Friday, 19 August 2022
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - The editor and big chief of The Dubrovnik Times. Born in the UK he has been living and working in Dubrovnik since 1998, yes he is one of the rare “old hands.” A unique insight into both British and Croatian life and culture, Mark is often known as just “Englez” or Englishman. He is a traveller, a current affairs freak and a huge AFC Wimbledon fan.


We all know what it’s like. We’ve all been there. You want to catch as many of the numerous sights and attractions in Dubrovnik and yet your time is limited. Time indeed is of an essence. So how can you combine the sightseeing and grabbing a filling and healthy meal. There is an answer in the heart of the ancient Old City of Dubrovnik, TuttoBene – pizzeria & fast food.

Food on the go, giving you more time to explore. And great food at very reasonable prices. With portions nigger than you can handle and all packed in an eco-friendly and easy to carry way. We’ve already covered the best spots to take the weight of your feet and enjoy a great takeaway from TuttoBene – pizzeria & fast food, and you can find that guide here.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the top five reasons why TuttoBene – pizzeria & fast food in the Old City of Dubrovnik is the “in” eatery.

Because it’s funky!


You might think that’s a strange reason, but it’s true. How often in your life have you ordered fast food inside a UNESCO World Heritage Site? It’s is funky. From the jazzy interior, to the excellent packaging and the menus. Even the staff seem funky, and will always greet you with a smile.

Fancy a slice?

pizza dubrovnik 2022

You have that craving for pizza! But you a) don’t have time to sit down and order one, and b) couldn’t manage a whole one. Why not grab a slice? The TuttoBene – pizzeria & fast food has an open area that you can select your pizza slice from, yes, you don’t even have to go inside. Now that’s what we call “pizza-to-go”

Bumper burgers


A slice of pizza just isn’t enough. You have a hole in your stomach that needs something much more sustainable. It’s burger time! Now, when we say burgers we really mean huge, juicy ones. And you get to choose your fillings, either fresh salad, cheese or some spicy sauce, your choice. And again all packed ion a super cool way that won’t leave you having to rub ketchup off your T-shirt.

Value with a capital V!


Yes, we know eating out inside the Old City of Dubrovnik isn’t cheap. But at TuttoBene – pizzeria & fast food you’re going to get value for money all the way. If you just fancy a portion of French Fries or maybe a healthy salad, or wrap, they are all reasonably priced and won’t leave you with holes in your pockets. Value with a capital!

You need a break from the summer heat!


The height of summer in Dubrovnik can be warm, to say the least. As the stone façades are warmed by the Adriatic sunshine you’re going to need a break from the summer heat. And inside the funky (did we say it was funky already) you’ll find solace in the air-conditioning, a real oasis from the sun.

Tuttobene Pizzeria & Fast Food

Od puča 7, Old City Dubrovnik
(street that runs parallel to Stradun)
T: +385 20 323 353

In Croatia, in the first seven months of this year, 28,925 new passenger vehicles were registered, which is almost nine percent less than in the same period last year, while in July alone, 5,390 were registered, or five percent less than in the same month last year.

From January to the end of July, the most newly registered vehicle was Volkswagen, 3,291 of them, so that VW has an 11.4 percent share in the total sales of new passenger vehicles.

In second place is Škoda, a member of the same group, with 2,684 vehicles sold and a market share of 9.3 percent, while the third-ranked Kia has a share of 9.1 percent, with 2,635 vehicles sold.

Dacia is in fourth place with 2,319 new vehicles sold and a share of eight percent, while Opel is fifth with 2,181 new cars sold and a share of 7.5 percent in total sales.

The best-selling model in July this year is once again the Škoda Octavia, of which 381 were sold. The Octavia, by the way, has been one of the most sought-after models on the Croatian market for years and is mostly at the top of sales.

In July, Croatian citizens also bought one Lamborghini, two Bentleys, three Teslas and 21 Porsches.

Interestingly, just over 20 percent of all new vehicles sold were hybrid, and 2.2 percent were fully electric.


In the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 111 new cases of Covid-19 infection were recorded in the last 96 hours.

These are 42 people from Dubrovnik, 26 from Metković, nine from Konavle, eight from Župa Dubrovnik, four from Ploče, three from Kula Norinska, Orebić and Ston, two from Korčula, Opuzen, Slivno and Zazablje, and one from Blato, Janjina, from Mljet, Pojezerje and Vela Luka.

Two people from Dubrovnik passed away; one female person (born in 1951) and one male person (born in 1960).

265 people recovered: 137 from Dubrovnik, 55 from Metković, 21 from Župa Dubrovnik, 19 from Konavle, 15 from Ploče, seven from Orebić, two from the Dubrovačko Primorje, Kula Norinska and Opuzen, and one from Blato, Pojezerje, Ston, Slivno and Vela Luka.

