We left ourselves in Verona, remember?
Fortunately our journey is not finished yet. It’ just started.
Following our amazing Verona trip we managed to fly from Orio al Serio Airport, in Bergamo (by the way a very nice town, with its famous “Città Alta”, Upper Town, as you can see in the pic below) to Tirana. Then we took a bus direct to Durres where we had planned our staying (we will for sure visit Tirana next time).
If you haven’t considered Albania yet for your holidays or trips, you’re highly mistaken my friend! The country has a very good climate, with awesome beaches, an enjoyable food (believe me) and people are so kind and nice to everyone. In addition it is so convenient for foreigners because of it’s so low cost.
Durres is known for being the second most popolous city in Albania, behind the capital.
What to visit:
The Durres Amphitheatre – built in the second century AD, it’s the largest amphitheatre in the Balkans. It was destroyed by earthquakes twice, but it has been remodernized during the years. It is considered UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you may know the areas nearby the Amphitheatre are full of street art paints.
Then we procedeed to visit the main place in Durres, Bulevardi Epidamni, where, as you can in the picture below, the Great Mosque is located. This area, Sheshi Liria Square has been modernized in recent times and it looks like an exposition. (you have probably seen our video on instagram about it).
For art lovers i would suggest you to visit the famous Archaeological Museum that offers a blueprint of the history of the city (wide due to Greek, Byzantine, Ottoman, Venetian and Bulgarian dominions).
Durres Castle is the fortified old city of Durres, known for his Venetian tower that has become a symbol of Durres.
Second day meant for us total relaxing at the beach (more than 6 km long) and walkin near the port side with its particular bridge. The pier was awesome with countless of open bars, restaurants and fast food offering a wide choice.
The best part of these days was the discover of one of the best street foods i have ever eaten: sufllaqe. It’s a sandwich/roll containing meat, tomatoes, onions, salc kosi (a delicious yogurt sauce) and even french fries with ketchup.
Other very good things to eat: byrek, qofte, bakllava, kadaif.
Durres was a very good experience. I had never been in Albania before and now i can say that there are amazing things to see and for me it has definitely become a must-go destination.
Thank you for your interest in our amazing journey. Next flight is direct to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Stay tuned for more and don’t forget to like and share!