will welcome you to the Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta’ Malta), an archipelago which is situated centrally in the Mediterranean, and covers just over 300 kilometers in land area. With a lovely range of harbours and anchorages you could easily spend seven days just exploring Malta by superyacht.

It is one of Europe’s smallest and most densely populated countries with a 2008 estimate of 413,609 people. Maltese is the national language and a co-official language with English. The Euro is their currency.

Throughout history, Malta’s location has given it great strategic importance and a sequence of powers including the Phoenicians, Romans, Fatimids, Sicilians, Knights of St. John, and the French and British have all ruled the islands. Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and became a Republic in 1974.

Malta is known for its world heritage sites including the Megalithic Temples which are the oldest free-standing structures in Europe. Valletta, the capital city offers shopping and unequalled Maltese ambiance.

Picture courtesy of Konstantin Aksenov/Shutterstock.com

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