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Vila Austria 1843: The Still Fairly Unknown Treasure of Durrës

Located in the very heart of Durrës, less than five minutes away from the Amphitheater and other similar monuments, Vila Austria 1843 is a unique meeting point with the city’s history. You can hardly find a more convenient and fascinating place than Vila Austria 1843 for your stay in Durrës. The sheer age and history [...]

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“Summer Day”: The Best Photos and Videos Shared in Social Media

To celebrate “Summer Day”, thousands of people followed the events organized by the Municipality of Tirana. As always, plenty of photos and videos were shared in real time on social media. Here are some of the best posts: View this post on Instagram Tirana duke u pergatitur per te festuar diten e veres. Duket sikur [...]

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“Trojet” Foundation: A rare journey into the richness of Albanian ethnography

The Trojet Foundation, formed from Linda Spahiu’s passion and dedication for the preservation of Albanian ethnographic values, currently represents a rich archive that should be recognised and promoted in order to ensure its longevity into the future. With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to IntoAlbania, foundations like Trojet will be [...]

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Summer Day: Where and How to Celebrate this Holiday

The March 14th celebration and national holiday, rooted in an ancient pagan feast, is one of the most celebrated days of the year in all major cities, especially Elbasan, the summer day capital of Albania.   This pagan celebration goes back thousands of years, to a time when people celebrated nature and, with the coming [...]

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Iso-Polyphony: Albania’s One-of-a-kind Contribution to the World’s Cultural Heritage 

This centuries-old traditional folk performance, somewhere between singing and recitation, between lament and celebration, joins multiple voices into a unique synthesis and has spanned time and space to inspire anyone from 18th century poet Lord Byron to contemporary Albanian author Ismail Kadare, among many others. Lord Byron could have never imagined that one of his [...]

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5 Ideal Picnic Spots in Shkodra

The weekend is best enjoyed out in the open, where you can breathe in fresh air, far from the city and get your blood pumping while playing your favorite outdoor sports or hiking. What better way to maximize your time with nature and fully enjoy your day than organizing a picnic? If you find yourself [...]

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10 Events Not to Miss this March in Albania

Consider spending this first weekend of the month in Shkodra, a city famous for its carnival tradition. Don’t forget that Venice Art Mask Factory, the largest factory of masks in the country, is located in this central northern city. As such, this is your chance to see those same intricate masks that are worn in [...]

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The New Bazaar “Artisan Fair”

The New Bazaar “Artisan Fair” is organized on the occasion of the Diaspora summit. Over 60 businesses are represented via stands where a variety of products is promoted. From traditional clothes and natural cosmetics, to handicrafts, paintings, local food, and other similar products, you’ll have the chance to get acquainted with some interesting creations from all [...]

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Top 7 Pizzerias in Tirana

From beautiful family-style restaurants and popular friendly spots to quick and easy fast-food joints, you won’t find it hard to get some of the world’s best pizza in Albania’s capital. Everyone loves pizza! This Italian concoction holds an unwavering universal appeal because it combines the deliciousness of hot bread with a never-ending variety of fresh, [...]

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