6th 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 association of historic cities, Wüstenrot savings bank, Perfecta travel agency, Cemex, Lavanda tourist group, Public cultural institution Zvonimir, Split tourist board, City of Split museum,  Archaeological Museum Split 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 Municipal Monument Preservation Institute from Bratislava (Slovakia),MoscowCity Tourism Committee (Russia), Centre for responsible tourism Karlovac,Archeological museum in Split, Faculty of Philosophy in Split, Archeological collection Burnum (National park Krka), Municipality of Ston, Ilok city museum, Istria development agency and Split dalmatia county.

Apart from lectures panel discussion will be held on Storytelling in function of interpreting cultural heritage and the participants will be representatives from public and private sector.We trust your stay will be full of interactions, new ideas and will meet your expectations to the fullest extent. We wish you a warm welcome in Solin, the cradle of ancient and Croatian history. Organizing committee.


1Topic: Challenges in touristic interpretation of cultural heritage, within COVID-19 pandemicŽeljko Trezner09:00
2Topic: Bratislava Gate an important cultural and geographical site on the crossroads of the Danube and Amber Routes.Margareta Musilova09:25
3Topic: BURNUM – from fort to townJoško Zaninović09:50
4Topic: Salona – ability to present archaeological sites and findingsIvan Matijević10:15
5Topic: 200 years of Archeological museum in SplitEma Višić-Ljubić10:40
6Expert and scientific lectures17:00
1Topic: Tourist valorization of cultural sights of the city of St. Petersburg08:45
2Topic: Cultural heritage of StonValentina Vitković09:00
3Topic: A New Picture of the Cultural Heritage of the City of IlokMaja Barić09:15
4Topic: Destination storytelling – Dalmatia storytelling destinationRenata Tešija09:45
5Topic: Istra Inspirit – Reviving cultural heritage through authentic experiencesMorena Milivoj10:05
6Topic: 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 Horjan11:20