Culture and lifestyle
Social life in Malta is an important part of life on the island, even more for young people. One can find events and activities happening all year round, including jazz, opera and rock festivals, dance shows, art exhibitions, plays, museums, and much more.
Nightlife centres around dining, wine bars, and nightclubs. The most famous party neighborhood are Paceville, Saint Julian’s, Sliema and Valletta. In summer the islands come to life with regular village feasts and dazzling fireworks displays.
Since in 2018 Valletta is European Capital of Culture, we are looking forward to join the cultural events that will take place!
Sport: In the Island there are many sport centre, private and public. Here the website of Sport Malta, where there many different sports: from swimming to fitness!
Language in MALTA
Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English. The Maltese language is unique and really influenced by Arabic but you can recognise also words from Italian, English and some French influences as well. Thanks to Malta’s geographical and cultural proximity with Italy, and to the Italian programmes in the maltese tv in the ‘90, a lot of maltese people understand really well and speak italian.
People in Malta
The Maltese are friendly and they have a strong sense of community. Additionally, the islands are home to a growing expat community—a tribute to Malta’s sunny weather and laid-back environment.
One of the most important things about any destination has to be the food – and in Malta you’ll find that people take it very seriously. The Maltese love dining and follow a typical Mediterranean diet that features a lot of olive oil, tomatoes, fresh seafood, and pasta – so bring a healthy appetite.
The main traditional dishes are rabbit with tomatoes and ravioli with ricotta.
Malta is famous for its wild-thyme honey, strawberries, goat’s cheese, olives, and bigilla—a beloved local bean puree.
Pastizzi are probably the most common type of street food on the island. These are inexpensive flaky pastries, usually filled with mushy peas or ricotta cheese They can be found just about anywhere at the ubiquitous pastizzerias.
For more info about Malta visit http://www.visitmalta.com/
Malta boats one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, making it a safe place. It is easy to get around by public transport and the distances you have to travel are quite short. In fact, it won’t take you more than a couples of hours to get from one tip of the island to the other!
How to reach our Campus
Smart City is located in Triq Santu Rokku, Kalkara, KKR 1761.
From St Julian’s you have one direct bus, 120 and the 3 from Valletta.
We suggest you to apply online for having the transport card mailed at your place, (it’s called Tallinja card, check the Official website of Malta Public Transport) and at your arrival at the Airport you can buy the weekly card.
For further information on Maltese transport you can also check this website.