Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Koper is interesting city in the Slovenian coast. It has two official languages, which are Slovenian and Italian language. It was developed in the rocky island, which the Romans called it the Insula Capraria (goat's island). Koper had the powerful economical and cultural blossoming in the years from the 1279 to 1797, when it was under the government of the Venetian republic. Under Kingdom of Italy the city completely lost the island appearance. The town's architecture preserved the medieval appearance. Near the city developed the international cargo harbour Luka Koper. The old town centre has many cultural and historical remarkablenesses. Between them are Carpaccio square with Taverna, Saint Justine's column and fountain, fountain Da Ponte, the Muda Gate, Praetorian Palace, cathedral and defence tower, square Brolo with the park, Fontico with the heraldic decoration, Palace Tarsia, Palace Almerigogna, Palace De Belli, the Rotunda of the Assumption and other. The Muda Gate, former town's gate, were long centuries the only entrance to the city by land. They are in the renaissance style. The Praetorian Palace, town's house in the times of the Venetian Republic, is the most precious architecture memorial of the city Koper.