2. Shkodra Historical Museum
This museum is in a sensational location, on a steep hill overlooking the city. The building is a former Venetian merchant’s house, even including authentic stone fortifications. So the Historical Museum has the dual appeal of housing culturally-important artefacts and being historical in its own right. The exhibits are compact and provide detail about ancient activity in the region, the Byzantine era, Ottoman times, right up to the oppressive regime under Enver Hoxha. In the garden seek out the original Venetian stone well and the remnants of a Roman tomb.