Why Malta?

Why is Malta ideal for a painting or photography holiday?

The Maltese archipelago consists of three islands namely Malta, Gozo and Comino. Although Malta is the largest of the three islands it only spans 316 km² which means you could drive from one tip of the island to the other in no more than 2 hours. So you can only start to imagine how many different scenes you can paint or photograph on your holiday with us. Your day will include an array of possibile subjects and backdrops. In the morning you could be capturing the beauty of a landscape while absorbing a wild seascape in the afternoon and enjoying a lovely dinner in the heart of the historic city of Valletta in the evening.  

 

You will soon start to realize that Malta is the ideal destination for a painting or photographic holiday because the options are endless. The distances are short from one place to another but the different experiences can be far and wide!

 

 

Our painting and photographic holidays have been designed to inspire you. One day can offer a great variety of things to do and places to visit while still giving you ample time to relax and enjoy your artistic flair. 

 

Several artists have been inspired by the idyllic beauty of our islands such as Caravaggio, Mattia Preti, Guido Reni, Bernardo Strozzi, Edward Lear and many others. Most of the works of these artists can be admried during a visit to the National Museum of Fine Arts, Malta's major museum for the visual arts, housing a collection of works by Maltese and foreign artists mainly representing the major European artistic styles.

 

Malta is also home to a mélange of cultures and traditions. It is European at heart but its history boasts several influences dating back to the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and French. You will find a vast range of very interesting combinations when walking through its villages, speaking to the people and tasting the sumptuous food.

 

If you enjoy painting or love photography Malta truly offers a range of inspirational backdrops.  The narrow meandering street of its towns and villages dominated by huge baroque churches and tranquil atmosphere beckons artists to set up their easel and paint or any photographer to grasp its innate beauty. Driving along the Maltese countryside you will note medieval towers, wayside chapels, friendly people and lots of character which can be reproduced in lovely paintings and photographs to boast about back home.

 

Malta is an open air-museum boasting 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see, do, paint and photograph at every corner!

 

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