Like to get into the heart of how people live
The best way to see the local life is to visit village festas which are organised every week in summer. Stay away from Bugibba, Qawra or St.Paul's Bay as these are very commercial tourist spots. Staying in a farmhouse in Gozo is also a great opptunity to taste the mediterranean lifesyle and you have access to more natural beaches than Malta about 8 years ago
Great suggestion Mario, and Alicia wouldn't you know I just happen to have some tips for staying safe on Malta.... usual stuff about fireworks safety.
Hope you find it useful.
Phil about 8 years ago