Malta Noble Palaces and Ancient Homes,Private Tour
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Mdina
- Product code: MTNBLHPPVT
- Discover the ancient Palazzo Falson in Mdina
- Be Impressed by the magnificent Palazzo Parisio
- Enjoy spectacular views of Malta from Palazzo De Piro
- Explore San Anton Gardens and the Presidential Palace
- Visit the gorgeous walled Gardens at Palazzo Parisio
Malta has been a crossroads of civilizations and peoples over the centuries, with different denominations and cultures that have alternated on the island, Romans and Phoenicians, Arabs, Spaniards and Normans, British ... This difference is also reflected in the architecture and style of its ancient noble palaces. During the tour you will be able to discover splendid examples of medieval architecture, palaces adorned with Baroque decorations, noble residences and wonderful gardens.
Meet your private guide outside the cruise terminal in Valletta or in the lobby of your hotel and head towards the town of Rabat and Mdina .
The tour starts with a walking tour in Mdina called “The Noble City” for its charm and the numerous noble palaces of the Maltese aristocratic families living there. The first stop is at Palazzo Falson. This palace is the second oldest surviving building in Mdina, dating back to the 13th century. It is a typical mediaeval Palace built to Sicilian examples of its period, consisting of several rooms surrounding an internal courtyard, and an overlying piano-nobile. A collection of antiques of the last owner is also available to visitors.
Proceed then to Palazzo De Piro, a 17th Century Palazzo nestled in the bastion walls of the medieval city of Mdina. The Palace is now divided into 3 parts, a museum and a bistro with a panoramic terrace from which to admire a breathtaking view of the entire island. Stop for a tea or coffee, to enjoy spectacular views.
After, move to the town of Attard, and visit the gardens of San Anton,the most beautiful botanical garden on the island which houses a chapel built by the Knights of St. John and external visit of the nearby Presidential Palace. In the same city, stop in St. Anthony's street, one of the most beautiful in Malta to admire the neoclassical villas that adorn the street.
Our last stop is in Naxxar, to visit Palazzo Parisio, described as the Maltese Versailles for the beauty of its walled gardens. Palazzo Parisio is a wonderful example of baroque architecture,embellished by magnificent marble,paintings, mirrored walls and extravagant decors.
The Palace now hosts a restaurant, a tea room and is often used as a unique venue for events. End of our tour and return to the hotel
What's included :
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private Transportation
- Local private guide
- Palazzo Falson entrance ticket
- Palazzo Parisio entrance ticket
- Coffee Break at Palazzo De Piro
What's not included :
- Tips, Extra
- Meals and drinks
Comfortable shoes are highly recommended
Sunglasses and hat recommended during the summer months
Pick up available from any Hotel in Malta or Valletta seaport
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate