Information center Trogir
If you want to experiance the color green, tour the botanical garden of Garagnin Fanfogna and relish in the horticultural harmony of nature’s Green treasures. In a small landscape you will encounter varieties of trees, shrubs and plants from all corners of the world.
At one time it had 359 varieties, justifying its reference to as ‘‘a ship in a bottle’’
At the begining of the 19th. ct. when its owners emigrated to Italy and following WWII, it went trough a period of neglect, but in 2013, after a major cleaning it opened its gates to the public once again.
The garden is in it full blossom during spring when the ground is bright green, changing shades as it climbs to the top of the tallest dark green tree.
ARE YOU GREEN?
Čiovo’s bike and hiking routs are apx. 70km long. On a clear day, while riding or hiking, one can view the open sea and visually connect with the islands of Šolta, Brač and even Vis. There will be no shortage of olive trees or vineyards since Čiovo’s major source of income in the Greek era was in the production of olive oil and wine.
An early summer morning, the sky is clear, the air is fresh and you are 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 Brač in the background. Maybe today your color is truely green!
Our lady of Prizidnice is the ‘‘keeper of our sea and sailors’’. In the 16th ct., priests from Poljica chose a desolate point on the steep cliffs on the island of Čiovo and built a shrine dedicated to the Immaculate Conseption. Above the entrance carved in the wall are two stone tablets bearing witness to its history. Juraj Stoidražić, a hermit priest, arrived in 1546 and built this temple becoming a safe haven for hermit priests who dedicated their lives to prayer and penance. The inside is decorated with a painting of Our Lady of Grace holding Jesus (14th ct.) originating from the famous art school on the Island of Crete.
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 a pilgrimage is held in the church where locals come to hear the mass. From here you can see the islands Brač and Šolta. It provides the best location for gazing at the sun while it is rising or setting.
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 Mujo (Jure) is a must see! You get a chance to stand on grounds with documented life 45000 years old, what a rush!