09.21.2012 - 09.21.2012
The drive along the Adriatic from Dubrovnik to Croatia was spectacular.
When we first entered Split, I thought it was just "an old, industrial communist city."
Then we were shown the Riva and the old walled city. I am surprised once again!
Originally built as a retirement home for Diocetian, the last pagan emperor of Rome, and then a major medieval Venetian-controlled city.
Many of the Roman walls remain and most of the medieval city was reconstructed from the materials. All are still in use as apartments, shops, churches, and tourist attractions.
I can't believe how ignorant I have been about this part of the world.
Oour guide describing the en suite in Roman home. Some of the aquaducts built then are still in use today. Before lead was used, so the water is completely safe.