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Basic info and car hire in Valletta

Location: Southern Harbour District, South Eastern Region, Malta

Population: City and Local Council – 6,444, Urban – 355,000, Metro – 393,938

Official language: Maltese and English

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Weather: The hottest month in Valletta is August with an average of 27°C temperature. The coldest month is January with 13°C as average temperature. Whereas rainfall occurs mostly in December, and Valletta has an average of 110mm rain a year. Late May or June is the best time to visit Valletta, as there is the moderate temperature at this time.

Public holidays in Valletta: If you want to schedule your journey considering office holidays, it is best to check office holidays in Malta, here

Internet coverage: Through several WiFi hotspots, free internet is available in Malta at most places by various internet service providers. There are 192 WiFi hotspots offering free internet throughout Malta by Malta Communications Authority (MCA). If you chose to evolve in a car hire in Valetta, think of which company you’ll choose for mobile data, as you’ll probably need a good and fast service for downloading your maps on the road.  

Road conditions: Many roads are in bad condition in Malta having potholes in them. However, the best choice in such a condition is that of a 4x4 rented car from a reliable agency offering car hire in Valletta.

About Valletta

The capital of Malta and the administrative and commercial hub of the surrounding islands, Valletta, enjoys a prominent position among the places with the richest history. Recognized as World Heritage City, Valletta has proved itself as the best tourist place in a myriad of instances. Because of being a commercial hub for the neighbouring islands as well, Valletta remains busy. With its streets depicting Europe’s finest art work, car hire at Valletta Malta Airport is the best option to travel around the city, explore its history, its distinct culture, historic festivals, and traditions. The uniqueness of your visit to Malta, particularly Valletta, is going to leave you with a lifelong learning and fun experience.

Driving in Valletta

Traveling around Valletta may give a challenging driving experience at certain spots, however, the right choice of a service offering car hire in Valletta will eliminate any possible problems. If you have never visited Valletta before, there is a lot for you to see. Even for those who have been to Valletta, there are some things that can always be visited again and again.

  • Age limits: Minimum age for earning a driving license is 18 in Valletta. To hire a car, Maltese law has set a limit of minimum 23 years of age to be able for hiring a car.
  • International Driving Permit: Passport, driving license, and certificate of insurance are documents that are required to hire a car.
  • Additional papers: In cases where people drive their own car, it is wiser to have a green card from their insurers.
  • Additional requirements: Check any necessary steps to be taken beforehand from your car hire company. It is better to go through their terms and conditions as well.
  • Children in the car: Children are not allowed to sit at the front. While sitting in the rear, there must be an appropriate restraint system.
  • Driving side of the road: Left-hand side
  • Lights: Going through amber traffic light is illegal in Malta. Most of the drivers in Malta are not used to traffic lights, so it is recommended to drive with caution.
  • General speed limits: General speed limit in built-up areas is 50 kilometres per hour while on the open road it is 60 kilometres. The speed limit may be low in areas around schools and hospitals.
  • Parking suggestions: There are many free parking spots while others are paid. A variety of parking options available can be seen at Parkopedia 

Drive your rental car around Valletta

Use facilities of car hire in Valletta to explore the outskirts of the world heritage city declared by UNESCO. Although crowded because of the variety of options for tourists and history and archaeology lovers, Valletta offers various fun activities in addition to picturesque views, stunning masterpieces of art by world-renowned artists, and historical and archaeological masterpieces.

Malta's size is very convenient and renting a car in Malta is truley a good way of exploring the island. There's the glitty sea in the Blue Lagoon, that noone putting their foot on Malta should miss. This relaxing and mind-blowing lagoon in Comino will astonish you with the intense turquoise color and the clearity of the waters. If you're there in high season, try to visit it in the late afternoon hours, when the sun sets and the crownds are slowly packing their sunscreens and umbrellas.

Another sight really worth your visit is Mdina, a walled old city with an imposing gateway and small enough to be explored on foot.

What to see in Valletta

Use facilities of car hire in Valletta to explore the outskirts of the world heritage city declared by UNESCO. Although crowded because of the variety of options for tourists and history and archaeology lovers, Valletta offers various fun activities in addition to picturesque views, stunning masterpieces of art by world-renowned artists, and historical and archaeological masterpieces.

 

Use facilities of car hire in Valletta to explore the outskirts of the world heritage city declared by UNESCO. Although crowded because of the variety of options for tourists and history and archaeology lovers, Valletta offers various fun activities in addition to picturesque views, stunning masterpieces of art by world-renowned artists, and historical and archaeological masterpieces.

 

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Where to eat, drink and party in Valletta

Valletta features the food that is distinct to itself and hospitality that is filled with roots of most restaurants and bars. Valletta is a perfect place to spend days, and even weeks and the delicious food in its restaurants leave the customers with an unforgettable experience.

Valletta features the food that is distinct to itself and hospitality that is filled with roots of most restaurants and bars. Valletta is a perfect place to spend days, and even weeks and the delicious food in its restaurants leave the customers with an unforgettable experience.

Major events and festivals

Valletta lets the residents and its visitors enjoy more than 20 most anticipated events each year. Some of these events relate religious happenings while others to the history of Malta.

Valletta lets the residents and its visitors enjoy more than 20 most anticipated events each year. Some of these events relate religious happenings while others to the history of Malta.