Valletta

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Valletta skyline at sunset with the Carmelite Church dome and St Paul’s cathedral. A world-heritage site, Unesco calls this time-warp city “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world”

The first thing that can strike you about Malta, a tiny island in the Mediterranean approximately 17 miles long and nine miles wide, are the sheer num(...)

“I’ve been interested in design all my life” says Kenneth Jones, as I’m torn between admiring the view across the ornamental pond and lawns to the f(...)

Rescued: a Naval Service rigid inflatable boat brings refugees back to the LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean. Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces

It takes a little while to find the place in the Addolorata cemetery, Malta’s largest, on a hill above Valletta. Two elderly officials, who are abo(...)

Lifesaving: Chris Catrambone, whose organisation saved 3,000 people in its first 60 days. Photograph: Giles Clarke/Getty

Two years ago Chris Catrambone, a US conflict-zone insurance businessman, set sail with his Italian wife, Regina, on one of the cruise ships that fill(...)

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