The Roman Empire, so long gone, yet when walking in certain areas of the world, it feels as though not more than a blink of an eye has passed since its existence. The ransacked town of Salona and the immense Diocletian's Palace in Split, the most remarkable Roman ruins on the southern Dalmatian coast, are two such sites. Irrevocably connected through some amazing whirlwinds of history, Salona and Split shared a common story over centuries of Roman presence in the area. At the time when Salona thrived, Split was a one man’s palace. At the time when Salona failed, Split became a city. Today, visiting these two places with your guide transports you back to the time of gladiators and emperors, to the tremendous Empire in its heyday, immersing you in the past so palapable that you might wonder if time had actually passed.