Travel: A Tour Of Trogir In Southwestern Croatia

Massimo Nalli (May 25, 2023) – Trogir is historically known as Traù is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Dalmatia and the historic centre has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites for its Venetian architecture.

In 1123 Trogir was conquered and almost completely demolished by the Saracens. However, Trogir recovered in a short period to experience powerful economic prosperity in the 12th and the 13th centuries, with some autonomy under Venetian leadership. In 1420 the period of a long-term Venetian rule began and lasted nearly four centuries, when Traù (as the city was called by the Venetians) was a city with rich economy, as exemplified by numerous Renaissance works of art and architecture. On the fall of Venice in 1797,

Traù became a part of the Habsburg Empire, which ruled over the city until 1918, with the exception of Napoleon Bonaparte’s French rule from 1806 to 1814 (when the city was part of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy and Illyrian Provinces). After World War I, Trogir, together with most parts of Dalmatia, became a part of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs and subsequently the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Trogir has 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its culture was created under the influence of the ancient Greeks, and then the Romans, and Venetians.


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