Wed, Feb 16|
The Adriatic Coast: A Tour Through Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina – JoAnn Pierson
Program Coordinator: Ginny Welles
Time & Location
Feb 16, 2022, 2:00 PM
About the Event
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The Adriatic Coast: A Tour Through Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Before the wars of the 1990s, Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina were Republics of Yugoslavia. Today they are independent sovereign nations, and each offers a wide array of very different sights and experiences. JoAnn Pierson will take us on a journey that begins in Slovenia, where there is an exciting mix of Slavic, German, and Italian worlds. The first stop will be Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, a charming pedestrian friendly city, then through the spectacular Julian Alps on the way to Lake Bled, with its panoramic alpine views. The next adventure brings us to Croatia, with 3,600 miles of coastline and more than 1,000 islands. The Istrian Peninsula has charming hill towns, wineries, Roman ruins, Venetian architecture in Pula, and the lovely seaside town of Rovinj. From Istria, we will visit one of Europe’s greatest natural wonders, Plitvice Lakes National Park. Then we head to the Dalmatian Coast and the historic city of Split, the islands of Korcula and Hvar, and the 800-year-old city walls of Dubrovnik. We end our journey in the formerly war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina, where we will visit the village of Blagaj and the town of Mostar that is a blend of Slavic, Ottoman, and Mediterranean cultural traditions.