The Maltese Islands have been described as one big open-air museum. What makes them captivating is that so much of their past is still visible today. Delve into the Islands’ mysterious prehistory, retrace the footsteps of St. Paul, or see where the Knights of St. John defended Christendom. The capital city of Valletta, “The Fortress City,” is European Art City and a World Heritage City and will be European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2018. As a cultural haven, Valletta’s grid of narrow streets houses some of Europe’s finest art works, churches and palaces. In addition to its numerous recreational areas, every day offers opportunities to see plays, concerts, and plenty of exhibitions and street events. Interactive walkthrough and multimedia attractions give an overview of Malta’s history in under an hour, and they are a fun and informative way to get to know these beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.
There’s a lot to celebrate in Europe – especially during one of Europe’s many fire and ice festivals. Each festival is different from the rest but they they’re all a good time. From Iceland to Malta and everywhere in between, Europe’s festivals are some of the most colorful, festive and energetic celebrations on the planet. Browse some of the best and literally brightest fire and ice festivals in Europe with this photo gallery.
Europe’s heritage and culture date back thousands of years. And some of the most ancient remnants of the earliest European cultures can still be found today. From prehistoric cave drawings to mysterious stone formations, discover the continent’s past at its oldest locations. Browse this gallery, then come see these magnificent sites for yourself on your next trip.
Europe is a treat in more ways than one, and the local confections make it all the sweeter. You may already know about Belgian chocolate and Italian gelato. But that’s just the start of the sweet treats found in Europe. Let your taste buds travel the continent with these 12 sweet treats.
There’s so much more to Europe than just the big cities and landmarks. Go off the beaten track and discover some of Europe’s lesser-known cities, hidden towns and secret villages that are rich in natural beauty and history.
Europe’s beaches are rated amongst the world’s best for a variety of reasons: their stunning scenery, their unique nature and their lively entertainment offerings. Here is a selection of some of the most unique spots Europe’s coastline has to offer.
Europe’s thermal spas invite you to relax in the lap of luxury. Filled with natural waters and accompanied by lavish treatments, Europe’s pools and modern resorts provide you with the perfect opportunity to unplug, relax and unwind.
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For centuries some of the greatest sporting events have occurred throughout Europe’s historic stadiums, coliseums and arenas. Today, spectators come from around the globe to witness the world’s best athletes compete on these hallowed grounds. Consider this your brief guide to Europe’s best spots to watch football, tennis, cycling, rugby, racing and more.