41 Georgian Italy Or When The Fog Is Clearing Away

Georgian Italy Or When The Fog Is Clearing Away

Do you know what Signagi is? Imagine a huge mountain in the center of a giant valley. A fortress located on top of the mountain faces one of the most beautiful valleys in the world and main Caucasus ridge with a top all covered with snow. This mountainous town inside it with small and curved streets reminds of Jerusalem.

Signagi is situated in the eastern part of Kakhetia, Georgia.

Georgian authorities pay special attention to revival of Signagi town. This place famous with its natural beauty, traditional architecture and synthesis of local cultures has always been considered as the pearl of the country.

Their aim is to develop tourism in a country that has beautiful nature, rich culture, interesting history but is deprived of natural resources.

There is a couple of factories in Georgia but they became useless after the fall of the USSR the economy of which relied upon the principle of one huge workshop with its important parts disseminated along the country. Now the parts are located on the territory of independent countries.

Old buildings are reconstructed here, modern hotels and restaurants are built.

The place will soon resemble Italy and attract a lot of tourists.


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41 Responses to “Georgian Italy Or When The Fog Is Clearing Away”

  1. Let says:

    name is turkish (sığnak) which means shelter. houses look very ottoman/turkish

  2. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. Beautiful country. Old churches were landmarks that designated this as christian land. The silk road passed through the country, which accounts for interesting architecture.

  3. Galitsin says:

    I’m affraid that Caucasus is a dangerous place…

  4. Max says:

    Beautiful, yes but notice that the tie-eating “president” and US-puppet Saakhaswahiiiili are about to make English the nr.1 language in a country that already for 10 years are heavily americanized. So i guess next thing is to let McDonalds occupy every one of these castles…

  5. SMERSH says:

    Beautiful country. I hear the Georgians make excellent wine?

  6. George Bush says:

    nothing special

  7. testicules says:

    This place is stunning. No wonder Putin wants to invade and take it back. I better visit before he does.

  8. Musa says:

    The ornate balconies over the little village street is a nice touch. Bring the wine, lets get the party started, life is too short you know.

  9. Archy Bunka says:

    How did it come to pass that mighty Russia, and Russians are so threatened by so small a country? They have no missiles aimed at you and the Moscow police department probably has more men in it than the entire Georgian army does? You deny their good wine, even though you use to drink it by the keg. Everything the Georgian government is now, and the fact that Saakashvili is in power, is because of YOU, and you have no one else to blame. The Georgians aren’t the only ones who resent your blatant imperialism and inferiority complex.

    • ayaa says:

      I could say the exact same thing about Iraq, and Afghanistan.
      P.S. I never drank Georgian wine :P

    • No Mame says:

      Yeah, Cuba with their elderly, bankrupt leadership and impoverished people, is an enormously dangerous threat to the mighty USA, and that’s why their trade continues to be blocked by the US Navy… And Cubans are not programmed to blow up your infidel family, as the “free” allies like the Saudis, Kuwaitis and Paks wish. Now please, tell more me about Russian Post-Soviet Imperialism (?). .

  10. CZenda says:

    Nice, but Georgia would have to spend enormous money on advertising to attract foreign tourists.

  11. Archy Bunka says:

    I have never denied American imperialism, why do you deny Russian?

  12. Chac Mool says:

    Beautiful country and very nice pics.

  13. clive crotty says:

    Unfortunately, Signagi – like other Georgian “tourist attractions”, was demolished and rebuilt out of steel & concrete. There is hardly an original building remaining in the town centre.There is no atmosphere,or sense of history – all is pastiche. This work was carried out by Saakashvilli’s administration, the idea being to attract (American) tourists to a new, clean, antiseptic Georgia.
    Signagi is, however, in a stunning location, and on a clear day the view of the Caucasus towards
    Dagestan is breathtaking.

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