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Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear

Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear

TIRANA, January 29 ‘Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania &c’ is one of the most notable illustrated travel books by English painter, writer, and poet Edward Lear. He was a passionate painter and started drawing at the age of 16. Thus, he became the...

Vlora-Shkodra Railway to Undergo Rehabilitation

Vlora-Shkodra Railway to Undergo Rehabilitation

TIRANA, January 21 A project on the rehabilitation of Vlora-Shkodra has begun. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) Artan Shkreli during the weekend. Shkreli made the announcement on Facebook. “The project execution phase on the rehabilitation of Vlora-Shkodra railway began...

Albania among Google’s Most-Searched Destination by Italians

Albania among Google’s Most-Searched Destination by Italians

TIRANA, January 15 With the new tourist season approaching, this is the time to find the best deals in Albania. Yet it seems that the Italian neighbors are ahead when it comes to vacation planning for 2019. Travelblog.it says that according to Google, Albania ranked...

Tourism in Albania, Essential Landmarks to See in Vlora

Tourism in Albania, Essential Landmarks to See in Vlora

TIRANA, January 9 Make your trip to the city of Vlora unforgettable by visiting the region’s top natural landmarks and cultural sites. The Regional Directorate for National Culture (DRKK) Vlora offers a detailed guide into the must-see attractions in the southern region. DRKK invites all...

Where to Find Olive Oil in Albania

Where to Find Olive Oil in Albania

TIRANA, November 12 There are more than 12 million olive trees in Albania. More than ten percent of those trees are aged 1,000-3,000 years  Olive oil or the ‘liquid gold’ as it was called by Homer, is the most valuable component of the Mediterranean diet....

Top Regional Albanian Products: Traditional Products by Region

Top Regional Albanian Products: Traditional Products by Region

TIRANA, October 30 Know your signature Albanian products by region from the heights of the Accursed Mountains to the clementine orchards of Konispoli. The Albanian products that most foreigners recognize are grappa, olive oil, aromatic and medical herbs, chestnuts, etc. Yet there’s a wide range...

Winning Photos of Colours of Albania 2018

Winning Photos of Colours of Albania 2018

TIRANA, October 9 Over 35,000 photos competed for the fourth edition of Colours of Albania, a competition that was finalized at the Premises of Rozafa Castle in Shkodra. Anyone who took a photo in Albania could participate in the Instagram competition simply by using #coloursofalbania2018....

Foreigners Buying more Homes in the Albanian Coastline

Foreigners Buying more Homes in the Albanian Coastline

TIRANA, October 8 With 476 km of coastline from the Adriatic to the Ionian seas and more than 310 days of sunshine a year, Albania is luring foreign property buyers. Currently, they are considered to be the main participants that keep the housing market moving....

Impressive Works of Religious Art in Albania

Impressive Works of Religious Art in Albania

TIRANA, August 9 Well-preserved religious art seems to have an eternal power that uplifts the mind to the spiritual. While millions of tourists visit every year the Sistine Chapel in Italy, Albania on the other coast of the Adriatic Sea still preserves a rich heritage...

Albanian Museums and Sites to Set New Attendance Record in 2018

Albanian Museums and Sites to Set New Attendance Record in 2018

TIRANA, August 3 Official data from INSTAT confirm that the number of visitors in Albanian museums and castles increased by 73 percent during the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year. The monuments of culture and the archeological parks...