I’m off for the northern hemisphere once again in two weeks’ time. Beautiful Croatia is our host country once more. We’ll stay at the same Hotel Croatia, built during Tito’s reign on the edge of the Adriatic at Cavtat. From the sea, it is reminiscent of a boat, not at all like some of the ugly Soviet buildings of the era.
The waters of the Adriatic here are advertised as “the Mediterranean like it used to be.” It’s a village-like atmosphere in the town, with cobbled streets winding upwards from the harbour. I intend riding a bicycle around the peninsula, stopping to view Roman ruins, taste local cuisine, visit museums and swim. and artwork by notable artists which would be worth your time to see. The Church of St Nicholas has Icons of the saint, an alabaster relief from the 15th century, works by Benedetto Genarri, and paintings by Sicilian painters.
You can catch ferries to one of the many peaceful islands, or visit the bustling walled city of Dubrovnik, a favourite haunt for tourists.