Freitag, 22. August 2014

0393, 0394, 0395 Croatia - Island Korcula

Korcula is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia and 6th largest island in the Adriatic sea.
Marco Polo and Korcula: Marco Polo (1254 - 1324) was a medieval Venetian merchant, though he is more prominent as a world renowned writer and traveller.Together with his father Nicolas and his uncle Maffeo, Marco Polo was amongst the first Europeans to travel the famous Silk Road trade route, stretching from the Middle East to China.
Significantly, Polo is reputed to have been born in Korcula itself, although evidence to support this thesis is at best sketchy.
Notwithstanding, Korcula town still boasts Marko Polo’s alleged house of birth. Despite its rather featureless interior, the houses’ tower (loggia) allows for a panoramic vista of Korcula, stretching from east to west. The house is under the protection of the Korcula Town Hall and it was turned into a Museum of Marco Polo.

3 Kommentare:

  1. I like these! I spent one week in Korcula four years ago, and I have sweet memories... :)
    It's nice to see postcards from places we now a little.

    1. Yes!!! it is very nice place :) and very beautiful two weeks holiday :)