Arbanasi lies just to the north of Kolovare. It's an old district where remnants of Neolithic settlements can still be found, as well as parts of the Roman aqueduct built to bring water to the city from Vransko lake 40km away, and a Roman necropolis in the grounds of the tobacco factory (still working). Arbanasi was once a settlement in its own right. It gained its name and its importance in the 18th century when migrants from Albania settled there after fleeing from the Turks. Today's Arbanasi has a gentle, village feel. The atmosphere is quite different from the rest of the city. It's worth a wander round to see how people live day by day away from the tourist hubbub.

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