Berat – History and Medieval Art
A private tour from Tirana
Berat city and citadel is revealed in front of your eyes on top of the hill as an oasis of history. The astonishing white citadel firstly built by our ancestors, Illyrians, with big white lime stones, surrounded by very old olive trees on the hill slopes will remind you of the treasures of the past that are hidden in the city. Step by step we are going to discover the ancient treasures that are well preserved in centuries from different occupation and wars. One of them is the Byzantine church, which houses “Onufri” museum, where also one of the oldest world codices was found. Walking in the old quarter of the city with special Ottoman architecture houses from 18-19th century, where families are still leaving proudly inside of them as their historical and traditional heritage will stay in you long after your visit.
After meeting with you at the place in Tirana, as you have required, we will travel to Berat (around 2, hours’ drive). When arriving in Berat, we will start touring around the citadel, looking the ruins of two oldest mosques in Berat, the white and red mosque, water cistern and other medieval churches. In the citadel we will visit the famous Onufri museum of medieval art. The last stop in the citadel will be the best view point, 260 meter above sea level, having a breathtaking view of Osumi river valley and the mountains around Berat. Afterwards we will visit the other two oldest quarters, Mangalem and Gorica. Then will be the exact time to taste for your lunch the traditional food in one of the restaurants in the old quarters. According to your desire, after lunch we can pay a visit to Cobo winery, and have a wine tasting for an extra of 8 Euro. We will leave Berat in late afternoon driving back to Tirana.
MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Place : At your Hotel in Tirana.
Duration: 9-10 hours
The transportation with modern private car , air condition, 4+1 car
– private tour guide
-Transportation -Entrance fees to museums and sites
Other: – Meals
– Drinks and refreshments
– Wine tasting