13
Apr
Sighnaghi - The City of Love, It Has Everything Yet Ahead !
Sighnaghi is a small town in the east of Georgia situated on the mountainside in the historical region of Kakheti. It was founded in the 17-th century during the reign of King Heraclius II of Georgia, and as locals say, it is the only city in Georgia that has fully preserved the fortress walls that are crowned with watchtowers, where one can climb to get the magnificent view of the Alazani valley.

New pages in the history book of the small town have been written in the last decades with the beginning of the capital reconstruction. The aim is to transform Sighnaghi into the centre of tourism. By 2007 Sighnaghi has turned into an European town with narrow cobbled streets, small houses with bright red tiled roof in the style of South Italian classicism.

There are three medieval churches and all of them are under construction. But only 2km away from Sighnaghi, there is a famous Bodbe monastery, where the remains of the St. Nino are enshrined (4th century).

City of wine and love, as it is being called in recent years, is very much appealing to those who are tired of rush and hustle, and like everything lovely, cute and small. Walking through Sighnaghi, you might feel like in Italy – the architecture is pretty similar to small Italian towns. Romantic cobbled streets, carved balconies, 24/7 marriage registration.

Explore the wineries
Do not forget that Kakheti is a land of wine. Take a look at wine shops and cellars, tasting famous Georgian wines: Rkatsiteli, Tsinandali, Saperavi. Ask the owners about the way their wine is produced, they will gladly share with you this precious experience.

Sighnaghi is a convenient starting point for those who want to explore its surroundings. 50 km away from Sighnaghi the oldest Nekresi Monastery is located, with the most tasty water in Georgia, the Gremi fortress, two big cities of the Kakheti region Kvareli and Telavi, Lagodekhi protected areas and other sights that you can tour and return for an overnight back to Sighnaghi.
You will not regret if you choose Sighnaghi for sightseeing, photosession, staff party, romantic weekend or an escape from big city life.

Despite the above mentioned spots in Sighnaghi, it is to note that the modern Sighnaghi resembles a touristic project rather than a complete city. Maybe it’s not the time yet, and soon these nice streets will be crowded with people, and there will be life running in hotels, squares, shops. We believe it will happen soon.

To visit other regions of Kakheti see the next blog!⇒One of the most important place of Georgian Wine