Spending Valentine’s in Valletta with your Valentine just flows perfectly. You’ll struggle to find a more romantic city than Valletta, the vibrant capital is bustling by day and certainly buzzing by night. Valletta with its beating baroque heart is the perfect backdrop to melt the heart of your Valentine. Here is our guide to finding romance in the city.
Valletta, the city of lovers
The beautiful Valletta is a fortress city, located upon a hilly peninsula snuggled in between two of the finest natural harbours in the Mediterranean with views and sunsets to die for. Within the walls of the city the labyrinth of narrow streets and baroque architecture conjure up images of Romeo and Juliet. The cobbled streets occasionally open in to bedazzling squares lit by sun or moonlight. Wander through time hand in hand, from the Phoenicians to the Order of the Knights of St John. At night brimming with bars, romantic bistros and fine restaurants, Valletta is the best place to spend this most special of date nights. The dim lighting in the narrow streets and squares will undoubtedly heighten the romance.
Viewing the sights in Valletta with your Valentine
Well when love is in the air and you are in one of the most stunning capital cities in the Mediterranean which is also an UNESCO World Heritage site, we suggest simply taking a stroll. The city soaked in history and romance will lend itself to the mood. Ensure you spend time in Barrakka Gardens. This tranquil spot in the capital city has the romantic feel of Italy with its Roman style arches, but add to this the most captivating view over the Grand Harbour. The sunset is spectacular, though the view at any time day or night is really one to behold. Take a moment as you walk through this picture-perfect spot to stop by the gardens and take in many a classical statue which offers you a window into the Malta’s past. Don’t forget to enjoy that kiss with a view…
You could also indulge in some exclusive couple time at one of the many luxury spas across the city. A couple’s massage, a sit in the jacuzzi with a glass of champagne in hand just before a spot of lunch could be just the perfect pamper session amongst the romance of the city.
Valletta is quite the shopping mecca and has in fact more shops selling all things sparkly than anywhere else on the island so if you want a special memento or if the city has capitated your heart and you’ve decided to put a ring on it then you’re in one of the finest spots to shop.
The history of the city is not only in the architecture, but it is in some very fine galleries and museums too. If you’re a couple who like to explore then there is plenty for you in Valletta, add to that the truly breath-taking St. John’s Co-Cathedral and your hand-held stroll will take you back in time and give you plenty to talk about as you meander your way through this day of togetherness. Culture on St. Valentine’s day does need to end there as Valletta’s many beautiful theatres offer a myriad of productions for you both to enjoy.
Where to eat during Valentines in Valletta
If you ask any local in Valletta for their opinion on their favourite restaurant you will be given a variety of answers. That is because Valletta is spoilt for choice in so many ways. Wherever you go booking is always advisable, so you and your Valentine are not disappointed, but it is especially so on such a popular night. For a night like Valentines the romantic note set by Risette in Old Theatre Street will be like nothing found elsewhere. The beautifully modern casual fine dining experience is enhanced still further by the level of service and attention given from the kitchen to the front of house.
The menu featuring divine dishes such as warm Gillardeau oyster with mozzarella and herb butter and suckling pig loin with heritage carrots, hazelnuts and “cacio e pepe”, Périgord truffle sauce will warm your loved one’s heart. On such a night champagne is the answer so don’t forget that bottle of Bollinger too. Try to leave room for a sweet end to the evening with a wonderful dessert, something such as dark chocolate and pear mille-feuille, salted peanut ice cream from the dessert menu for which Risette is renowned before you amble back to your hotel though the romantically lit moonlight streets of the city. Valentines in Valletta awaits…