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Forteca – the English tower Fort Wellington

Forteca - the English tower Fort Wellington

Forteca – the English tower Fort Wellington that was built during British occupation of Korcula in 1813 on the place of the Venetian fortification from 1616.  It is located on the hill above Korcula Old Town, about 20 minutes walk along the steps from Plokata – the town’s main square. …

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Bicentenary of British empire’s occupation of Korčula

Bicentenary of British empire's occupation of Korčula

Bicentenary of British empire’s occupation of Korčula ( by Vicko Marelic)  Two hundred years ago this week, the British navy occupied the island of Korčula during the Adriatic campaign against Napoleon’s revolutionary France. The Royal Navy’s knowledge of the region probably went no further than the setting of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. …

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