Prishtina – Tirana
Departure to Tirana, capital of Albania.
Visit the world headquarters of the Bektachi community. Bektashism is an exoteric religious order derived from Sufism, a spiritual and mystical path of Sunni Islam. The Bektâchî order is a sect of dervishes which was banned by the Ottomans in 1826 before reappearing in the 19th century and being banned again by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk shortly after the founding of the Turkish Republic. The Order then established its headquarters in Albania in 1925. This seat, in the impressive Tekke decorated with breathtaking patterns, houses a fascinating museum and a small souvenir shop.
Luggage storage at the hotel and visit to the House of Leaves museum. Located in the center of Tirana, inside the building which temporarily housed the Gestapo during the occupation of Albania during the Second World War, then was the Central Directorate of Albanian Secret Services from 1944 to 1991. By opening the doors of this house, which presents the activities carried out there and many other events related to it, the museum simultaneously deploys all aspects of Albanian society under the conditions of the regime which aimed at total control of the human person and of soul. The museum is dedicated to all the innocent people who have been the object of interceptions, controls, espionage, arbitrary arrests, humiliations, tortures, severe punishments and so many other agonies.
Visit to Tirana of the Bunk’Art2 museum (known under the communist regime under the codified name of “objektiShtylla”. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of the collective memory and tells the story of the communist regime and its horrors.
Visit the city center and its famous “Block” passing by the Tabakëve bridge, built in the 18th century in the heart of Tirana.
Direction the cable car for the ascent of Mt Dajti. Dinner at around 1000 meters above sea level in a panoramic restaurant, offering a sensational view of Tirana, its surroundings and on a clear day, on the Adriatic.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant and overnight at the hotel.