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If you go: Dubrovnik

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Globe Correspondent / August 20, 2006

How to get there

There are no direct flights to Dubrovnik from the United States . London and Manchester in Britain, Rome, and Zagreb are popular hubs . Ferries across the Adriatic Sea from Bari, Italy, leave several times per week.

Where to stay

Hotel Excelsior Frana Supila 12

011-385-20-353-353

www.hotel-excelsior.hr

On the water, just down the beach from Old Town, this smart hotel has always been a popular place for celebrity spotting. Doubles from $250.

Karmen Apartments Bandureva 1

011-385-20-323-433

This family-run ``hotel" boasts four apartments with fully equipped kitchens, satellite TV, and generous rates for its great Old Town location. Doubles from $85.

Pucic Palace Od Puca 1

011-385-20-326-222

www.thepucicpalace.com

Palatial and posh 19-room boutique hotel in a Renaissance-era building. Great location in Old Town. Doubles from $200.

Where to eat

Lokanda Peskarija Na Ponti

011-385-20-324-750

Dine outside in warm weather ; this Old Port seafood eatery serves up the best calamari in town.

Mea Culpa Za Rokom 3

This pizzeria, located on a quiet alley in Old Town, serves some of the best pie in town. In the warm weather , grab a table outside.

Sesame Dante Alighieria bb

011-385-20-412-910

Outside the city walls and across the street from the new Hilton, this local favorite serves fresh seafood and classic coastal Croatian cuisine.

Information

Croatian National Tourist Office

350 Fifth Ave., New York

800-829-4416

www.croatia.hr

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