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Sighnaghi, also spelled Signagi or Signachi is the administrative center of the Sighnaghi district, that belongs to the region of Kakheti in the far eastern tip of Georgia, clamped between two stripes of Azerbaijan. It is 113 km east to Tbilisi, at a mean elevation of 790 m above sea level. It stands on a shelf overlooking the Alazani Valley. On the other side of the valley stand the gorgeous Dagestan mountains of the Greater Caucasus range but we did not see them, as the weather was foggy.

Sighnaghi has a little more than 2000 inhabitants. Georgia’s president has launched Sighnaghi as the top city of Georgia. Therefore, in the recent years, there have been a lot of restoration done and the city has lost some of its naturalness.

This is not going to be a very informative page on Sighnaghi itself as we have not really visited the town: as we had spent the whole day in Kakheti, going from one church to another monastery: the cathedral of Alaverdi, the academy of Ikalto, the fortified church of Gremi, Telavi and Irakli II palace and of course Dzveli Shuamta and Akhali Shuamta. Look at my off the beaten path tips for links to these locations.

  • Last visit to Sighnaghi: Apr 2011
  • Intro Written Nov 15, 2011
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    Dec 5, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Yes, it would be interesting if you could put your collection of almost 140 school warning signs on line somewhere. I keep hoping VT might change the format of their travelogues and personal albums, to make them more flexible for that sort of thing.

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