Durres - Tirana
Direction Tirana. Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania. Its history is very old. Today’s Tirana was founded in 1614 by Sulejman Bargjini Pasha, a local Mullet leader who built a mosque, a bakery and a hammam. The city began to develop at the beginning of the 18th century, but remained unimportant until it was proclaimed the capital of Albania in 1920. The choice was made because of its central geographical position in the country. It was only at the end of the 1920s that, under Italian influence, the city center took on the appearance of a capital.
Visit the House of Leaves Museum, which tells visitors about one of the darkest periods in Albanian history. The museum is dedicated to all those who have endured torture, assassinations, arrests and surveillance organised by the Albanian secret services.
Visit of the Bunk’Art2 museum dedicated to the preservation of the collective memory and telling the history of the communist regime and its horrors.
Direction the cable car for the ascent of Mt Dajti. Lunch at an altitude of about 1000 meters in a panoramic restaurant, offering an exceptional view of Tirana, its surroundings and, in clear weather, the Adriatic Sea.
Visit of the National History Museum. It is divided into eight pavilions: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Independence, Iconography, War of National Liberation, Antifascist War, Communist Terror and Mother Teresa. The Communist Terror Pavilion houses images, documents and videos on the persecution of Albanians under the communist regime.
Visit of the city center and its famous “Block” via the Tabakëve bridge, built in the 18th century in the heart of Tirana.
Dinner in a restaurant and overnight in a hotel.