On my year and half stint of living in Sicily I was never a legal resident of the country of Italy. As with most other countries, they allow American citizens to enter the country for 3 months without any visa. After three months a visa is needed or a permission to stay (permesso di soggiorno). Due to the fact that Sicily is more backwards than mainland Italy, I had to wait for hours to get try and get my permission to stay (keyword: try). I never did get it because the government office was a mess so I decided to take a trip outside the country every 3 months and Malta seemed like a good choice; it’s only a short ferry ride away, everyone spoke English, and there a ton of things to do in Malta.
You’re seeing a picture of the rocky shores of Valetta, the capital of Malta. I walked the entire coast of the city that day and took one of the funny old school buses back to the hotel. Would definitely recommend that you visit Malta on one of your future trips. Dont forget to check out our Top 5 section for more things to do in Malta and around the world!