With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love fills the air, and what better way to celebrate than by exploring Malta’s most enchanting spots with your partner? Here are seven hidden treasures waiting to be discovered while you stay at Porto Azzurro Aparthotel:

1. Valletta – The Upper Barrakka Gardens

Explore and enjoy the breathtaking view from the beautiful Barrakka Gardens, where you can see the entirety of Valletta. In the evening, this place provides a romantic atmosphere. If you visit the Upper Barraka Gardens at noon, you can witness the cannon salute over the Grand Harbour (right under the Upper Barracca Gardens). Every day at noon, members of the Malta Heritage Society (dressed in British Artillery uniforms) fire a salute. The views over the Grand Harbour are just spectacular.

Valletta-Upper Barrakka Gardens

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Image credit to BaldHiker

2. Mellieha Parish Church

Visit Mellieha Parish Church and soak in panoramic views of Mellieha Bay. Perfect for a sunny day stroll or a romantic night out, this beautiful church, dedicated to the Birth of Our Lady and built between 1881 and 1898, is well worth a trip.

Mellieha at Night - Malta
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3. Gozo

Enhance your Gozo trip with special romantic activities! Choose between a private boat ride around the island or exploring the Citadel in Victoria, like stepping back in time. Take a leisurely walk along the Citadel’s old-fashioned streets and enjoy the fantastic views of the island.

Gozo Island - Visit Malta
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4. Casa Rocca Piccola

Explore Casa Rocca Piccola, a 16th-century palace owned by a Maltese noble family. This stunning home, owned by the Marquis de Piro, is filled with intriguing antiques and historical treasures. Known as a ‘living museum’, it’s the only privately owned palace open to the public in Valletta. You’ll find a variety of fascinating exhibits to discover, along with a charming coffee shop and beautiful gardens to enjoy.

Casa Rocca Piccola Malta

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5. Manoel Theatre

Be mesmerized by the ornate décor of the Manoel Theatre, Europe’s third oldest theatre. Catch a play or orchestra performance for a truly romantic evening.

Manoel Theatre - Valletta, Malta

6. Chamber of Mysteries

Enjoy an amazing evening at the Chamber of Mysteries! It’s known as Malta’s most incredible night out, offering a delightful blend of fine dining and captivating magic shows. For Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to a fantastic three-course meal paired with a romantic show.

Chamber Of Mysteries - Malta

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7. Mdina – The Silent City

What could be more romantic than strolling the charming streets or dining in Mdina, the Silent City? From Mdina’s viewpoint overlooking Malta, you’ll discover a choice of romantic restaurants serving delicious food. Remember to visit Fontanella Tea Garden while in Mdina. It’s renowned for its quality food, stunning views, and famous homemade cakes—a perfect spot for a romantic outing with your partner in Malta.

Not in the mood for adventures? Don’t worry; Malta is still a perfect spot for a romantic trip:

  1. Grab a bottle of wine and head to one of the most romantic beaches in Malta. Ghajn Tuffieha Beach is a small, rocky bay with beautiful blue waters and a stunning sunset. Sit on the sand with your partner and enjoy the sound of the sea with a glass of wine. Don’t forget to watch the sunset on a clear day!
  2. Avoid the crowded areas of Valletta and try a relaxing Harbour Cruise instead.
  3. Stroll along the Xemxija Bay promenade and treat yourselves to something sweet in St. Paul Bay.