Use-It Map: Enjoy Split Like A Local

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Split is a small city on the crystal clear shoreline of the Adriatic Sea. Although we are a harbour city, we are free to swim anywhere as we please.

As soon as you arrive, take a moment to breathe deeply and let the felling of Fjaka (take-it-easy way of life) flow through you. Not to be confused with laziness, Fjaka is a common psycho-physical state of mind and body amongst local Dalmatians. Whilst in India they achieve fjaka with long term meditation and starvation, in Split its god-given.

Centred around the 1700 year old Roman Palace (Diocletian), the maze of cobblestone palace streets also makes for fun at night, trying to find your way home.

These are three examples of advice that can be found in Use-It Split, the first map issued for tourists who want to enjoy their destination like they were born and raised there. Thanks to young enthusiasts in youth organization Info Zona, supported by city authorities, Split became the first Croatian city to be featured in this network, very popular especially among young travellers. In this excellent guide downloadable as pdf on Use-It Split web site any traveller seeking beyond usual tourist paths can found anything needed to know about off-the path sightseeing, places to go for a dring or nice meal, shopping sites, clubs with local music, even such useful advice like where and when to go to the beach, what to do there to blend in, how to shop on the green and fish market, or where to fill in that water bottle you bought. Or, where to buy favourite pastries or candies, what is the best place for afterparty snack, why sunglasses are the most important of Split urban uniform, etc. Or, at least, how not to get lost in the Diocletian’s Palace labyrinth.

 

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