Vižinada

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History

According to records, today’s Vižinada is about a thousand years old. The real rise was experienced after residents of former Ružar settled here. Ružar was already inhabited in prehistoric times. Life in Ružar continued to flourish even during Roman times because the important Roman transportation route Via Flavia was passing by. It is assumed that the place was inhabited until the beginning of the 15th century when its inhabitants moved to today’s Vižinada.

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The beauty of Vižinada is best shown by the fact that it has often served as a scene for world-famous films. For example, here one of the best Hollywood war movies of the 70s was shot: “Kelly’s Heroes” directed by Bryan G. Hutton, and with an unforgettable cast – Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles and especially the then young Donald Sutherland.

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