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This metropolitan capital has undergone modernization at lightning speed while much of its Ottoman, Italian, and communist architecture recall its history and old-world spirit. There are plenty of churches, mosques, museums, galleries, and shopping malls to visit, but Tirana is most giving when you immerse yourself in it. The best way to discover this city is to take a leisurely walk through its diverse neighborhoods and streets, where you will discover its rich authenticity in each and every corner! Surrounded by a beautiful lake on one side and the Dajti Mountain on the other, this capital may actually bring you closer to nature. With more beautiful cafes (some say they serve the best coffee in Europe!) and delicious restaurants per square meter than most European cities – not to mention the vibrant nightlife all days of the week – the city pulls you back to the enjoyment and pleasures of life.
The largest bookstore chain in Albania handpicks the must-reads of summer 2020. Compiling a summer reading list is one of the most challenging tasks when it comes to vacation preparation. Up there with picking the right destination and booking the room with a view, selecting which books to take with you, or upload to your [...]
Divine Wines shpk brings an incredibly well-made selection of six distinct delicious wines from Slovenia’s Jeruzalem Wine Region to Albania. Let’s drink to it! There is no more fitting tribute to the ancient land of Illyria and its spirited people than a perfectly-crafted bottle of red wine. Black berries, paprika, pepper, tobacco. These are the [...]
How many metaphors, Instagram posts, nostalgic longings have been inspired by windows? Below, let us count the ways in which windows make our lives more beautiful as we take a tour of the top window-gazing destinations in Albania. There is a reason that the ubiquitous operating system chose to be named after windows: they are [...]
Somewhere between blood orange, fuchsia, coral and red, lies one of the most undefinable and dazzling hues in the history of art, created by Albania’s own master iconographer, Onufri. Red is perhaps the color most associated with the Balkans, be it for the fields of blood-red poppies punctuating much of the region’s countryside or the [...]