Culture

New phase of archaeological excavation for the Amphitheater of Durres

New archeological excavations have begun at the Roman Amphitheatre in Durres. This amphitheatre was discovered by the renowned Albanian archeologist Vangjel Toci, in 1966. The institute of monuments of culture noted that the project aims the reactivation of  excavation works in the amphitheatre,  that dates back to the first century BC, and an elevation of the structures and their documentation ...

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”Differnt Trains Festival” tours different cities in Albania

The ‘’Different Trains Festival’’ will begin its journey in three cities in Albania, in Pogradec, Berat and Tirana, with the participation of the musicians Samika Honda from Japan, Angele Pateau from France, and the Albanian violoncellist Vlorent Xhafaj. The international musicians, Honda, Pateau and Xhafaj will interpret in the Old Church in Pogradec, a place that opens its gates for ...

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The 8th edition of Balkan Film and Culinary Festival concluded in Pogradec

The 8th edition of Balkan Film and Culinary Festival concluded in Pogradec. The festival lasted for 7 days in which over 70 different feature films, documentaries and short films were screened. “Kick off Day” of Gent Goçi was awarded the first prize. The other awards went to Bulgaria, Slovenia, Macedonia, Greece, etc. For the organizer of this festival Eno Milkani ...

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”Opera Jeans”, the sound that filled Vlora’s coast

Pm Edi Rama posted on his Facebook page a video of the event ‘’Opera in Jeans’’ , which is being held in the city of Vlora, in ‘’Lungomare’’ promenade. The concert the troupe of Opera and Ballet Theatre comes as a novelty of the Calendar of 500 entertaining activities that will be organized during the coast this summer. ‘’Vlora, a ...

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“Albania: the spirit of times” exhibition to tour around Italy

 “Albania: the spirit of the times,” inaugurated on June 30 at the  Acre Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA), is conceived as a moving museum exhibition, with the starting point being Calabria, the Arbëresh epicenter in Southern Italy. The exhibition, curated by Artan Shabani, former head of the National Gallery of Arts, will showcase various artworks by Albanian artists working and ...

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Vedat Kokona, the master of Albanian literature

  The Albanian language is an ancient language and belongs to the Indo-European family of languages.  Many personalities have contributed to the enrichment of Albanian language and literature, including some translations from renowned Albanian personalities such as , Fan Noli, Robert Schwarz, and today’s profile, Vedat Kokona. Vedat Kokona was born on August 8, 1913 in Izmir, Turkey, to an Albanian intellectual ...

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Gjirokastra artisans

Gjirokastra district is characterized by inherently rich costumes, folk musical traditions and customs. The district of Gjirokastra is distinguished for wood and stone carving, for livestock products and rakia traditional drink. Albanian women of this region are skillful and engaged in embroidery and handicrafts, inherited from generation to generation. Local costumes are traditionally decorated with complex embroideries. The skillful women ...

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Albanian traditional costumes

Folk traditional garments are obviously one of the most expressive manifestations of traditional culture. They inherit and convey many elements that come down from ancient times and Middle ages , but at the same time they are an expression of cultural relations with other peoples over centuries. Byron the famous poet has taken with him many Albanian folk costumes to express to ...

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”ARTURBINA”, a new stage for art and culture

‘’ARTURBINA’’ opened its gates for the public, a new space for theatre, art and culture, with the optimal conditions and the state of the art technology. Part of the inauguration ceremony was PM of Albania, Edi Rama, that during his speech declared that this was a great work in the hard way of renovation. Under the artistic performance of the ...

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Albania ranked among the travel destinations for 2018, according to ”TravelNews”

The Swiss magazine ‘’TravelNews’’ that is dedicated to professional tourism and traveling enthusiasts, ranked Albania in its calendar of must-visit countries. ‘’TravelNews’’ associated Albania with the month of June, and ranked our country with some of the most special attractions of the planet. Albania, has a shoreline in the Adriatic and the Ionian sea, is cheaper than Croatia and receives ...

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