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CaptionThe Brijuni Islands had some Ancient Roman settlements but up to the late 19th century the islands were mainly used for their quarries which have been worked on for centuries. The islands belonged to Venice from the Middle Ages and stone from the islands was used to build the palaces and bridges of the city --- --- --- In 1945 after World War II the Brijuni became part of Yugoslavia and President Marshal Josip Broz Tito made the Brijuni Islands his personal State Summer Residence. Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik designed a pavilion for Tito. Almost 100 foreign heads of state visited Tito on his islands along with film stars including Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton Sophia Loren Carlo Ponti and Gina Lollobrigida. Tito died in 1980 and by 1983 the islands were declared a National Park of Yugoslavia. --- --- --- There are also several archeological sites worth seeing. There is the 13th century AD St. Mary's Church which was built by the Knights Templar. There are also two ancient Roman villa remains from the 2nd Century BC and remains of a Byzantine palace. The last remain is Hill-fort which indicates a Bronze Age settlement on the island dating back to 14th century BC. --- --- --- The Italian clothing company Brioni is named after the historical name for the islands.
HeadlineFamous for their scenic beauty the islands are a holiday resort and a Croatian National Park and separated from the west coast of the Istrian peninsula by the narrow Fažana Strait.
KeywordsBrijuni_Islands
Copyright Noticebrijuni.hr [HR EN DE IT RU FR] Official National Park site
URLhttp://www.brijuni.hr

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