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Duration: 1 Day
Location: Shkoder, Albania
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Guests will begin their tour at the Rozafa castle, the great Illyrian and medieval fortress where the 2500 year old city has its origins and whose sad legend is told even today. The site of several famous sieges including that led by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. The Catholic Cathedral and impressive city mosque provide a testament to the religious transformations that have happened in this area.

The preserved remains of the old bazaar show how the town operated as the great centre of commerce for the north and one of the hubs of the Ottoman Balkans. The city was a strategic crossroads where the mountain tribes and coastal powers mingled. We will make a special visit to see where the artisan carnival masks, one of Albania’s most interesting modern exports, are manufactured, and used primarily for the great carnival in Venice.

Tour of Shkodra.

Images from the tour