The ‘New’ Old Town of Bale, Croatia

Entrepreneurs want to live in places that have inspirational settings, a clean environment, good infrastructure and a vibrant support community. On Croatia’s Istrian peninsula, olive groves and vineyards encircle the old town of Bale, offering a picturesque setting for innovators. The city’s 500-year-old Soardo-Bembo Palace has recently been renovated, helping to create a center of gravity that attracts jazzy cafes, artists, and artisans to Bale’s historical core.

Passion for Preservation

A feeding of wild deer shows the depth of Germany’s passion for environmental preservation.

Twilight in Venice

Venice is being threatened by rising sea levels, pollution, and excessive tourism. It will take a lightning bolt of engineering and commercial ingenuity to save it.

The Exotic Entrepreneur

A trip to East Asia reveals an agricultural disequilibrium. For some entrepreneurs, that spells money.

Walls of Green

The discovery of a Latin inscription on a seawall in Korčula, Croatia offers a charming end to a day exploring the island’s dense forests and historical treasures.