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May 18, 2007 - Exploring Istria:Groznjan, Oprtalj, and Hum

We went for a drive today to see a few of the old towns in northern Istria. Groznjan is an old walled town at the top of a hill that has a very long history. It was a neolithic hill fort, a Roman town, then part of the feudal possessions of a succession of families, part of the Venetian empire in the 1500s, and more....Its recent history is most interesting. After WWII, when this part of the world was part of communist Yugoslavia, the government booted out all the Italians and expropriated their houses. Groznjan was left empty - deserted...

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