Sailing The Dubrovnik Way


Dubrovnik ships sailed all “then know” seas around the world.In the English ports they made such a deep impression on their spectators that a new English word was coined – argosy (a distorted version of the Italian name for Dubrovnik, Ragusa) which later came to be used as an expression for a huge sailing-ship or general expression for large merchant ships. Argosy is even mentioned by Shakespeare in his play Merchant of Venice.

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Dance on Stradun

Luckily I ran into a lovely song about main street in old town of Dubrovnik – Stradun. The author of the song is Luko Paljetak, a famous poet from Dubrovnik.

That’s not a mere street but a paternoster

of everyday life, our anteroom, a hall

of Versailles, a place where you can walk and ball,

according to the tune and to yourself, impostor.

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Cvijeta Zuzorić

Cvijeta Zuzorić (Flora Zuzori, Floria Zuzzeri)  was born in Dubrovnik in 1552, and died in Ancona in 1648. As a little girl she went with her father to Ancona where she acquired higher education and where she socialize with many artists.

Sadly, about her life we lack reliable data, but the story we get in the heritage is anything but poor or spare. Continue reading “Cvijeta Zuzorić”