by: Nike Labas
Fri, Feb 24, 2012
When returning home from your vacation, take a piece of Dubrovnik with you and discover the uniqueness of this city though its typical souvenirs.
The Pelješac peninsula is part of the Dubrovnik region, as well as the homeland of the most famous south Croatian wine – Plavac Mali, cultivated on the hills near the sea, in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. The Dubrovnik malvasia, a wine of the Dubrovnik noblemen, which is also called the “Nectar of the Gods,” is a renewed wine sort found in Konavli, where the vineyards yield several types of quality and high-quality wine, both red and white.
If you take recine (earrings) or puce (buttons) from Dubrovnik with you, you will definitely have a memory for life. The jewellery will enchant you with its timeless beauty, manufacture and design that fits all modern styles.
Did you know that the tie (kravata) is considered to be an original Croatian product? In certain shops situated in the old heart of Dubrovnik, you can find some top-quality ties of contemporary design with typical Croatian motifs and modern patterns. This is also a perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the creation and history of this decorative piece of clothing.
And if you want something to remind of the times you delighted in the gastronomical offer of the Dubrovnik region, take some south Croatian olive oil or delicious treats and drinks with you, such as kontonjata (quince cheese), arancini (fried rice balls) and dry figs or perhaps some home-made fruit and flower liqueurs, which are still prepared according to traditional recipes of the old Dubrovnik citizens.
Whatever you decide, you can’t go wrong and will surely take your own little piece of Dubrovnik home with you.