As well as the beautiful, picturesque beaches you’d expect from a Mediterranean haven, the capital city of Valletta has just joined the global heavyweights as the European Capital of Culture for 2018.
The Mediterranean island has banned the harmful practice.
Malta’s parliament is currently debating a bill to ban the controversial practice.
Explore the country that was recently ranked best in Europe for LGBT human rights progress.
Law-makers in the Maltese parliament voted 37-0 to introduce the measures.