Living in Malta Blog - Formerly Malta.cc

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Maltese Stone Crosses

The symbol of the cross has a very special and characteristic meaning in Malta. The George Cross, which bears witness to the heroism and devotion of the Maltese, is to be found on the...

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Perilous Poltergeists

In this article, I am going to discuss the presence of malevolent forces i.e. ghosts that intend to frighten the occupants, in Maltese homes. For those of you who are sceptics like I used...

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The Town of Pietà-Gwardamangia

The small town of tal-Pietà occupies the coastal stretch between Floriana and Msida in the central region of Malta, just on the outskirts of the capital city of Valletta. Pietà, sometimes written Pjetà, has...

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The Maltese Wall Lizard

The Maltese wall lizard, or ‘Gremxula ta’ Malta’, is a small lizard with a slender body, a scaled head and a large abdomen, and is endemic to the Maltese islands and to the Pelagian...

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Floriana

Floriana, also known as Borgo Vilhena, so named after the Grandmaster of the Knights of Saint John who was responsible for its construction, is a fortified town just outside the capital city of Valletta....

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The Land of Honey

Malta has been involved with the production of honey since time immemorial. The word ‘Malta’ itself in fact, derives from the Greek word for honey, ‘meli’, or ‘land of honey’, ‘melitos’. This points to...