Media Briefing by the Malta Tourism Authority for Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture - followed by dinner
Next year, Valletta will be the European Capital of Culture for 2018. To celebrate this fantastic occasion over 140 projects and 400 events will be taking place in Malta throughout the year. Valletta’s European Capital of Culture opening ceremony will take place on the 20th January 2018 with various dynamic shows using Valletta’s open spaces as the backdrop for their performances.
The magical Mediterranean island of Malta welcomes an average 35,000 Irish visitors each year and is just a three and a half hour direct flight from Dublin with Ryanair. Steeped in 7,000 years of history and blessed with beautiful scenery, Malta is the perfect destination for sun seekers searching for the perfect short-haul destination.