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On the island Šipan there are more than thirty churches, six of which date from pre-romanesque times. The island was the cradle of many famous seamen from the families Stjepovic, Sko?ibuha and Sagroevic. Among the many interesting points to be noticed on the island is the fact that so many of its villas were strongly fortified, usually with tall towers. One can also see on fortified church, the Holy Spirit, which reminds us of the church-fortress in Vrboska on the island Hvar. This church is situated on the ridge of the hill rising between Šipan harbour and village of Sudjuradj. Following the road to the church, we come to the most interesting literary spot of the island: the villa situated on south side of Biskupovo (The Bishop's Property). Inside this ruin , in the part which is still protected by the roof, on frieze covered by wall paintings in the 16th century, one can still make out several portraits. And, surprisingly, one of them, represents no less a person than the great Michelangelo! Trying to unravel the mystery of having Michelangelo's face on this wall, one remembers that in the mid-sixteenth century property belonged to the bishop of Dubrovnik Lodovico Beccadelli, the famous Italian writer, poet and theologian. Beccadelli, who had taken part in the Council of Trent, and whom Drži? also mentions in his political correspondence, came to Dubrovnik in 1555 and, his letters suggest, did not like it. He therefore often fled from the city and repaired with his retinue to his peaceful Šipan property.
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