Mdina is a tiny medieval city enclosed in bastions, located on a large hilltop in the centre of Malta. It was the old capital city of Malta and with its narrow streets, few inhabitants and beautiful views over the island; it is truly a magical place to visit. Behind its fortified walls, Mdinas timeless beauty has been captivating nobilities throughout its 4000 years of existence.

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In medieval times Mdina was called Cittá Notabile – the Noble City. It was the favoured residence of the Maltese aristocracy and the seat of the Universitá (governing council). It has been home to Malta’s many noble families, some of which are descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish overlords who have made Mdina their home in centuries past. The Knights of St John, who were largely a sea-based force, made the Grand Harbour and Valletta their centre of activity, and Mdina gradually receded into the background…

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