Imago Dalmatiae. Itinerari di viaggio dal Medioevo al Novecento


“There is not, as the guide-books have it, much that need detain the traveller, but that is mainly because there is so much to come, and also because Kotor suffered so much and has had so much of her beauty and interest destroyed. […]. There is a good deal to be noted in her past history. Public education was provided by the Senate of Kotor as early as the thirteenth century. This is an important point for the students of Slavonic history, for Kotor is the one Slavonic town whose history connects it most closely with the Slav people of the interior. Although so Slav, Kotor was elightened enough to get her professors from Italy and to take her early efforts at lawmaking from the inheritor of Roman law. In religion too she looked to Rome, for at Kotor, of all the towns on Boka, Catholicism is in the ascendant, while, outside her walls, the Orthodox are as three to one. There is now no need for the batteries and forts which, well in living memory, protected this Austrian territory of Boka from Montenegro, so high on the mountain above it (pp. 145-146). 

Before we leave the place it is well for the happy tourist to know that Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are days when the Montenegrins with stuff to sell, come to the market outside the city. […]. For the more serious person there are 20.000 volumes in the monastery of Saint Clara (p. 147)”.