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.
Massimo Nalli (May 18, 2023) – Šibenik, historically known as Sebenico, is a historic city in Croatia and is also the third-largest city in the Dalmatian region. Unlike other cities along the Adriatic coast, which were established by Greeks, Illyrians and Romans,
Šibenik was founded by Croats.Between the 11th and 12th centuries, Šibenik was tossed back and forth among Venice, Byzantium, and Hungary. The city, like the rest of Dalmatia, initially resisted the Venetian Republic, but it was taken over after a three-year war in 1412. The fall of the Republic of Venice in 1797 brought Sebenico under the authority of the Habsburg monarchy. The Italian name Sebenico only was used until around 1871. After the WW1 Šibenik was occupied by the Kingdom of Italy until 12 June 1921. As a result of the Treaty of Rapallo, the Italians gave up their claim to the city and it became a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
During World War II, Šibenik was annexed by Italy and was part of the Italian Governorate of Dalmatia from 1941 to 1943 being part of the province of Zara. Communist partisans liberated Šibenik on 3 November 1944. After World War II it became a part of the SFR Yugoslavia until Croatia declared independence in 1991. The central church in Šibenik, the Šibenik Cathedral of St James, is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. In the city of Šibenik there are four fortresses, each of which has views of the city, sea and nearby islands. The fortresses are now tourist sightseeing destinations.
Massimo Nalli (April 29, 2023) – Primošten is situated in southern Croatia, between the cities of Šibenik and Trogir. It is built on a hill and is dominated by the parish church of St. George which was built in 1485 and restored in 1760 close to the local graveyard from which a unique view spreads to the sea and the surroundings.
Massimo Nalli (April 24, 2023) – The Krka Waterfalls are an impressive natural wonder protected as part of Krka National Park in Croatia. The Krka River runs through a series of seven naturally formed waterfalls, cascading over limestone and dolomite rocks.
The most famous of the Krka waterfalls is Skradinski Buk, with a height of 145 feet and width of almost 2,600 feet, making it one of the largest cascades in Europe. It has within 17 small waterfalls.
February 12, 2023:Emma Nelson, Lynne O’Donnell and Dipo Faloyin on the weekend’s biggest talking points. We also get the latest from our editorial director, Tyler Brûlé, in Bangkok and speak to Guy De Launey, Monocle’s man in the Balkans.
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