SPLIT, CROATIA

We arrived early in the morning to Split in Croatia via Car Ferry from Ancona in Italy.

Split’s historical heart is a place that can get you lost. Walk along the beautiful marble and cobblestone street and you will find yourself amongst small boutiques and traditional restaurants.

Croatia’s City Split is not one that most would recommend, but this City offers more to the eye than most will realise.

The heart of the Old Town is Peristil, with the main square area featured remnants of the Diocletian’s Palace. In the fourth century the Roman Emperor built the Palace as a retirement home with fortified walls gazing out into the Dalmation Coast full of Islands that streak right across the Adriatic.

On foot is best we say. We spent sometime walking along the waterfront which has now been modernised with keeping in mind the stone and historic features. Head through to the  elegant and stunning Cathedral of Saint Domnius (for a small fee).

We were told that part of this dates back as far as the seventh century, which gives it the claim to be the oldest working Catholic Cathedral in the world.

Something we did unfortunately miss out on was the almost 60 metre Romanesque Bell Tower which offers a apparent stunning view of Split in all its glory. Maybe next time!

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