After a fun morning walking around Valletta we then spent the afternoon exploring the ancient hilltop walled city of Mdina.
Luckily for the kiddos there was a playground right by the parking lot. I know I say this every time, but I need to compile all of the pictures of them on playgrounds from around Europe!
In medieval times, Mdina was the favored residence of the Maltese aristocracy, but when the Knights of St. John arrived in Malta the city sank into the background since the knights were largely a sea-based force and moved the capital to Valletta.
The nickname of Mdina is "The Silent City" and it suits this peaceful, tranquil place.
In 2015 the ditch was cleaned out and the restored bastions now gleam splendidly.
The kids having fun protecting the city with a couple of the cannons.
Looking back at Mdina.
Clips of our time in Mdina. It was very windy :)
The next day we went all around southeast Malta!