Italian Stories From South
- 3 Hours
A captivating journey through the historical tour “Italian Stories from South,” which unveils the rich cultural and historical connections between Italy and this region. Immerse yourself in the past, delving into forgotten sensations and exploring the lives of renowned Italian figures who lived and worked in this area. This tour offers a unique opportunity to travel back in time, experiencing the period between wars through a combination of photos, facts, and music.
The tour commences with a leisurely stroll through the historic center of the bazaar, as well as two neighborhoods where traces of Italian culture still linger today. The influence of Italian architecture during the early 20th century played a pivotal role in modernizing the city’s merchant dwellings. As you explore, you will encounter buildings and structures that exemplify this architectural influence. Along the way, you will be introduced to fascinating characters such as the esteemed architect Vitaliano Poselli, who resided and worked in Gjirokastra during the 1930s. Prepare to be amazed by his remarkable journey in Albania and the impact he left behind.
The second part of the tour offers a moment of relaxation as you enjoy a coffee break in our premises located within the historic bazaar. Here, your guide will provide a detailed presentation showcasing historical photographs from that era, as well as evidence collected from both Italian and Albanian archives. The presentation will include intriguing facts about the Italian military garrison of Gërhot, the largest in the Balkans, which housed and accommodated approximately 12,000 Italian soldiers for several years. To enhance the ambience, the air will be filled with the captivating melodies of Italian music from the 1930s and 1940s.
Revel in the tales of Italian influence, historical coexistence, and the profound connections that shaped this region. Immerse yourself in a journey that blends captivating stories, architectural wonders, and the nostalgic melodies of a bygone era.
- Age limit 18+
- Minimum 2 Participants
- Maximum 10 Participants
- To book the tour in Greek and French languages,please let us know at least one day in advance.
- Tour languages : English, Italian, Albanian, Spanish, French, Greek.
- Starting Times 09:00 & 17:00
- Ending Times 12:00 & 20:00
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds