History of the Adriatic holiday centres
As I mentioned earlier, the Adriatic coast did have a major importance for us Germans in the past war times. It was the closest way to reach beaches and sun. It meant ice cream and pasta and pizza (before the demands became more ugly = Pommes und Schnitzel, which means french fries and cutlet), it meant some hot flirtation with the sunburnt Italian guys for some German girls – it meant dolce far niente.
Then came the time when the invasion was too much, when these ridiculous demands for ugly food was taking over (and sadly the Italians did serve that), when the beaches became polluted and full of algae until at a point in time this region was ill-reputed by us Germans, who never ever realised that it was our own impact that was leading this far.
Luckily, the region got back its own identity, threw off Pommes and Schnitzel from their menus and served local specialities instead. Villages were renovated, old history came back into place and teaches us now how important this region was before the invasion :-)
A real delight to travel there now!