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“Perfectly preserved history”
Review of Old Town

Old Town
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a beautiful, perfectly preserved (and/or restored) medieval city. It is like being in a story book. Some people still live here and there is washing hung over the narrow streets. Walk around the walls. The views are amazing as well as the feeling that ancient feet trod these paths. Get a personal guide, it is well worth it. As tourism is their main industry, they do it well and it is one of the few places I have visited where I felt as if we were fairly treated and not regarded as fair game. Food was very nice (not cheap). A better class of souvenirs and lots of art work for sale from the local art college.

Thank Mez-of-Melbourne
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We loved walking around and exploring the streets, checking out the restaurants and cafes. There are more people when the cruise ships are in port and it can get frightfully crowded. I recommend a walking tour, it is a good way to learn about the history,

Thank DianeC91
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

The back lanes of the old town are fascinating as they are still very much residential. You can wander for hours. There are very good restaurants in the back lanes.
The jazz being played around the town is fantastic and you can just linger and listen for free.
Overall a lovely town.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

The streets look like they are marble paved. The breeze from the side alley ways keeps you cool on the hottest of days. Be sure to visit the Rector's Palace

Thank matilda50
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

There is a huge amount of history within the old town and there is a story to tell at every turn. The problem is that it's just so busy. There are cruise boats arriving everyday and the population of the town swells by thousands making it very congested and noisy. If you're on a guided tour as we were, it's hard to stand still in one place for more than 2 seconds without being caught up in a wave of people pushing forward. If you're doing a walk around the town on your own, get there early as it's much less congested. The other thing that disappointed me a little is the sheer volume of parasols that line the narrow streets. All the restaurants and bars have them and it obscures the view.
With all that said, it is still a pretty place with much to admire on one hand and the sense of sorrow and loss (from the war) on the other.

1  Thank rlk2013
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