4th International Historic Cities Congress

promotion and development of new products in historic cities

Dear congress participants,

On behalf of the Tourist board of the city of Solin, the hotel President Solin and the city of Solin, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the „6th. International Historic Cities Congress“.

6th International Historic Cities Congress is first project with that concept, organized in Croatia, under the motto „Meet, share& build“ , which aims to motivate ideas exchange („Meet“ concept) between leaders in tourism industry of historic cities, tourist boards, archaeologists and travel agent representatives.

The share of experiences („Share“ concept) is another objective as well as development of the new tourism products and arrangements by joint engagement of the tourism industry leaders in the destinations („Build“ concept). In regards to the archaeological park Salona and its status in ancient history, we believe to be the perfect host of this event and we trust you will enjoy the programme we have prepared.

Project is supported and sponsored by: Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Tourist board of the Split-Dalmatia County,  Split-Dalmatian County, Croatian national chamber association, Croatian association of historic cities, Wüstenrot building society, Perfecta travel agency, Cemex, Lavanda tourist group, Public cultural institution Zvonimir, City of Split tourist board, City of Split museum,  Archaeological Museum Split, Klis tourist board and Klis municipality. We would like to take the opportunity and thank them all for their assistance, support and recognition of this project.

The topic of congress is preservation and intepretation of historic attractions and localities in historic cities throughout Croatia through benchmarking with cities from abroad. Historic periods covered throughout this congress range from prehistoric times to roman times and middle ages.

Our aim is to present cities both from Croatia and abroad from these historic periods, with the emphasis on destination management, in terms of the creative and interpretative presentation of historic sites. The congress gathers professional lecturers from tourism and archaeological profession including Russia (Moscow tourist board), Cyprus (Conservation department), Slovakia (Municipal Monument Preservation Institute, Bratislava), Belgium (city of Brugge),  Museum of Poreč, Archaeological Collection Burnum, Museum of ancient glass Zadar, Muncipality of Ston, Museum of Ilok, Faculty of Philosophy Split, Split-dalmatian county and Istria development agency.


1Registration 17:00
2Dinner 20:00-
1Welcome breakfast 09:00
2Free time 10:00
3Lunch break 12:00
4Included excursion Solin and Klis (archaeological site Salona and Klis fortress) 13:30
5Free time 17:00
6Dinner / Cocktail party 19:00
1Registration 08:00
2Welcome speech 08:45
3Topic: Bratislava Gate an important cultural and geographical site on the crossroads of the Danube and Amber Routes.Margareta Musilova 09:00
4Topic: Interpretation of the historical sights of the city of Moscow09:20
5Topic: New tourism policies in UNESCO cityDieter Dewulf 09:40
6Topic: 200 years of Archeological museum in Split10:00
7Coffee break 10:15
8Topic: Salona – ability to present archaeological sites and findings10:35
9Lunch break 11:15
10Included excursion Split (City museum, Diocletian palace) 13:15
11Free time 16:00
12Expert lectures 17:00
13Dinner 20:00
1Topic: BURNUM – from fort to townJoško Zaninović 08:45
2Topic: Cultural heritage of StonValentina Vitković 09:00
3Topic: A New Picture of the Cultural Heritage of the City of IlokMaja Barić 09:15
4Questions and answers 09:30
5Coffee break 09:45
6Topic: Destination storytelling – Dalmatia storytelling destinationRenata Tešija 10:10
7Topic: Istra Inspirit – Reviving cultural heritage through authentic experiences Jelena Latin 10:25
8Questions and answers 10:40
9Coffee break 10:50
10Topic: STORYTELLING IN THE FUNCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE INTERPRETATION Moderator: gdin.Željko Trezner, struč.spec.oec., director, Centre for responsible tourism, KarlovacMargareta Musilova , Vedran Matošić , Ksenija Keča , Dr. sc. Romana Lekić , Goranka Horjan 11:20
11Lunch break 13:00
12Free time 14:00
13Award ceremony and gala dinner 19:00