Malta is a tiny island in the Mediterranean and it amazes me how much it has to offer in terms of historical and cultural places of interest. Vittoriosa, one of its magnificent cities is only 800m long and 400m at its widest, so it’s very difficult to get lost. However every time I take some time to visit, it’s an absolute pleasure to wander aimlessly through its flower-festooned alleys. There are several interesting sights, and stunning views.
The development of the Marina waterfront has been complemented with an influx of a number of restaurants. One can eat al fresco outdoors and admire the marina as well as the sea view. There are several good restaurants along the Birgu waterfront including, ‘La Marina’, ‘Sottovento’, ‘Cargo’ and ‘Tate’. Also along the Marina, accessible by stairs or an elevator is Don Berto.
This month, I had the pleasure to spend an afternoon here with a team of talented individuals including the photographer Bernard Polidano and his lovely wife Natasha, an outstanding Maltese make up artist – to take photos of this outfit. This floral dress from London F Cafe is short yet very comfortable, ideal for both day and night adventures. Here I paired it with my LOVE Les Petits Joueurs bag and Fersini sandals and white Miu Miu shades. Hope you like the look too!
Restaurant Recommendations in Vittoriosa
Birgu boasts some of the best traditional as well as innovative Maltese cuisine. Tal-Petut is one I highly recommend, serving excellent food cooked by a dedicated chef-owner who creates delicious dishes from the heart and sometimes comes out to meet his customers.
There are various wine bars elsewhere typically in the late medieval streets of Birgu. Del Borgo, and il-Forn come to mind. Il-Forn provides seating indoors and also inside a courtyard full of artworks, and a genuine ‘oven’ which is called Forn in Maltese. It serves Maltese and Viennese food. Del Borgo is on the otherhand more of a trendy wine-cellar with vaulted stone arches, and it has the most classical ambience, as well as good food. ‘Lupanara’ used to be a wine-bar which apparently changed hands more than once, but more recently has become a restaurant under completely new management. Maybe one of these days especially if I’m invited (hint hint) I can spend some time reviewing some of these places for you to get to know them too! What do you think of this idea?!
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Photography is by Bernard Polidano
Make Up: Natasha Polidano