|AREA||28,748 sq km|
|GDP||9,560 milion € (2013)|
|MEDIAN AGE||31 years|
Two decades after tens of thousands of Albanians migrated to Italy, the human flow has finally slowed down. Some Albanians have begun thriving in Italian society. Others, however, remain in the clutches of the powerful Albanian mafia. It’s still a tale of two worlds.
Francesca Lancini • Saturday, 29 June 2013 07:27
Vehicle: a motorcycle. Objective: to take an exceptional trip into an exotic picture postcard setting without spending a fortune. Solution: Albania. The result was an Easy Rider style adventure à la Don Quixote that ended up as a book titled Viaggio ai confini dell’Occidente (Travels to the Frontiers of the West), southward bound from Durazzo in search of the sea and history. Biker and writer: a journalist of “Gazzettino di Venezia”.
Maurizio Crema • Friday, 28 June 2013 16:55