Malta Day 6

Thursday, August 28, 2008

View from the balcony of the room 214 in Hotel Excelsior in the morning glory

Cycling in the gym for 30mins. Streching shortly. Swimming outdoors.
The gym of Hotel Excelsior with Technogym equipment

Outfoor pool of Hotel Excelsior

Inside pool by the gym
Had Eggs Benedict for breakfast!

Visited in Casa Rocca Piccola on 74 Republic Street.
This magnificent 16th century palace is the private home of the 9th Marquis de Piro. The beautiful rooms contain esquisite furniture, paintings, silver and hundreds of other items. Beneath the palace there are the 2nd World War air raid shelters.
The entrance fee with a guided tour €7,00
Absolutely worth visiting!

Casa Rocca Piccola
Entrance to Casa Rocca Piccola
Unfortunately it is not allowed to take photos inside the house.

Had made a reservation to restaurant Da Pippo for lunch at 1pm. Table ready 20mins after so had a little walk around the block.

Houses of character in Valletta
Lunch at Da Pippo
136 Triq Melita, Valletta
There's no menus so you take what the chef recommends
Piece of local goat cheese with black pepper and olive oil
Short of cold ratatouille
Bread & spiced olive oil
Squid stuffed with tuna-rice-capers, black mussels
Fresh salad of lettuce, tomatoes & onions
Piece of nougat
Pasqua Pinot Grigio 2007
- worth waiting for the table!
- Stuffed squid was interesting and delicious, never eaten before anything like that
- good and familiar service, got the feeling you belong there with all the locals, mainly businessmen

Entrance to Da Pippo
Goat cheese
Squid stuffed with tuna-rice-capers in tomatosauce with black mussels
Fresh salad
Afternoon by the pool reading magazines
Optimizer facial at Spa of Excelsior
Lift effect facial. In 1,5h the face is lifted with a redefined contour and replenished radiance. Christina made the facial with using Yon-ka Paris products. Fantastic scents! Based on aromatherapy. Relaxing and pleaseant treatment. Felt really good afterwards for a long time.
1,5h €90

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