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Located in one of the country’s most attractive touristic destinations, near Shala River and Valbona, this cozy guesthouse-farm offers an extremely rich, refreshing and delicious experience. If on the lookout for unexpected adventures and singular experiences, these days you will most likely find them away from residential centers. In the midst of gorgeous natural scenery, [...]
This charming tower-turned-guesthouse offers a perfect getaway with adventures in the magical forests of Bulqiza and authentic homemade Albanian cuisine that will make you feel right at home. Bulqiza Traditional Guesthouse, also known as Agritourism Hupi, located within a 200-year-old tower, offers a truly authentic experience interwoven with cooking lessons of some of the most [...]
Located in the heart of Blloku, for almost two decades now, Patisserie Française has brought a little taste of Paris to the capital and created an ideal environment for work or play. For dessert lovers, Tirana offers countless traditional and international choices. You can find anything from the sumptuous tres leches, tiramisu, and panacotta to [...]
The head chef of Rapsodia, perhaps the most popular restaurant in Albania, Alfred Marku has redefined Albanian cuisine. When he left for Italy at the tender age of fifteen, Marku had no idea how the move would completely alter his life. He returned to Albania with a profession that would rank him as one of [...]
All the regulars of the Blloku quarter in Tirana have recently become acquainted with a new, fresh and affordable reality that has taken over this popular area of town. Its name is Fresh Garden....
High-quality products, cutting-edge culinary technology, and the chefs’ determination in offering the very best for their customers along with a selection of more than 140 wines give Gambero Gourmet its reputation as a truly...
A local and international favorite to this day, Radio appeared out of the blue a decade ago to usher in a new era for Tirana’s nightlife. Using the classic typewriter Olympia situated at the entrance of Radio Bar, one of its many regular customers has typed out “Veni, vidi, vici.” A fitting message in the [...]
If you plan on traveling through Shkodra and Koplik anytime soon, you should most definitely make a pit stop at Kopliku Winery where you can get a taste of authentic and delicious Albanian wine. Kopliku Winery is one of those typically wonderful surprises you can only find in places like Koplik. This two-story winery, its [...]
Located at the heart of Bllok, this highly established dance club has been lighting up the local nightlife scene for more than a decade. Established in 2006, Lollipop has been a local favorite since its very beginnings. This well-established venue, one of the first contemporary local nightclubs, has enjoyed continuous popularity thanks to its location [...]
Contemporary music, popular DJs, great cocktails and a very convenient location are only some of the elements that make this indoor/outdoor night club a must-visit nightlife spot. You cannot rightly say that you have fully experienced Tirana’s nightlife unless you have been to Folie – as it is locally known – at least once. Hundreds [...]
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 [...]
One of the most famous names of Albania’s music industry, alternative rock legend Bojken Lako is busy promoting and supporting up-and-coming young rockers lately. He takes a break to tell IntoAlbania how he spends his time between work and leisure in Tirana. Favorite Café I prefer to have my morning coffee anywhere near my house. [...]
Splitting life between earth and sky is one of professional paraglider Xhonatan Islami’s greatest pleasures. Below, he lets us in on how and where he spends his time while on the ground in Albania’s capital. Favorite Café My daily ritual is coffee with Alket (Xhonatan’s father and professional paraglider) at Capriccio, where we talk about [...]