In the last 96 hours, 440 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 257,772 samples have been analysed.

12 people positive for the Covid-19 are currently hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital.


After Saturday, which saw the highest record daily temperatures in Rab and Zadar, Sunday saw record breaking temperatures in Dubrovnik.

It has certainly been a long, hot and very dry summer this year in the wider Dubrovnik region, and on Sunday came the peak as temperatures reached 38.6 °C. This represents the hottest day on record in Dubrovnik. 38.6 °C is the absolute highest air temperature measured in Dubrovnik at the station of the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service since 1961, when daily official measurements began according to the standards of the World Meteorological Organization.

The previous record was 38.4 °C in 2012, which rather oddly was also measured on August 7.


Shortly before midnight last night, firefighters received a report of a forest fire under Gornji Brgat towards Šumet.

Members of the Dubrovnik Fire Brigade were joined by members of the DVD Župa Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Intervention Unit (a total of 14 vehicles and 40 firefighters), the fire was localized and brought under control shortly after 1 a.m., and after that the rehabilitation of the edges of the fire was started.



The height of the summer is here and Croatia is baking in extreme temperatures. One Croatian coastal city saw record breaking temperatures yesterday, the highest temperature since records began, reports N1.

Looking at the highest measured temperatures, Zadar broke the record on Saturday, with temperatures measured at 38.7 degrees, which unofficially exceeded the maximum measured at that weather station since measurements began in 1961.

Temperatures are expected to be just as hot today, with Dubrovnik to see highs of around 34 degrees.

Are you willing to be humbled by some of the most hospitable people on the planet? Read this guide to learn about the famous Nubian village in Egypt.

The People

The Nubians are one of the oldest civilizations, and they live far upstream on the Nile in Upper Egypt. These welcoming people have lived on the western banks of the Nile near Aswan. A real and rich travel experience, visiting a vibrant Nubian village near Aswan will leave you with priceless memories and new lasting friends. It will make your Egypt Trip an amazing experience.

Check out a Nubian Village

The Nubian Village is a wonderful half-day excursion. Egypt is home to several vibrant Nubian villages. The village is accessible by boat from Aswan and is well-liked by residents and tourists from other countries. You can spend hours exploring the village on foot. It's encouraged that you include a visit to a Nubian village in your Egypt Trip!

Observing Egypt's Most Vibrant Village

The charming, artistic village is shown once the boat passes through a few corners. You are cordially invited to explore the Nubian village by the welcoming locals. From lovely mementos, and regional spices, to delicious food and lodging. Yes, if you have the time, we strongly advise staying the night here.

History of The Nubians

Ancient Nubians are home to one of the planet's oldest cultures. In fact, their history goes back millennia before that of the dynastic Egyptians! They are decedents of the Mesolithic Khartoum culture. This was a highly developed culture in antiquity that produced some of the world's oldest and most intricate ceramics. Historians also credit them with developing one of the first astronomy instruments ever made. This was found at the Nabta Playa megaliths, over 2,000 years older than Stonehenge!

Along with periods of war and warfare with the Ancient Egyptians, relationships of peaceful cultural and commerce relations coexisted over the thousands of years of history that followed. However, there is a strong interdependence between the two cultures and ethnic groups. The Nubian bowmen with dark skin eventually adopted Egyptian customs, wed Egyptian women, and even had their remains interred in Egyptian-style tombs. It goes without saying that the Nubian people were essential to the history of Ancient Egypt and that they long governed a thriving and esteemed society.

The Boat Journey

You'll need to take a brief boat ride to the vibrant settlements because they are mostly on the west side of the Nile River. This will typically take place on a small boat with an outboard motor or a contemporary speedboat, depending on the route you take.

Sightseeing: The Colorful Nubian Houses

You may need to follow a native tour guide to two lovely villages after crossing the Nile. Here, you can stroll the streets and marvel at the distinctive architecture and vibrant designs of the local homes and structures. Most of the structures are made of mudbrick, and they are always painted in vibrant colors with distinctive painting patterns. On several of the exterior walls are paintings of Horus and other gods.

The trend of a large number of passengers and aircraft continued at Split airport this weekend, and the second millionth passenger is expected at the end of the month.

Over 200 planes are expected to land at the airport this weekend and a total of 55,000 passengers will pass through the airport.

Mate Melvan from Split airport told Hina, “These numbers have been constantly circulating for three weekends in a row, so we can expect such numbers next weekend as well, given that we have good indicators. We can say that the season at the airport is going well. Our results are really excellent, we ended July with 641,626 passengers, and August is expected to be close to those numbers. At the end of August or September 1st, we will probably reach the second millionth passenger mark," said Melvan.


The Voice of Dubrovnik


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