Malta is an ancient country with a long history and a culture all of its own, as evidenced by its museums, libraries, art galleries, theatres and seemingly endless music festivals. A small nation situated in the middle of the Mediterranean, it is made up of three islands: Malta, which is the largest of the three, Gozo and Comino.

Located on Malta, the capital Valletta is an ancient city that is full of charm and home to the stunning Grand Harbour. Forming part of a burgeoning industry, the country’s language schools are located in tourist areas teeming with life both day and night. Gozo is a beautiful island, a cosmopolitan place that boasts many inviting spots for kicking back and relaxing. The smallest of the three, Comino nestles between its two sister islands.

The Maltese coastline is dotted with stunning cliffs looking out on to the clear, blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a veritable paradise for scuba divers, who are drawn to attractions such as the Blue Lagoon on Comino and the Inland Sea on Gozo. The islands are linked by boat, while the many places of interest on dry land are well served by an first-rate bus network. The country’s official languages are Maltese and English, though many of its inhabitants also speak Italian.

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