Submitted by edisabecolli on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:06
Dear friends, for many years the 27ᵀᴴ September is marked as the World Tourism Day and for this year it will be celebrated under the theme "Tourism and Community Development". With a particular focus on community, WTD 2014 states that tourism can be conducive to the advancement of sustainable development from the people or society at a local level.
NTA chose to conduct this activity in Gjinar, which is a mountainous village designated as one of the most beautiful tourist areas of Elbasan.
Located at the Shkumbini River, where it crosses the famous Egnatia Road, the city of Elbasani – ancient Scampini – is just 50 km away from Tirana. In ancient times, Scampini was a typical Roman fortification, but in the 4th century it received a new administrative status and, with its new name Hiscampis, it became one of the major cities of the new Epirus, home of the area’s only Roman legion.According to the historian Tit Livi, King Pyrrhus of Epirus was the first to teach others how to construct a camp, which is why the city’s fortification is in the form of a square.