Sentimental Journey – Korčula

Across the 2km-wide channel from the Pelješac peninsula is the island of Korčula.  It’s possible to get to the island by ferry from different places. I took a ferry from Orebić.

The nicest way to enter the Old Town is through the 14th century Land Gate placed at the top of a 19th century staircase. The culture and architecture of the town was influenced by the Venetians who stayed on the island from the 10th to the 19th centuries. Although I didn’t have too much time to explore the island properly, actually I had just a few hours, I managed to walk around the Old Town and visit three very good museums. The Bishop’s Treasury has a quite small but really charming art collection and the Town Museum includes a re-creation of the 19th century merchant house.  I think that the 19th century typewriter was quite amazing and it was really interesting to see how much the technology has developed through the years. Last but not least, the Icon Gallery. The gallery occupies the rooms of Korčula’s All Saint’s Brotherhood and contains a collection of Byzantine icons dating from the 13th to 15th century.


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