Walk, panoramic view, heritage site
This is the former Headquarters of Marshall Tito during the end of 1943 and early 1944. Until 2001 it was a very popular and well presented site (with displays and furniture) but is now is largely unmaintained or interpreted (depending upon your point of view - possibly a good thing).
There are a number of carved inscriptions but all of these are in Croatian.
It is to this site that Tito moved his headquarters during November 1943 before his split with the western Allies in September of the following year when he turned for support to Soviet Russia. Famously Evelyn Waugh joined the British Military Mission to Tito’s headquarters while it was based on Vis and is supposed to have consistently spread the rumour that Tito was a lesbian in disguise. It is said that Tito addressed the issue with Waugh during a trip to the beach, where Tito’s swimming trunks were said to be so tight they left no doubt about his manhood.
Approach the summit of Mount Hum along the road from the south-east and Podspilje and at the apex of one of the tight left hand bends below the summit you will pass an un-signposted set of steps leading off up the middle slopes of the mountain towards the north. Park and follow these on foot. In 2006 there was no charge or restrictions on entry. Alternatively walk down hill away from from the summit path from Komiza and along the road, until you encounter the steps
Saturday, 5 March 2011