Follow me around – Malta
Vittoria: 26 years old, a coeliac girl living life one flight at a time.
Malta is one of the most common destinations when it comes to a lovely summer vacation. Not only for students, celebrating the end of high school or the end of their lessons, but also for many families and couples, wishing to spend some relaxing time at the beach!
The latter would apply to me in this case, particularly speaking of last summer, where I decided to have a week off in late July to explore the beautiful islands of Malta together with my boyfriend.
First stop: “Valletta”, the capital of this small country in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
It is incredible how such a small piece of land has so much history in it: from the Roman Emperor to the British colonialism; you can see all these influences in “Valletta city center”.
In case you are looking for an amazing spot for lunch there, I would highly recommend to have a look at the “Schär Gluten Free” App to catch all the restaurants with gluten free products available:
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Let’s go for a sunbath! Malta has so many beautiful sandy and rocky beaches (super hard to choose from). In case you are looking for some time to relax, go for “Mellieha Bay”. It’s the best one, easily reachable by car or bus. Are you more of an adventurous type? Then you shouldn’t miss “Għajn Tuffieħa Bay”!
After hundreds of stairs you will reach a beautiful and quite sandy bay where to stay till the sun goes down.
For lunch and dinner, head over to the bar “Riviera Martinique”, where available many gluten free options. Sometimes, the staff is even organizing gluten free barbecues in combination with cozy music (perfect mood after sunset!). Besides, there are so many pizzas listed on the menu card – and good news – gluten free pizza crust available!
You should definitely consider making some cruise trips (or just day trips) to “Gozo” and “Comino”, the two smaller islands only a couple of hours of ferry distant.
“Gozo” island, slightly bigger than “Comino” island, is best to be explored renting a motorbike and driving around. Fom “Calypso Bay” to the (once) “Azure Window”, from the sandy beaches to the archeological site of “Ġgantija”, similar to the prehistoric monument “Stonehenge”.
“Comino” island, instead, is so small that there is just one hotel and one resident available on the entire island! But it’s a must-visit for the world-famous “Blue Lagoon”, a crystal-water bay with the clearest water I’ve ever seen. Simply breathtaking (but unfortunately very crowded as well)!
The best way to say goodbye to this beautiful, small country is by allowing itself a romantic dinner at “Café Del Mar” in “Buġibba”. Glancing around the sundown by the infinity pool and having some fresh seafood, safely gluten free.