What to see in Bol, Supetar and Sutivan, main locations on the island of Brac in Croatia in the Dalmatia region, itinerary including the eighteenth-century Milna and Neresi, an agricultural village.
Belonging to Croatia, the island of Brac is the largest in Dalmatia, third in size among the Adriatic islands.
The southern part of the island is characterized by limestone reliefs, while the northern part has a gentler aspect, with lovely sandy beaches.
Populated since the Neolithic period, it is part of the Curzolane group and its main centers are Supetar (San Pietro), Sutivan (San Giovanni), Milna (Milona) and Bol, a popular tourist destination where the famous beach of the Golden Horn is located.
Descending along the slopes of Vidova Gora, you reach the main town on the southern coast of the island, or the town of Bol, near which is Zlatni rat, a magnificent strip of sand that juts out into the sea for over 300 meters, the whose profile changes according to the sea currents.
In Bol there are the Church of Sv Ivan, built in the eleventh century and rebuilt in the Baroque period, and the Dominican Monastery, including the church which houses a "Madonna with Child and Saints" inside, a valuable work created by students of Tintoretto.
Supetar, located north of the island and overlooking the bay of the same name, is the place where ferries from Split land.
The town is inserted in a very beautiful natural environment, characterized by beaches and bays surrounded by pine woods.
From an artistic point of view, the main monument of Supetar is the Church of the Annunciation of Mary, built in 1733 on the foundations of the early Christian basilica dedicated to St. Peter.
To the west of Supetar is Sutivan, with its beaches and the church of San Ivan, built at the end of the sixteenth century near the ruins of an early Christian chapel.
After about 10 Km, overlooking a very deep bay sheltered from the winds, stands Milna, whose inhabited area dates back to the eighteenth century.Recommended readings
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The church of Velika Gospa, built in 1783, houses a magnificent altarpiece inside, the work of Sebastiano Ricci depicting the Annunciation.
Proceeding towards the hinterland, before arriving in Bol, there is Neresi, an agricultural village which until the nineteenth century represented the largest inhabited center of the island.
The main square is in Venetian style, while the thirteenth century parish church was remodeled in the Baroque era.