Attard Reiseführer Malta

San Anton's in the thick of Malta. Not only is it part of the patchwork of villages, towns and citrus orchards that make up the island's mid region Attard, it's home to the Presidential Palace. Could you be any more central? Check in at the Hotel Corinithia Palace – a stylish, stately hotel, complete with spa – and the President's your next door neighbour! These are holidays, San Anton style.

San Anton's more an area than a town – it blends seamlessly with its neighbours, like Ta' Qali and Lija. The Palace lent its name to this regal spot, along with its famous botanical gardens. Open to the public, with occasional strains of music from a string quartet, this is perfect for that late afternoon stroll in the sun. All across the road from your hotel.

This is a history hound's paradise - people have populated Attard since 3000BC. Visit Rabat's haunting catacombs. Step into the myriad of medieval churches. Look up in awe at Mosta's Dome – the third largest in the world. For a pocket sized piece of Malta, Ta' Qali is a must. It's almost entirely craft shops selling ceramics, jewellery and blown glass. Plus an amphitheatre for open air concerts.