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Island of Lastovo

The town of Lastovo is located on the top of the hill on the northern edge of the Lastovo Island. This is the largest settlement on the island with about 500 inhabitants. Above Lastovo village there is the highest peak that houses meteorological station. From that peak one can see panorama of the eastern part of the Lastovo island , as well as the islets of Lastovci ( Lastovo Archipelago) and the neighbouring island of Korcula.Lastovo village in particularly is interesting, situated on the southern slopes of a hill, with a series of old Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque homes with their picturesque and unique chimneys.

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The parish church of St. Kuzma and Damjan from the 14th century was built by Dubrovnik and Korcula master craftsmen. The church has three naves from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The Baroque main alter is ornamented by paintings of the saints Kuzma and Damjan from the 17th century, the work of Venetian artist Giovanni Lanfranco. Here also are two stone ciborium from the 16th century, created after similar one located in Korcula Old Town's cathedral.
The church also contains valuable silver liturgical articles, and the Renaissance bronze bowl for blessing water is exceptional.There are many old churches on Lastovo: St Luke's from the 11th century in Ubli, and the most beautiful is St. Mary of the Fields, which was built by local masters in the 15th century in the Gothic-Renaissance style.Lastovo has it's own folk costume, traditions and dances as well as it's well known Lastovo Carnival. Local people in Lastovo are mainly employed in farming and vines and olives industry as well as fishing and tourism.
Lastovo's village harbour is located in a small, shallow bay of Sveti Mihovil , about 20 minutes walk from the Village. Sveti Mihajlo is built by Austro-Hungarian Empire as harbour that was needed in 18th and 19 th century for transportation of wood, olives and wine to Split and beyond.

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