Lastovo Fumars (chimneys)

A distinguishing feature of Lastovo, something that makes the view of the island recognizable, are stone houses with imaginative chimneys – called ‘fumar’ (pl. fumari, lat. Fum – smoke, vapor). Why the villagers have through the centuries been investing so much effort to build diverse chimneys is still a mystery, but the fact is that it is almost impossible to see two similar fumars (chimneys), especially if you are looking at old houses.

Diversity of Lastovo fumars (chimneys) – each one is unique.

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