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With a screen presence that has spanned more than two decades, Hygerta Sako, former Miss Albania and TV Show host, knows Tirana like the back of her hand. Below, she tells us where she relaxes and truly enjoys herself around the capital.
In general, I like to have my morning coffee in the company of my parents or close friends at Favola Snack Bar, a nice place near my home.
Skanderbeg Square. It has always been and continues to be the most popular and well-known reference point.
The New Bazaar in Tirana. Because it’s out of my way, in terms of my daily routine, if you see me there, you can be sure it is because I like it so much and not for any other motive!
Go-to Lunch Restaurant
Restaurant Era for its rich menu and traditional-with-a-spin recipes.
Dish in a local restaurant
Baked pasta with cheese, panna and prosciutto.
Happy hour drink and place
My most pleasurable hours of the day are those spent with my daughter, Ania. In the evenings, we often go the cinema together.
I try to catch as many plays at the theater and ballet performances. There are plenty of great ones in Tirana.
Go-to Dinner Restaurant
When I’m in the mood for something good and unusual, I choose Kriper Restaurant.
Cavaliero. This is the place where I feel my best!
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A familiar voice for radio listeners, Julka Gramo is both a successful career woman and a devoted wife and mother of two boys. Here, she shares the places that make her life in Tirana particularly pleasurable. Café My morning coffee prepared by my husband. I apologize to the readers for not being able to share [...]
No detail escapes journalist and translator Genti Minga. A man with particular tastes and preferences, Minga tells us the way to enjoy the good life while staying healthy in the busy capital. Café Teahouse would be more accurate, in my case. My favorite is Café-Museum Komiteti where they offer organic teas, which I have [...]