Tirana, the capital city of Albania, is a very exciting city to visit for those looking for something off the European beaten track. With a four hundred year history, Tirana has gone through many changes quickly evident to tourists visiting the city. Evident in Tirana is the Ottoman, Italian and communist past which come together defining the city and creating a unique atmosphere. Tirana is also a city still in transition. The buildings, which were once monotone, are being brightened up by painting over them with a variety of colours and interesting designs. The city is quite vibrant and visitors can have fun exploring it on a small budget. You can fly with Austrian Airlines and discover this fascinating city.