Split Lookbook: If You Love Venice, Croatia’s Largest City Awaits Your Arrival

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Ready to sip on Spritz?

Croatia’s second-largest city, sits seductively along the Dalmatian Coast. Lying across Adriatic Sea’s eastern brim, it’s an impeccable transition between Zagreb’s urbanity and raging Hvar.

Travelers arrive to promenade along the harbor, seeking for hidden gems within Old Walls and the Diocletian’s Palace originally constructed for the Roman emperor. Split’s identity is just as multilayered as the stones that stacks its ancient fortress. It morphed from a Greek colony, a Roman province, a Byzantine city, Republic of Venice, Federal Yugoslavia then finally to a significant city in the Republic of Croatia.

Among its historical chapters, Venetian influences left the most hefty imprint. Even now, sipping on an icy Spritz at an outdoor cafe along the marina strip remains as an essential must-do. Afterwards, treat yourself to an exquisite meal at Restoran Bajamonti where politicians, socialites and foodies can be spotted. Its large terrace stretches across Trg Republike, or Republic Square modeled after Venice’s Piazza San Marco.

There’s no shortage of markets embellished by straw hats, beach garments, handwoven lace, fresh produce and flowers. For any hat lover, this is a danger zone. If you’re like me, buying just one will not seem like enough. But then again, when in Split. Why not?

Stay on Jetset Times for more do’s, eat’s, tips on Split.

Photos: Wendy Hung

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Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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