Also known as the Silent City, the former capital of Malta, Mdina, is an absolute joy to visit. Behind its high walls lies a city that dates back almost 4,000 years. During medieval times, Mdina was dubbed the Noble City, as it housed, unsurprisingly, many noble families. Today, many residents of the fortified city (around 300) are descendants of these families, with the houses being passed down from generation to generation. Vehicle restrictions means you’ll need to explore on foot. Wind through the narrow, sodium-lit streets and experience a city where time seems to have stood still.