The Town of Split in Dalmatia
Split is the capital of Dalmatia and the second largest city in Croatia. A short stroll along its wide promenade, Riva, brought me to the entrance of Diocletian’s Palace. Diocletian was a Roman Emperor who built the palace as a residence for himself in 295 AD. After Diocletian died the palace was used as a retreat by the Roman rulers until the end of the sixth century when it was abandoned. Today what remains of the palace has merged with the old town of Split.