As the weather starts gearing up for Spring, February in Malta, though cold, can still bear some beautiful days of sunshine. Enjoy the month of romance amidst colourful carnival parades, strolls in historic gardens, relaxed afternoons in some of the most beautiful spots in Malta, or maybe just a nostalgic night-out in a cinema.

Carnival in Malta | 21/02 – 25/02 | Various

 

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The Carnival tradition is deeply ingrained in the Maltese culture, so February in Malta means that one can enjoy a variety of activities during this week

Valletta’s brightly coloured carnival floats with different themes, some even featuring political satire, are a definite must-see. These lorries parade throughout main streets in Valletta, showcasing dancers amidst a cheering crowd.

The boldest carnival experience is definitely Gozo’s Nadur Carnival, where numerous people head to Malta’s 15-minute ferry-away sister island of Gozo. Locals dress in spontaneous and purposely outrageous costumes, which mark the true sentiment of the carnival. A mirroring event happens also in souther Malta village Ħal Għaxaq, which is also gaining popularity these last few years

Jazz Afternoons | Saturdays | Palazzo De Piro

Anything more romantic than a nice view in e beautifully restored Palazzo? Experience the majestic view from Mdina; one of the highest points in Malta, from Palazzo De Piro.

Kick-off your early Saturday afternoon where on a weekly bases for all February, the venue combines a high-end Afternoon Tea Menu including sandwiches, fine pastry and a variety of tea choices, along with LIVE Jazz Music sessions.

Visit the venue and experience a whole new dimension of a romantic Saturday afternoon.

Garden Tour | 08/02 | Villa Frere

Join a magical tour of the historic Villa Frere, with its baroque architecture and surrounding huge gardens, all preserved by the dedicated team of Friends of Villa Frere.

The experience will not only give you the chance to visit one of the oldest gardens of Malta, along with some refreshments, but your contribution will also enable the upkeep and ongoing restoration of these beautiful gardens

February is a beautiful time of the year with blooming flowers and green vegetation; so experience the best nature can offer in this old-age building which has hundreds of stories to tell.

Free Cinema Screening | Various Dates | City Lights

A first-date cliche, but watching a movie in the oldest city cinema theatre is always a romantic go-to. Watch free screenings of classical high-end movies at Cinema Bar by City Lights; one the cosiest venues of the city

The former adults-only cinema has reopened its doors the past few years, featuring also a cinema-themed-bar with the best range of beer and spirits to choose from. Just in case you want to add that extra bit of nostalgia to your experience, popcorn is on the menu too.

Kantilena | 22/02 | Robert Sammut Hall

An intimate evening organised by the celebrated Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kantilena event will showcase performers who will exhibit some of the best artistic selection of works and songs strung by both cello and harp

The sopranos will recount poems in the form of music, enhancing an emotional experience between performers and viewers.

If you appreciate intimate expressions of art and the beautiful sounds of harps and cello, Kantilena can prove to be an alternative night out worth your time.

Bonus tip: Let us book your table for two at Mezzodì Restaurant

We can hardly think of better way to spend some quality together as a couple than treating yourself to a lavish dinner at this modern Italian restaurant with a cosy ‘bistro’ atmosphere in South Street, located very close to Domus Zamittello. Just tell our concierge staff your preferred date and time for a dining reservation and they will handle table booking with any specific dining requests.

Just three minutes away from the main bus station

While you can enjoy the perks of Domus Zamittello’s central location, at the very core of the old yet vibrant city of Valletta, February promises numerous events around Malta, all just a bus-ride away from Valletta’s main bus station, which is just a three minutes’ walk away from our boutique hotel.

Fabien Vella

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