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An astoundingly high number of religious monuments honoring disparate faiths are scattered around the beautiful northern city of Shkodra, testifying to the rare religious harmony of the region. Of Albania’s peculiar and tragic history,...
One of the grandest in the Balkans, the Cathedral of Shkodra has had an extraordinary story of survival. The Cathedral of St. Stephen, the patron saint of the city of Shkodra, is also...
The cultivation and preservation of artisanal crafts, especially that of rug-making, is a highly valued tradition in Albania’s northern city of Kukës, one that the women of the area have been historically passing on from one generation to the next. Making rugs. Photo by IntoAlbania. The important tradition of making rugs, in Kukës, is characterized [...]
The popular yet low-key Jonida Brahollari, aka DJ Amer Doux, knows how to cool down as much as how to get the party started. Below read the “bittersweet” DJ’s suggestions on where to eat quick and delicious Asian food, drink the best cocktails, relax in the outdoors, and best enjoy your time in the capital [...]
If you have visited Albania and would like to share the country with your friends in a meaningful way but don’t know exactly how, we suggest some wonderful translated books and collections that will do the trick. There is no one perfect way to encapsulate the spirit, culture, tradition and atmosphere of an entire country. [...]
Created almost a century ago, the Përnaska fashion house successfully survived the Communist regime to become one of the most technologically advanced brands in Albania. Gucci, in the ‘20s in Florence, was planting the seeds of what later was to become one of the largest fashion empires in the world. It was in this same [...]
Korça, the warm and cozy city of vibrant cobblestone streets, quaint houses, and romantic serenades, is an iconic destination in Albania which offers countless opportunities to enjoy it for free. Thanks to its fanatically preserved architecture and urban landscape, the very walkable city of Korça is a veritable chest of treasures. From walks in parks [...]
The harmonious co-existence of ancient cities like Bylis or Apolonia with the gorgeous landscape of this area make the requisite 24-hour visit to Fier a rich and memorable one. Below, our suggestions on how to get the most out of your day! Morning For your morning coffee, stop by Pastiçeri Rustemi (Rustemi Bakery), one of [...]
With its rich array of fascinating destinations, Albania has attracted hundreds of thousands of tourists in the year 2019. Read below to find which were the most visited historic parks and castles in the country. Topping the list of most visited parks and castles in the country is none other than the ancient city of [...]
Kukës is blessed with one of the most stunning landscapes in the entire country with grandiose peaks, rich soil, and countless water sources that make for a spectacular hike. Ermal Hallaçi, head of several wonderful guides in the Kukës region, confirms that 2019 has been a good year for mountain tourism. The hike along the [...]
This month heralds not only the new year but the beginning of a new decade. As such, the pressure is high to begin things right. January in Tirana does not disappoint! A mix of high-brow and casual entertainment will get 2020 started on the right foot. Blerta Xhomo’s already great solo exhibition is also wonderfully [...]