In the center of the Old Town, north of the Church of Sv. The house, which belonged to the Polo family and is believed to have been the birthplace of the famous merchant, world traveler and travel writer Marko Polo (September 15, 1254 – January 8, 1324). Polo wrote his work about traveling to faraway Asia during his time in a prison in Genoa in the Old French language, entitled “Il millions”, also known as “A Million Wonders of the World” or as Dalmatians jokingly say “A Million Lies”.
He wrote his fantastic travelogue, which is also referred to by today’s travel writers, with the help of Genoa’s compatriot Rustichelli, and in his work testifies to his role as an envoy of Kublai-khan who mediated negotiations with the then pope of Rome. is an important tourist destination for people from all over the world. The house was privately owned until 2004 when it purchased the City of Korcula for 500,000 euros, making this Korcula’s most valuable real estate the most visited tourist attraction.
The house is every bit a part of the history of the town of Korcula, which can delight its visitors with its historical architecture, clean sea, beaches and unusual island nature. Travels were filmed in various languages, numerous feature films, documentaries and TV series. Although he was not the first European to visit medieval China, he was the first to leave a detailed description of his travels.