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Albania

Information, impressions, facts, and all that you need to know about Albania. Here you find the posts related to my visits.

Shkodra: a walk in the history

Albania has a lot of history and also of historical attractions to show. The main towns are trying to get into modernity, but Shkodra, on a lovely lake is a real pearl, especially for the traditional architecture. On a small mountain looking over the lake there is the Rozafa Castle, not so much conserved inside, but with visible walls to…
Shkodra, Albania
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The ancient city of Vlora

Vlora is one of the oldest towns in Albania and it has a great charm, because of the ancient monuments and its position on the sea. It was the capital of the country, but now it is well known by local and international tourists. In winter it is quite empty, but in summer the town is alive day and night.…
Vlora, Albania
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A day in Durres

At around 30 minutes by car from Tirana, there is an interesting Albanian town called Durres, one of the most important of the country, especially for its port. The place is nice and there are a good archeological museum and a site with a Roman amphitheater. On the top of the hill, with a marvelous view of the town and…
Durres, Albania
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Shopping in Tirana

A curious fact that has to be mentioned about Tirana is the shopping. As it happens in many tourist cities shops and mall are increasing by quantity and by quality. The Albanian capital is still quite new in tourism sector, but it is growing fast with new luxury hotels and restaurants and also with better services for shoppers. Around Balkans…
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Tirana attracts tourist

I arrived in a small city that could be defined as a new destination of worldwide tourists, one of the Western Balkans surprises: Tirana. Albania is not well known and it started to welcome tourists in very recent period, especially thanks to the flight connections offered by different airline companies. The government decided in last year to work more on…
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