One of the world´s little-known gems is the country of Georgia, a small country of just under 4 million people located in the Caucasus Mountains.
The country’s capital, Tbilisi, is a fascinating city with nearly 1600 years of history. The city’s situation between Europe and Asia made it a coveted territory for many empires. Tbilisi has been ruled by the Roman Empire, the Mongols, the Russian Empire, and the Soviet Union before Georgia finally achieved its independence.
All of these empires have left cultural imprints that can still be seen in the city of over a million residents today in its architecture, gastronomy, and its festivals and traditions.
The setting of the city, on the banks of the Mtkvari River and in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains provide a stunning natural backdrop for the bustling metropolis.