The island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea is one of the world’s smallest countries (only 122 square miles in all), but it boasts a rich history and local culture. There are 365 churches, dozens of archaeological and historical sites, and culinary delights from Maltese wines to prized olive oils.
This week, Peter Greenberg will broadcast from the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta on May 10, 2014. Listen in as he interviews Alfred Pisani, founder and chairman of the Corinthia Group, as well as Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, US Ambassador to Malta. Read on for the full guest list for this week’s radio show, and see what you can discover about this tiny gem in the Mediterranean.
Learn more about this unique island when Peter broadcasts from the Corinthia Hotel & Spa in Malta.
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Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, U.S. Ambassador to Malta, talks about where she takes her friends and family when they visit Malta, as well as her life in service around the world.
Alfred Pisani, chairman of the Corinthia Group, began his career in hospitality when the Corinthia was a famous Maltese restaurant. In 1962, the Pisani family founded the Corinthia collection of hotels that now operate all over Europe. Pisani shares the secrets to his success and what he expects from a good hotel experience.
Karn Chetcutti of the Meridiana Wine Estate discusses how one grows grapes on an island like Malta, and what makes Maltese wine different from other European wines
Marquis Nicholas de Piro, along with his family, runs a museum out of his ancestral home, Casa Rocca Piccola, in Valetta. Marquis offers a lighthearted look into the Maltese nobility through the ages.
Jason Fabri, diving specialist, takes us into the depths of the Mediterranean waters, where we learn about how fisherman and citizens alike are working to keep the sea sustainable.
Sebastian Ripard, of the Malta Yacht Club, explains Malta’s must-see spots. Whether by hiring a private yacht to take a tour of the coast, or diving deep below the surface on a scuba diving course off Malta’s sister island, Gozo—one can’t visit these islands without venturing out to sea.
Toni Attard, movie director, discusses the past and future of the arts scene in Malta, as well as the country’s upcoming role as European Capital of Culture in 2018.
Maurice de Giorgio, chairman of Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, shares parts of the rich cultural heritage of Malta and the areas closest to his heart.
Stefan Hogan, Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa executive chef, talks about the booming foodie scene in Malta and where the tastes originated.
Stephan Place, a Maltese local and tour guide, explains how his passion lies in the hidden nooks and crannies of the island. Stephen talks about the churches to visit on the island, as well as one travelers can’t miss.