Chioggia is widely considered to be the miniature version of Venice, as it is also built around canals and boats. Be sure to indulge in the seafood restaurants available at this port! The oldest documentation cites Chioggia as part of the Byzantium Empire in the 6th Century A.D.
A walk along the Strantoum street and a tour of the Old City will surely take you back in time, with its old narrow streets and historical buildings that have remained virtually intact since the 13th century. High walls surround the main attractions of the town, like the great monasteries of the Dominicans and Franciscans Monks and the amazing Sponza Palace.
The city of Koper, in southwestern Slovenia, lies on a valley and has evolved into a commercial and industrial centre.The modern urban development, which began after the Second World War, changed completely the image of Koper. Many buildings dating from 15th to 18th century have survived until today and give the city a magnificent appearence. Some of the most important are the Praetor's Palace, dating from the 15th century,a Gothic-Renaissance cathedral with rich baroque interior, the Carpaccio House, the Tocco Palace, which nowadays houses the Ethnographic Museum and archaeological collections.Also, the main gate of the fortification walls of the town, is preserved.
In the southeastern edge of Kotor Bay, is located the namesake city, with its medieval color intact, a World Heritage site, under the protection of UNESCO. The walls of the city, stretching for 4.5 kilometers, were gradually growing over the centuries and nowadays create points with stunning view. The natural beauty is inherent in the rich history and tradition, and a host of cultural events organized every year in the region, attract many tourists to the medieval natural harbor of Adriatic. The traces of Illyrians, of the Roman culture,of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era, are particularly strong and are reflected in the many attractions and monuments of different historical periods.
Opatija is a town in western Croatia, on the Adriatic coast. It is a popular summer and winter resort. Is surrounded by beautiful woods of bay laurel. The whole sea-coast to the north and south of Opatija is rocky and picturesque, and contains several smaller winter resorts. Opatija is known for the Maiden with the seagull, a statue by Zvonko Car, the old 14th-century Benedictine abbey and the town park Angiolina which contains many species of plants from all over the world.
Sibenik is a historic town in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Sibenik is a political, educational, transport, industrial and tourist center of Sibenik-Knin county. The central church in Šibenik, the Cathedral of St. James, is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Split is a Mediterranean city of exceptional beauty, surrounded by lush pine forests and stands of wildflowers, dating 1700 years ago. Wander through the old cobbled streets and discover the imposing Palace of Diocletian in the heart of the city or catch a ferry to visit the picturesque Ivari island, famous for its fine wines Ntalmatia.
Venice is a magnificent city and the best way to see it is through canals with a romantic gondola ride, starting from the Grand Canal. Then visit the Doge's Palace, cross the Bridge of Sighs and enjoy a coffee in San Marco Square with its imposing buildings and the Cathedral, aged 900 years ago. Do not forget to visit an exhibition of glassware where you can see artisans at work and buy authentic Venetian glass items.
Zadar is a coastal town and seaport of Croatia, located north of Split. The city has been inhabited since the 7th century BC. The old town is built on a peninsula, surrounded by a wall and is completely built up, with the typical architecture of medieval cities. The modern Zadar is a tourist city and major sights are the octagonal church of Agios Donatos (9th century) with its impressive bell tower, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia (9th-12th century) and the Roman market near Zeleni square.