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The importance of Diocletian's Palace far transcends local significance, both because of its level of preservation and for the buildings of later historical periods that were constructed within its walls, which today forms the very heart of old Split. Split's growth became particularly rapid in the 7th century, when the inhabitants of the destroyed Greek and Roman metropolis Salonae (present-day Solin) took refuge within its walls.
The lovely ruins of Solin outside the city can still be explored today. In the Middle Ages, Split was an autonomous commune. Many of Split's historical and cultural buildings can be found within the walls of Diocletian's Palace. In addition, numerous museums, the National Theatre, old churches and other archeological sites in the Split region make it an important cultural attraction. Split is a busy port, with regular ferry services to the nearby islands, the north and south Adriatic, Italy and Greece. The merchant and passenger ships of the Split shipyards may be encountered in almost all of the seas of the world. In addition, the city has large chemical works, metallurgy plants, and workshops for the production of solar cells. The fertile fields around Split represent a good base for agriculture, while cultural monuments, superb landscapes and unparalleled seascapes make it a tourist wonderland. Split is also a university seat and host to numerous scientific institutions.
Diocletian's Palace was strategically constructed on the Adriatic coastline, only four miles from Salona which was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. White limestone was transported to the coast from the rich quarries on the island of Brac. This limestone is recognised as the finest quality in the world and it was used to build the many outstanding structures located in the Palace. One of these structures is the monumental Peristyle, which is among the most magnificent and unique historical courtyards in the world. The two small charming boutique hotels selected in our programme are located in the heart of the old town, offering the perfect choice for either a short or long stay in this beautiful town. There are plenty of day trip options available for stays in Split, as the area is rich in history and natural beauty. Krka National Reserve Park, Sibenik old town centre, Makarska and the islands of Hvar & Korcula are some of the many places amongst these trips.
Just to say that we had a fabulous time in Conversano - thank you so much for arranging such a great holiday We loved everything about Puglia and definitely want to go back soon so will be in touch to enlist your help. Thank you again and we will be in touch again.
Sian and Simon
Just to let you know that we love the hotel we are in and we are enjoying everything you recommended . Thank you so much for sending the book on the area and the very good map .... You are amazing travel agents with your attention to detail !
Dear all, Just a note to say thanks you for yet another well organised holiday, and a big thank you to Zekiye for the bottles of Red wine & fruit in our rooms, a very pleasant surprise (and lovely to finally meet her). I will be in touch re next year’s holiday soon.
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