16th September 2016
Notte Bianca – when the city stays awake
“It has been our mission to make Notte Bianca a truly inclusive cultural experience from every aspect,” Sean Buhagiar, Artistic Director of Notte Bianca Valletta.
Notte Bianca, Malta’s beloved nightlong arts and culture festival, is all set to take over Valletta on Saturday the 1st of October. Organised by the Notte Bianca team and the Arts Council Malta, this year’s festival will once again see the capital’s streets and cultural venues come alive thanks to a carefully designed programme of events offering a variety of entertainment and experiences. As 2016 marks the three-year journey towards Valletta2018 – European Capital of Culture, this year’s Notte Bianca has been organised in collaboration with the Valletta 18 Foundation. By taking inspiration from the goals of Valletta2018, the collaboration proved beneficial in transforming Valletta into a cultural city that is vital and relevant in this day and age. It is in this spirit that this year will see Notte Bianca take a big shift into the world of new and digital media in order to become a more...
28th May 2016
St. Elmo Bay: A perfect spot for diving and swimming
Everyone knows that Valletta is a top tourist location for culture, history, restaurants and nightlife. Yet, a very obvious first class attraction is often overlooked: Valletta is literally surrounded by the beautiful blue Mediterrranean sea. The Valletta including some provides A few minutes down the road from Carafa Valletta Residence one finds the secluded St. Elmo Bay. This lies on the south side of the entrance to Marsamxett harbour, below the majestic bastion walls. Besides being a unique swimming site, it is also a popular diving site in Malta due to the ship wreck HMS Maori, a British Destroyer which was sunk in WWII. The sheltered position and depth of St. Elmo Bay make it an ideal spot for easy dives and training purposes for beginners, although it also offers fascinating attractions for the more seasoned diver looking for alternative diving sites in Malta. The Maori lies at a depth of 14m, and it...