Marco Polo is the go-to name for travel guides the world over, and now they’ve added a Malta focused spiral guide travel book into their collection. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one for a read through and today I’m going to go over some of the content you can expect in this Malta travel guide, whether it’s useful and interesting and worth buying if you’re planning a trip to Malta.
The spiral guide itself is exactly the kind of thing I love. I love books, notepads, jotters, binders and all things like that, so this thick spiral book with it’s card cover, thick pages and perfectly categorised chapters is just so satisfying. I enjoy looking through it and in an age where everything is done online, it’s so nice to go back to the days of physical travel guides, maps and letters.
The guide is perfectly named:
Perfect Days in Malta
The Perfect Days in Malta travel guide is split into categories or chapters;
- The Magazine
- Finding Your Feet
- Valletta, Sliema & St Julians
- The South
- Central Malta
- The North
- Gozo & Comino
- Walks and Tours
which I think are perfect segments and exactly the main points you need to read up on when planning a trip to Malta. Each chapter is colour coded and the pages are clearly marked so it’s incredibly easy to flip immediately to the section you’re looking for.
Top 10 Things to do in Malta
The opening pages detail their top 10 selected places to visit in Malta and I wont spoil the surprise (buy the book to find out!) but I’d definitely agree that they’re 10 things you simply must try and see when visiting Malta. It includes places like the Grand Harbour, Marsaxlokk (which too many people don’t fit into their trip) and more.
Historical and Modern Day Malta
The “Perfect Days in Malta” travel guide from Marco Polo is small and compact but filled with so much information. You’ll find fascinating facts about Malta’s (incredibly rich) history, traditional culture and more recent developments. Find out about the Knights of Malta and the oldest freestanding buildings in the entire world, information on the local food, village festas and why Brad Pitt and the rest of the glitterati make Malta a second home. You’ll even find information on Malta’s plans for the future and how the EU has helped shape this little island into a must visit portal in Europe.
Starting Your Trip to Malta
There is hoards of information to help you make the most of your trip, from the moment your feet land on Maltese soil. Find out how to get to your accommodation, where to stay, how to get around the island during your trip, where to eat, where to drink, how to keep entertained and loads more.
Maps and Locations
You’ll find detailed, closeup maps of areas of Malta, with extra, fun information about top spots like Vittoriosa, Fort St Elmo, beaches, Comino and just about every other stop and city you need to work into your holiday in Malta. If you’re not sure what there is to see, do and visit in Malta then “Perfect days in Malta” travel guide from Marco Polo will help you create the perfect itinerary based on your preferences (culture, history, food, shopping etc).
Walks & Tours in Malta
If you like to explore and get out and about then chances are you have it in your head that there isn’t much of this in Malta. You are wrong and this Marco Polo Malta travel guide will bring you all you need to know about the best walks and tours available. Choose whether to head out on these beautiful trips yourself or with a guide, find out where to go and what to see. You’ll find fascinating city walks and tours around places like Valletta and Mdina, as well as nature walks around Gonzo and Dingli Cliffs. Ramblers and bird and nature lovers will rejoice in a surprisingly thriving landscape, despite the summer heat.
Do You Need This Malta Travel Guide
In short, yes. Whether you’re new to Malta and planning your first ever trip or have been coming here for years, I am sure there are things you can learn from the “Perfect days In Malta” Malta travel guidebook. Places you didn’t know you had to see, historical facts you had no idea about, restaurants to try and everything you need to have the most enriching trip ever. Enjoy extras like a pullout map so you don’t waste international roaming internet on your phone, trying to find your way and fun extra pages such as “10 Reasons to Come Back Again” with extra nuggets of information, which will have you planning your next trip the moment you get home. At a very afforable £9.99 the Perfect Days in Malta Marco Polo Spiral Travel Guide is a must have for anyone visiting, moving to, or living in Malta!
I’ve lived in Malta for 5 years and even I have learnt so much from this book and created a list of places I still haven’t seen (because I simply didn’t know they were worth visiting) and I cannot wait to fall even further in love with this little island. I’ll definitely be heading over to Marco Polo as soon as I begin planning my next trip abroad.