n its earliest days, Primosten was known as ‘Capocesto’ ( or ‘naked head’), a small islet close to the mainland. In the beginning, there was only a small church on the hill, Church of St. George, with a graveyard around it. At first, the place was mostly used as a temporary sanctuary from Turkish invaders. But, as attacks grew more and more frequent, the local population finally decided to inhabit the island for good.

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