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Malta Beyond The Games Of Thrones, The Globe And Mail

For thronies, as the show’s rabid fanbase is sometimes called, a Mdina visit is equivalent to a Twilight reader’s pilgrimage to Forks, Wash., or a Seinfeld fan’s photo op in front of Tom’s Restaurant in New York. The walled city is also a popular stop for day-trippers ticking off their Malta must-see list while their cruise is in port for the afternoon.

But on this November evening the film crews and cruise passengers are long gone. This Mdina visit is not about a TV show, or part of a harried group tour. I am here to see why the former capital of this tiny island country is nicknamed the Silent City.

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