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Malta and Gozo : the Bradt travel guide

Author: Juliet Rix; Bradt Travel Guides,
Publisher: Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, England : Bradt Travel Guides Ltd ; Guilford, Connecticut : The Globe Pequot Press Inc, March 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Edition 4View all editions and formats
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Malta has long been known for package holidays but this island nation has 7,000 years of fascinating and visible history. Updated throughout, this new edition delves into Malta's temples and archaeology more comprehensively than any other guidebook. Packed with historical and archaeological facts it also showcases bird-watching and wildlife opportunities, summer festas, and the less commercialised islands of Gozo  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Rix; Bradt Travel Guides,
ISBN: 9781784770709 1784770701
OCLC Number: 1083159808
Description: xii, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 History Overview, The early settlers: 6th-4th millennium bc, Temple period: 4th millennium-2350bc, Bronze Age: 2350-8th century bc, Phoenicians and Carthaginians: 8th century bc-218bc, Romans and Byzantines: 218bc-ad870, The Arabs: 870-1090, Medieval Malta: 1090-1530, The Knights of Malta: 1530-1798, The French: 1798-1800, The British: 1800-1964, Independent Malta: 1964-ongoing Chapter 2 Background Information Geography and geology, Climate, Natural history and conservation, Government and Politics, Economy, People and migration, Language, Religion, Education, Arts and crafts, Festa, Sports and activities, National/public holidays and other events Chapter 3 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights and itineraries, Choosing a base, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Malta for families, Travelling with a disability, LGBTQ Malta, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Museums and historic sites, Sports and activities, Photography, Media and communications, Business, Buying property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively Chapter 4 Planning for Your Interests Prehistoric Malta and the temples, Roman/Byzantine Malta, Fortifications, World War II, Churches, Swimming, snorkelling and diving, Birdwatching, Spas PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 5 Valletta History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Floriana Chapter 6 The Three Cities Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Birgu/Vittoriosa, L-Isla/Senglea, Bormla/Cospicua, Around the Three Cities Chapter 7 Sliema, St Julian's and Paceville Practicalities, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Sliema,St Julian's (San Giljan) and Paceville Chapter 8 Southeast Malta Zabbar, Tarxien Temples, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Kordin III Temples, Zejtun, Marsaskala/Marsascala, Marsaxlokk, Delimara Peninsula and swimming, Birzebbuga Chapter 9 South Malta Getting there and away, Zebbug, Siggiewi, Ghar Lapsi, Zurrieq and the Blue Grotto, Mnajdraand Hagar Qim, Buskett Gardens (Il-Buskett) and Verdala Palace, Girgenti, The Dingli Cliffs and Clapham Junction Chapter 10 Mdina and Rabat Mdina, Rabat Chapter 11 Central Malta Birkirkara and the Three Villages, Naxxar, Mosta, Ta' Qali, Mgarr, The west coast Chapter 12 North Malta Mellieha, The Marfa Peninsula, St Paul's Bay area, The North Coast Road Chapter 13 Comino History, Getting there and away, Where to stay, eat and drink, What to see and doChapter 14 Gozo History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Shopping, Other practicalities, Outdoor activities, Cultural activities, Mgarr, Ghajnsielem, Victoria/Rabat, Kercem and Santa Lucija, St Lawrence(San Lawrenz), Dwejra, Gharb, Ghasri,Zebbug, Marsalforn, Xaghra, Ramla Bay, Nadur, San Blas, Dahlet Qorrot Bay, Qala, Hondoq Ir-Rummien Bay, Xewkija, Munxar, Sannat, Ta' Cenc, Mgarr ix-Xini, XlendiAppendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Glossary Appendix 3 Further Information Index
Responsibility: Juliet Rix

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Malta and Gozo Travel Guide - Holiday tips and tourist information, from Valletta hotels, restaurants and bars to ancient archaeological sites and World War II history. Also including tips and  Read more...

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