In Dubrovnik I was determined to stay in the Old Town, so we rented an apartment just off the main Stradun. It wasn’t hard to live like locals: drying washing on the pull-line above the narrow street and ducking out to grab a bottle of Grk when supplies got low. Nights were spent eating whole fish; days exploring the city’s galleries.
Walking the old town walls was a must-do (hint: go in the morning before the masses arrive), but a real highlight was looking down from Mt Srd at sunset. It gave me a new appreciation of renaissance architecture, and showed just how amazing a town it is.