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Colorful Croatia: A Blend of Cultures, History, and Artistic Diversity
Located on the Adriatic Sea and thus positioned on the fault line between Western and Eastern Europe, Croatia offers over 2,000 years of history, beautiful country sites, beaches, and modern towns. Following a review of Croatia’s history, formerly part of Yugoslavia, we will take a chronological journey starting with Salona, the ancient Roman capital of Dalmatia, to the imperial Roman city of Split, then medieval Dubrovnik, and finally the modern capital of Zagreb. After visiting the island of Korcula, Croatia’s ancient harbor which Gerlinda visited recently, she will discuss how many countries are now introducing new destinations, such as Korcula, with the goals of adding new cultural dimensions and lightening the tourist crowds at traditional tourist sites. She will conclude the class with “lifestyles” in Croatia. Gerlinda Melchiori holds advanced degrees in history and business, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Michigan. She has served as an international consultant to universities around the world.