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The old town of Lovran

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The old town of Lovran is considered to be amazing and cozy place. According to ancient legend, the Roman patrician Marcus Agrippa built his summer residence here - Tusculum. It was in the first century BC and thus was born Lovran.

In the middle ages Lovran, located on the shores of the Adriatic sea, was an ordinary Mediterranean town with cobbled narrow streets. Three-storey house with small Windows, balconies and chimneys was the familiar face of the coastal towns. The Central part of the city was walled, which passed through the gate residents, located in three different parts of the wall. The gates were opened at dawn, and by nightfall they were closed, for fear of uninvited guests.

Decoration of the Old city are the frescoes created by masters in the Gothic era. The main square of Lovran is the ancient name of St. George, patron and protector of the city. One of the most famous sights of the Old town is the parish Church of St. George. Built in the 13th century, the Church gives the old town the elusive charm of the past times. Originally the nave of the Church was built in the XIII century and ispolnen in the Romanesque style, then in the XV century, it was reconstructed and acquired a Gothic character. The bell tower and the Church was divided, but in the seventeenth century they were United.

In the XIX century here was established the court of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. No wonder that part of town, where he built a Villa, known as "Little Venice" - they make a great song, sheltered in the shade of pine, cypress and Laurel trees from prying eyes.