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Home to one of the most beautiful national parks in Albania, Lura National Park, the Dibra region is rich in natural beauty, mountainous landscapes, glacial lakes, countless rivers, and dense forests. Lura’s majestic beauty has been praised by the likes of Edith Durham while the great Albanian poet Gjergj Fishta has said “He who has not seen Lura, has not seen Albania.”
Still, to be discovered, the region’s unadulterated nature hides natural thermal springs, surrounded by pines, along with the high altitudes of its mountainous terrain. These mineral-rich waters are some of the most amazing natural wonders in the country, beautiful to behold, and providers of serious health benefits. Albania owes much of its famous culinary delights to Dibra’s indelible traditional cuisine, most notably including the buttery jufka, Albania’s own version of tagliatelle, and sheqerpare, a rich and scrumptious dessert.
Most refer to Dibra’s northeastern highlands as Albania’s roof. This region’s highly diverse nature is due to the high peaks and low valleys found along Dibra’s rugged landscape. As one of the largest geographical areas of the entire country, Dibra boasts more than 50 spectacular natural monuments. Countless caves hidden among beautiful mountains, small lakes, [...]
It’s nearly impossible to read about the traditional dishes of the Dibra region without having an urgent need to try all of them! Some of these region’s famous dishes include: the rich chicken and porridge casserole, the well-known jufka (thin, heavily-buttered pasta) cooked with fresh, local chicken or lamb, the traditional meat or veggie-filled baked [...]
As soon as you enter the Bualli Pass (Qafa e Buallit), surrounded by grandiose mountain ranges, you will find your way to the region of Dibra among the paths. Peshkopi is the true cultural heart of this region. The road towards exploring this area is relatively challenging but just as beautiful and worthwhile! Below, we give [...]
This traditional melt-in-your-mouth dish from the Dibra region relies on very simple ingredients and is quick and easy to make. Jufka with chicken is a simple, healthy and delicious meal. This traditional dish of the northeastern region of Albania is one which families have enjoyed eating and serving guests for quite some time. People from [...]