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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.
In addition to sharing the region’s natural spectacles, the rise in Albanian wildlife photography has given this valuable part of the country’s landscape and ecosystem the necessary focus. Deer in Dumnica, Kosovo. Photo source: Arian Mavriqi Rise of wildlife photography in the region The group of four Albanian photographers, that makes up the non-profit organization [...]
The hyper-popular American fad of the 1950s returns to the Balkans, with the opening of the first Drive-In Cinema in Tirana. A bit of history What is a drive-in and why is it making a comeback, some of you may ask. Like many experiences that combine entertainment and comfort, the drive-in originated in [...]
With an array of fascinating sites to visit in the capital, visitors may concentrate on central locations and overlook the rich history and culture to be absorbed while taking a stroll in any one of its many historic streets. View of Tirana. Photo by IntoAlbania In the last few decades, beginning with the shift in [...]
Albania’s capital is one among very few select extraordinary destinations in the New York Times’ T-Magazine “The 10 Most Idyllic Destinations T Visited This Year.” The capital’s unique charms have it listed between the likes of Morocco’s Draa Valley, Greece’s Ithaca and Milos, Finland’s Aland Islands, France’s Nîmes, Italy’s Val di Noto, and Japan’s Kyoto, establishing the [...]