Croatia 2: Split
After Zagreb, we headed to Split. Split is a much older city, and the oldest part of the city, the area known as Diocletian’s Palace, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace for his retirement, and he was I think the only Roman emperor ever to just say, “Hey, I’m done, someone else can be emperor now” and just step down and live out his days in peace. And then the area built up around it, and people still live there, and it’s a beautiful place. Split was controlled for a long time by the Venetians, which is why it looks so Italian.
We also went to a town called Supetar:
And then we went back to Split and climbed the bell tower (those steps do NOT seem solid enough).
And then on our third day, we took a side trip to Trogir, which is a beautiful little medieval tourist trap of a town (but a good tourist trap).
11:35 am • 10 October 2012