Tito's Cadilac - Brijuni
From the holiday coast of north-west Croatia, it is a 20-minute ferry ride to Brijuni, an archipelago of 14 islands that for the last 30 years of Josip Broz Tito's extraordinary life became his private playground.
Tito would spend up to six months of the year on the islands, gardening, fishing and enjoying a lifestyle of luxury unimaginable to most of his people, if they had ever known about it.
Many beautiful women came to Brijuni on private visits unrecorded by the official photographer. He had a circle of famous and glamorous friends, among them Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida. Tito would collect them from the boat in his 1950s Cadillac, a gift from President Dwight Eisenhower, and drive them to one of four sprawling villas tucked away in the woods.
It is a rarity dark green 1951 Cadillac Eldorado, which, due to its great museum value estimated at more than a hundred thousand euros. Cadillac has been renovated and is now owned by National Park's of Islands Brijuni.
Unlike other wealthy fleet which served Tito, this Cadillac is considered as his own personal car.
Probably the greatest promoter in the history of the Cadillac was the legendary Elvis Presley, who made his first pink-and-white copy bought 1955.
On Brijuni islands you can get a ride in Tito's Cadillac which will ne driven by the official driver, but this pleasure is not to cheap one hour ride will cost around 700 EUR, if you find it too expensive, you can just take a photo by the car, the picture cost about 10 EUR. Often you can hear that this car value is priceless.
Contact Information :
Nacionalni Park Brijuni
Brionska 10, 52212 Fažana
+385 (0) 52 525 888
Region : Istra
Istria is Croatia's largest (and the Adriatic) peninsulaIt is located on the sjeverome part of the Adriatic Sea on the territory of Slovenia, Croatia and ItalyGeographic boundaries Istre line goes from the Bay MUGGIA to the bay Preluka (by examplePart of Istria OpatijaThe western coast of Istria is shallow water, and more divorced, while the steep eastern and less populatedIstria is usually divided into three parts: the Red Istria (west coast), where the predominant red-brown earth (crljenica) Gray Istria (central Istria), the gray glinenastog soilWhite Istria (Učka slopes and the eastern part of the peninsula) because of the rocky soilThe eastern coast of Istria (the so-calledLiburnija or cities Brsec, Lovran, Opatija, Volosko, bake, Kastav) and the western part of the Kvarner Bay of the 1993 administrative year is separate from the rest of Istria in the Republic of Croatia, so that today Istria is divided between two counties: Istria and Primorsko-GoranskaA large part of Istria covers Istria CountyImportant cities and municipalities of Istria include Pula, Pazin, Porec, Rovinj, Opatija, Umag, Novigrad, Labin, Buzet, Motovun, Koper and Piran
Location : Fažana
Fažana has a long fishing tradition, is proud of the atmosphere where every guest becomes a neighbor and friend! Place Fažana is located near Pula. Fažana is the starting port for the Brijuni Islands - The National Park with the attributes of paradise. Fažana, with its beautiful natural beaches, pine forests, seaside promenades, restaurants, is a perfect place for a family vacation.
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