Mdina and the Hidden Gem Palazzo

  • Port

    Valletta, Malta

  • Activity level

    high

  • Activity type

    TBC

  • Wheelchair accessible

    NO

  • Price per adult

    from

    USDTBC per person

  • Minimum age

    13

  • Duration

    4.0 Hours

  • Meals included

    Yes

Transported to a bygone era, the ancient capital of Mdina is one of the finest examples of a fortified Arab citadel in Europe, this unique city boasts an abundance of magnificent architecture. As you wind your way through a labyrinth of narrow streets it’s easy to see how the Maltese withstood several invasions by using the imposing walls and majestic buildings to serve as their defences. Enjoy a visit to the baroque St Paul Cathedral, before continuing to the bastions to capture panoramic views of the island. 

In the heart of the picturesque village of Naxxar is the stunning Palazzo Parisio, known to many as ‘Mini Versailles’. The relatively modest façade masks a sumptuous and flamboyant chateau, lavishly decorated across the centuries in exuberant style by the most eminent craftsmen of the time. Your guide will host you on a tour of the interior, rich with fine frescoes, magnificent marble, rare paintings and extravagant gilding. The internationally recognised landscaped gardens are acclaimed as being among the finest in Europe. During your visit, you can enjoy a slice of cake a glass of Prosecco or a cup of tea or coffee.