National Geographic just unveiled their Cool List 2024, featuring the 30 most exciting destinations to visit in the upcoming year.
Among them is Valletta, Malta’s capital city, described as: ‘gladiatorial combat returns to a Mediterranean city of epic views’.
The blog highlights the fact that the 2000 blockbuster Gladiator was filmed in the country, as a sequel is currently in the works.
‘ UNESCO World Heritage Site, its skyline of battlements and cathedral domes was shaped by a multinational order of knights who ruled Malta from the 16th to 18th centuries. Scenic terraces are set above a glittering waterfront, where wooden townhouse balconies overhang the narrow streets — add in year-round warm weather and it’s not just filmmakers who should be inspired to visit in 2024.’
What do you make of this description of our capital city?