Experience a unique night in Valletta at Notte Bianca 2019

30 July 2019

As we’re already halfway through summer 2019, you may be wondering what the autumnal calendar has in store across the Maltese islands. Well, worry need not, as if you happen to be on your holidays in Malta on the 5th of October then you are in time to encounter one of the local calendar’s most popular events- Notte Bianca!

Deemed as one of the top things to do in Valletta by The Telegraph, this unique festival is a celebration of art and culture that promises to bestow something special for everyone.

What is Notte Bianca?

Notte Bianca, or White Night in English, is the largest cultural event in Malta, where the capital Valletta becomes a melting pot of events through a night-long celebration. All across the city, museums, state palaces, private buildings, churches and even the Auberges throw open their doors for visual art exhibitions and mesmerising theatrical performances. 

Notte Bianca performers

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It's not just the buildings that open for the public to enjoy- besides, choose from a long list of restaurants and bars to satisfy your cravings on the night.  What’s more, as you wander through the streets of Valletta, you will find musicians and dancers performing throughout the evening. Gather your friends, grab some street food, sit back and embrace the eclectic atmosphere.

Just another festival in Malta?

Wrong! Notte Bianca is truly a unique spectacle and annual tradition here in Malta. There's no end of wondrous places to explore; from the historical Fort St. Elmo to the decorative St John's Cathedral to the fascinating National Library. After touring the sites, if you are looking for souvenirs, you'll also find plenty of local produce and crafts available on stalls throughout the streets. Look out for traditional Maltese wares such as filigree and handmade candles for the taking. What's certain is Notte Bianca will be an unforgettable experience for all your senses!

Traditional Maltese produce

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What else can you expect?

This year will be the 14th edition of the event, where you can expect plenty of the best in local and international music. St George's Square transforms into an outdoor concert venue attracting thousands to it.  Last year, the Notte Bianca special stage featured the talented Emma Muscat, DJ Tenishia and the highly acclaimed Maltese band Tribali. Keep an eye on this year's official page for line-up announcements!

It’s free!

Notte Bianca is a free event and one that is immensely popular. As such, due to the large crowds, special transport services are implemented, and standard services are extended to accommodate everyone. Inner Valletta roads close from 5 pm and visitors are asked to use the main city gate to enter the city.

Book your flights to Malta now and immerse yourself within Malta’s finest cultural spectacle at Notte Bianca 2019!

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