Fact: Malta's most famous artist is Caravaggio (1571-1610). Some of his most famous work is displayed in the Co-Cathedral Of St John including 'Beheading of St John the Baptist'.
Malta is a small archipelago located in the southern Mediterranean, 80km south of Sicily and 284km east of Tunisia in north Africa.
Three islands are inhabited - Malta, Gozo and Comino, with two other uninhabited islands. With a combined land area of 316km and a population of around 385,000, Malta is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.