Set in the middle of the deep blue sparkling sea, Malta has for millennia the crossroad of many cultures, from all corners of the Mediterranean. From pre-historic presences, to impressive medieval fortresses, ancient turreted towns to ornate churches, you really have the feel that Malta is an enormous kaleidoscope. In fact everything in this small island nation is a fusion including its food – blending Italian, North African and middle-eastern flavours. The Maltese are famous for their hospitality and friendliness as they are proud of their beautiful island.
Malta has seen some impressive progress in terms of equality over the last decade and has recently topped a list of Europe’s LGBT-friendly countries, in particular by enshrining equality rights in its constitution (one of only four countries in the world to do so). While same-sex marriage is not on the books yet, fully equivalent civil unions are since 2014 and the majority of the population supports full marriage equality.