Tancred wrote:Hi Iain, see you soon in Malta. I would not miss going to the Hypogeum too. As for a good rural walk one of the options is here http://www.majjistral.org/majjistral-org/HOME
NB. to visit the Hypogeum you need to pre-book, they allow 80 visitors a day and bookings and pre-paid tickets are recommended. Visit heritagemalta site for further info.
Re footpaths, if you manage to go to our sister island Kemmuna it is an interesting little island which has some military architecture from the Knights period with minimal urban architecture and cemetry dating from Victorian era. You can take a boat trip near from where the Gozo Channel ship is taken.
Recommended is a hop on hop off bus which can take you or to the south or north areas, there are some off them which have included with the trip a harbour cruise which is so interesting, seeing Malta from the sea area.
Another interesting path is Busketto limits of Rabat, it is the only wood area surrounding the Palace of Verdala [now President summer residence] in Malta created by the Knights and as a hunting grounds. Mdina is another interesting footpath in the old historical city, it's a medeival citadel converted with a taste of baroque military architecture, a nice area to walk through with loads of museums and cafes, while there taste our traditional pastizzi, rikotta cheese or peas pastries and visit Fontanella gardens, the best cakes and sweets are found there
Another intersting footpath is if you take the Gozo cliff area, it is a natural trail which is typical for our islands, taking the areas of Azure Window [which is a gigantic window in the cliffs naturally made] and the Gebla tal-General area is surely a wonderful site ... if you are a scuba diver that area is a natural habitat.
I think you need another trip to see all ... but you choose the right period, March is wonderful at least you'll see a lot greenary and sun!
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