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The botanical garden of Garagnin Fanfogna became a protected monument of botanical architecture in 1962 due to its beauty and composition of plants; it’s full of valuable, rare and exotic examples of herbs, plants and trees. It was once a private garden of an aristocratic family so it has quite a few cultural monuments as well.
The garden is in it full blossom during spring when the ground is bright green changing shades of the color to the top of the tallest dark green tree. The garden is the most treasured natural heritage in Trogir.
ARE YOU GREEN?
An early summer morning, the sky is clear, the air is fresh and you walking through fields of olive trees on the island Ciovo.... Maybe you just parked your bike to take a selfie with the islands of Solta and Vis in the background... Maybe your color is green?
The bike and hiking routs of island Ciovo are apx. 70km long and they range from the north-east to the south-east of the island. While hiking or riding you will have the chance to see the open sea towards the islands Solta and Vis, depending where you are even Brac and Hvar. Some of the oldest olive trees grow on the islands since Ciovo was used as an olive tree ground and a vineyard in the Greek era.
In the 16th century priests from Poljica came to this desert on the island Ciovo and built a temple (church) for the Mother Mary. It hold a unique and very valuable painting of the Mother Mary with Child which was painted on the island Crete. On the entrance is a sign in Latin (in translation) ''Priest Juraj Stoidrazic came to this desert and built a temple for the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary''.
The church today is uninhabited and is located on the south-east end of the island on a cliff above the sea. Only four times a year is there a pilgrimage held in the church where locals come to hear the mass. From here you can see the islands Hvar, Brac and Solta and the place is just about the best place to catch the sundown.
The cave is an archeological find in the hinterland of Trogir. Here they found remains from the Mousterian culture and animal remains that date back to the Paleolithic era. It is the first organized excavation and chronologically dated dig of the Mousterian era in Dalmatia - important for researching life and adaptation of Neanderthals in the Adriatic.
If you are not shy of a little hiking, the cave of Jure is a must see! You get a chance to stand on grounds with documented life 45000 years old, what a rush!