Mdina is a walled city which sits in the middle of the island of Malta. Google tells us to catch the #48 bus, take it three stops then transfer to the #186. Luckily the #186 arrives four minutes after we get off the #186. Unluckily the #186 is packed and we end up standing for the 35 minute ride.
I am curious as to why Mdina is called the Silent City. I envision some historical or romantic event or events that lead to the name. I'm more than disappointed when I am told that the name of Silent City is attributed to the very limited number of automobiles that are allowed in the city walls.
We wander through the city then decide it's time for lunch. We pop into Trattoria 1530 which is in the 5 Star Xara Palace Boutique hotel. The display of old woodworking tools on the wall makes for a unique decor. The service is impeccable and we enjoy nice meals finishing with coffee's. It's a little more expensive, but worth the price.