The Maltese nobility assembles within these walls!
And how I’d love to be a fly on the wall when they do!
This ancient Palazzo in the 16th century fortified city of Mdina, also known as the Silent City, is now a 5-star hotel called XARA PALACE.
We nipped inside for a look under the guise of picking up a leaflet from reception with a view to staying there next year and therefore needing to check the place out. Dream on!
I’m sure these smokes are expensive.
This chair was outside the Ladies’ Restroom. (Yes, I had more than one reason for wanting/needing to go inside).
I thought the better of sitting on it though, in case I broke it.
On leaving the hotel, I looked around the corner to see this:
Our next stop in Mdina was a visit to the Carmelite Priory, where we managed to wangle a private visit. But that’s for another post.
When I started this OddBall post I intended only to show the first picture about the Maltese nobility…..
……then I got carried away…….
…..of course the city of Mdina isn’t OddBall, but is is quite unique and exceptionally beautiful.