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see Città VecchiaCittà Vecchia
[Ital.,=old city], Città Notabile,
or Notabile
, Maltese Mdina
, town, central Malta. It was the capital of Malta until supplanted by Valletta (1570).
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Further inland lies medieval Mdina, The Silent City.
The ancient capital of Mdina and the quaint streets of the harbour towns of Birgu, Bormla and Senglea, or the Three Cities as they are known, are also well worth a visit.
Mdina, the former capital, offers another chance to turn back the clock and recharge the batteries.
For a blast of old school glamour, head to this luxury hotel near Mdina.
Sun seekers can while away time at the hotel's pool, but culture vultures should travel around the island, making sure to include Valletta and the 'Silent City' of Mdina, to explore Malta's historical background.
Take time, too, to discover the walled medieval capital of Mdina, the 4,000 year-old Tarxien temples and St Mary's church at Mosta, whose vast dome - 120 ft across - is one of the largest in the world.
A NYONE who collects 20th Century glass will instantly recognise these vases as being by Mdina Glass.
For a spot of luxury, try the converted 17th Century Xara Palace, within the walls of historic Mdina.
It may look touristy, but it will take you on a 30-minute tour with panoramic views and will give your feet a rest before you wander around the beautiful, narrow streets of Mdina.
Located just minutes from the medieval city of Mdina and the cultural attractions of the capital Valletta, Corinthia Palace is the gateway into the heart of Malta.
You can step right back in time in prehistoric temples, walk on the beach where St Paul was shipwrecked, or stroll around the honey-stone former capital Mdina.