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File’s guidebook

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File’s guidebook

Historical sites
Located 600 m from Villa Rosa, it’s the ancient citadel which looms high above the newer part of the city. There’s been a fortress here since the 300s but the walls and towers as they appear today are from the 1200s. What’s fascinating is how this lofty defensive structure from medieval times still sustains homes and local businesses, including a number of bars for welcome refreshment. The combination of historical significance and the elevated setting make the Kala the ideal introduction to Berat. The population of the fortress was Christian, and it had about 20 churches (most built during the 13th century) and only one mosque, for the use of the Muslim garrison.
Berat Castle
Located 600 m from Villa Rosa, it’s the ancient citadel which looms high above the newer part of the city. There’s been a fortress here since the 300s but the walls and towers as they appear today are from the 1200s. What’s fascinating is how this lofty defensive structure from medieval times still sustains homes and local businesses, including a number of bars for welcome refreshment. The combination of historical significance and the elevated setting make the Kala the ideal introduction to Berat. The population of the fortress was Christian, and it had about 20 churches (most built during the 13th century) and only one mosque, for the use of the Muslim garrison.
Mangalem old neighborhood, is 1,3 km from Villa Rosa, located on the north side of the river Osum. Unique picturesque quarter is composed of narrow alleys of ancient white stone houses with terracotta tiles, timber doors and fresh flower arrangements.
Mangalem
Mangalem old neighborhood, is 1,3 km from Villa Rosa, located on the north side of the river Osum. Unique picturesque quarter is composed of narrow alleys of ancient white stone houses with terracotta tiles, timber doors and fresh flower arrangements.
The Gorica Old Quarter, 1,6 km from Villa Rosa. The other beautiful old quarter of Berat and the only one on the other side of the River Osumi. You’ll find it beautiful sitting down at the Bar Restaurant Ajka for a meal or drink and admiring the view of Mangalem and the Kalaja/Castle. The is a new pedestrian bridge to Gorica, but have a look also to the old beautiful Gorica Bridge.
Gorica
The Gorica Old Quarter, 1,6 km from Villa Rosa. The other beautiful old quarter of Berat and the only one on the other side of the River Osumi. You’ll find it beautiful sitting down at the Bar Restaurant Ajka for a meal or drink and admiring the view of Mangalem and the Kalaja/Castle. The is a new pedestrian bridge to Gorica, but have a look also to the old beautiful Gorica Bridge.