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It may be small, but it’s packed full of sights; when Unesco named Valletta a World Heritage Site, it described it as one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
The Hypogeum (from the Greek, meaning ‘underground’) is a subterranean necropolis, discovered during building work in 1902. To visit is to step into a mysterious and silent world. Its halls, chambers and passages, immaculately hewn out of the rock, cover some 500 sq metres; it is thought to date from around 3600 to 3000 BC, and an estimated 7000 bodies may have been interred here.
Comino’s biggest draw is the Blue Lagoon, a sheltered cove between the western end of the island and the uninhabited islet of Cominotto. It’s incredibly beautiful and inviting, with a white-sand seabed and clear waters. The blue is so intense it’s as if you’ve stepped into an over-saturated postcard.