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Dubrovnik

The main Croatian attraction


Between past and present
Dubrovnik: a dive into the past

Notable for its surrounding walls, Dubrovnik is the most southern city of Croatia. The island of Lokrum shelters it by the sirocco, while the Mount Srd acts as a barrier against the bora wind, that’s why its climate is so mild.
Thank also to its lakes of Plitvice, Dubrovnik is the main Croatian attraction: it’s a constant stop over for the cruise ships that plough the Mediterranean Sea.
Fifteen defensive towers, built during the XIV Century, stand along the entire perimeter. After the conquered of Constantinopolis  by Turks (in 1453), new hill forts and bastions were erected.
The land boasts a  luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation, many gardens and growings of lemons and oranges; above all that,  tropical and subtropical plants, imported by the sailors from far countries where they shored years and years ago.
The surrounding walls, 1940 mt long, are completely practicable by foot and in certain  points, they reach the height of 254 m.

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