They spent the rest of their days at their bedroom windows, longing for the sailor who’d left on a journey from which he would never return. As each sister died, the others would board up her window, until the last perished – leaving no one behind her to block in the glass. Three sisters in love with one sailor? Were men scarce in prčanj? These notoriously speedy sailors certainly didn’t hang around for long. At this time, the town was a strategic communication centre between Istanbul in the east and Venice in the west, so Prčanj’s men were often off , at sea while loved ones were left behind, wracked with anxiety for their safe return. Today, the Tre Sorelle Palace tells of the maritime prestige the area once enjoyed – and the perils of Early Modern sailing to the lives (and loves) of Europe’s young men and women.the sea is certainly a cruel mistress... and once i’ve met the sisters, are there any other equally uplifting sights to enjoy?Nothing quiteas cheerful as that.
Keep pottering along the waterfront, however, and you’ll come across an architectural jewel among the noble stone villas: the Baroque church The Birth of Our Lady. Designed by renowned eighteenth-century architect Bernardino Maccarucci, the exquisite building houses a surprising collection of paintings, including works by the Venetian masters Tiepolo and Piazzetta. Prčanj is every bit as rich in culture as it is in tales of woe, thankfully, and the perfect place to while away an afternoon. Beware, however, the charms of local sailors. And if you have chance look this famous theatre play.