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Malta & Gozo.

Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Juliet Rix.
1ª edición.
MAYO 2010.
ISBN: 9781841623122.

With some 300 days of sunshine a year, Malta has long been known for package holidays. But anyone going to Malta merely to lie in the sun is seriously missing out. Packed into this island nation are 7,000 years of fascinating – and visible – history, and the Bradt guide delves into Malta's temples and archaeology more comprehensively than any other guidebook. Also covering birdwatching, summer festas, the less commercialised islands of Gozo and Comino, and highlighting accommodation and restaurants of interest and character rather than just looking at convenience and budget, this guidebook discovers the Malta beyond the tourist resorts.

  • The guide for those who really want to discover Malta and its history – rather than just move between the pool and the bar
  • Covers Malta's temples in greater depth than other guidebooks
  • Details the best of Malta's birdwatching
  • Also includes family travel

  • Table of Contents
    CHAPTER 1 History
    Overview, The earliest settlers 5000 - 4100 BC, Temple period: 4100 BC - 2500 BC, Bronze age: 2500 BC - 8 BC, Phoenicians and Carthaginians: circa 8 - 218 BC, Romans and Byzantines: 218 BC - 870 AD, The Arabs: 870 AD - 1090, Medieval Malta: 1090 - 1530, The Knights of Malta: 1530 - 1798, The French: 1798 - 1800, The British: 1800 - 1964, Independent Malta: 1964 - ongoing.

    Chapter 2 Background Information
    Geography and geology, Climate, Natural history and conservation, Government and politics, Economy, People and migration, Language, Religion, Education, Arts and Crafts, Festa, Sports and activities, National/public holidays and other events.

    Chapter 3 Practical Information
    When to visit, Highlights and itineraries, Choosing a base, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health and safety, Malta for families, Disabled travellers, Gay Malta, What to take, Money and budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Museums and historic sites, Sports and activities, Photography, Media and communications, Business, Buying property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively

    Chapter 4 Planning for Your Interests
    Prehistoric Malta and the temples, Roman/Byzantine Malta, Fortifications, World War II, Churches, Swimming, snorkeling and diving, Birdwatching, Spas

    Chapter 5 Valletta
    History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Floriana.

    Chapter 6 The Three Cities
    Getting there and away, Where to stay, Where to eat, Birgu/Vittoriosa, L-Isla/Senglea, Bormla/Cospicua, Around the Three Cities.

    Chapter 7 Sliema, St Julian's and Paceville
    Practicalities, Sliema, St Julian's (San Giljan) and Paceville

    Chapter 8 Southeast Malta
    Zabbar, Tarxien Temples, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Kordin III Temples, Zejtun, Marsaskala/Marsascala, Marsaxlokk, Delimara Peninsula and swimming, Birzebbuga.

    Chapter 9 South Malta
    Getting there and away, Zebbug, Siggiewi, Ghar Lapsi, Zurrieq and the Blue Grotto, Mnajdra and Hagar Qim, Buskett Gardens (Il-Buskett) and Verdala Palace, Girgenti, The Dingli Cliffs and Clapham Junction

    Chapter 10 Mdina and Rabat
    Mdina, Rabat

    Chapter 11 Central Malta
    Birkirkara and The Three Villages, Naxxar, Mosta, Ta'Qali, Mgarr, The west coast

    Chapter 12 North Malta
    Mellieha, The Marfa Peninsula, St Paul's Bay, Bugibba, Qawra and Salina Bay, The North Coast Road

    Chapter 13 Comino
    History, Getting there and away, Where to stay and eat, What to see and do

    Chapter 14 Gozo
    History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat, Shopping, Other practicalities, Outdoor activities, Cultural activities, Mgarr, Ghajnsielem, Victoria/Rabat, Kercem and Santa Lucija, San Lawrenz/St Lawrence, Dwejra, Gharb, Ghasri, Zebbug, Marsalforn, Xaghra, Ramla Bay, Nadur, San Blas, Dahlet Qorrot Bay, Qala, Hondoq Ir-Rummien Bay, Xewkija, munxar, Sannat, Ta' Cenc, Mgarr ix-Xini, Xlendi

    Appendix 1 Language
    Appendix 2 Glossary
    Appendix 3 Further Reading