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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!
This December found Albania in the aftermath of one of the biggest natural disasters of the year. While celebrations are in order, in the true spirit of the holidays, we should also ensure that we contribute as much as we can to the people affected by the unfortunate event. Most of the events organized during [...]
From national to privately-owned, from small and intimate to large spaces, from traditional to contemporary art exhibits, in Tirana you will find the right gallery for you. Allotting some time to art on a visit to any city is always a good idea! As luck would have it, Tirana is full of great art galleries! [...]
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 [...]