Seeing The Malta Experience. This audiovisual presentation offers a look at the island's fascinating history. (Mediterranean Conference Center, Old Hospital Street. Admission is about $2.50. The 40-minute presentation is offered on the hour, Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am and noon.)

Exploring Mdina. The island's medieval capital, about a 30-minute drive from Valletta, is a quaint, pedestrians-only walled city perched atop a plateau.

Visiting a museum. You have numerous choices here, including museums of fine arts, archaeology, war, folklore, maritime (in Fort St. Angelo), science, and even toys.

Strolling Republic Street. This is the place to be seen and to meet Malta's friendly populace. You can also view historically interesting buildings.

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