Asmara, the Capital City of Eritrea, was converted from scattered villages to a modern city by the Italians by the turn of the last century. The art Deco’s of the 1920s is spectacular, and it attests the feat of engineering of the Italian colonial era. Thus there are more than 400 buildings to be recognized by UNESCO.
If you have one day in Asmara, the city tour can begin at: Cattedrale di Asmara, Asmara, Maekel Region Asmara, the capital of Eritrea is the largest city. Lying at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level, the town has a pleasant year-round climate at a range of 18-25 Celsius. Even during the summertime, Asmara has an enjoyable environment. The Italians created the modern city of Asmara between the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
Asmara’s elegant streets and the adjoining promenade are comfortable for day or night walking on a tour. The city now accommodates more than 400 art Deco buildings officially recognized by UNESCO. The city maintains its cleanliness, which is commended by many visitors. One of the attractive features of Asmara, in particular, and the country, in general, is that it is the safest place to enjoy. One would feel as if one is in Rome when touring Asmara. Many Italians use to call it “Asmara Bella” .meaning “Asmara the beautiful.”