MALTAA FEW SURPRISING FACTS Film Productions It’s popular filming location for big-budget productions with Game of Thrones one the most recent. UNESCO Heritage We’re home to 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Megalithic temples which are the oldest free-standing stone structures in the world, predating Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt. Public Holidays Local workers enjoy 14 public holidays annually, one of the highest in Europe. Village ‘Festa’ Locals love religious celebrations with 75 local village feasts (or ‘festa’) which are charactarized by impressive fireworks, religious processions and band marches. Europe’s First The capital Valletta was sketched out in 1565 was the 1st ever planned city in Europe and took 15 years to complete. Tap Water Although safe to drink, most locals do not drink tap water due to it’s taste and instead prefer to purchase bottled water.