Split is famous for its self-deprecating humour, best exemplified by the writings of Miljenko Smoje, a native of the inner-city district of Veli Varoš. Smoje’s books, written in Dalmatian dialect, document the lives of an imaginary group of local archetypes and brought the wit of the Splićani to a nationwide audience. An adaptation of his works, Naše malo misto (“Our Little Town”), and its follow up, Velo Misto (“Big Town”), were the most popular comedy programmes in Croatian – and probably Yugoslav – television history.

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Croatia’s 5 best honeymoon destinations

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