Tito first visited Brijuni in 1947, and the Bijela vila (“White villa”) became his official residence in 1953. His last stay on Brijuni was recorded in 1979. Tito spent four months on Brijuni on average, and Veliki Brijun and Vanga were his favorite residences.
Tito was a distinguished statesman and one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement. The former president of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia hosted numerous heads of state and party leaders on Brijuni. Brijuni were one of the influential centers of global politics.
Tito governed the state, the Party and the Army from Brijuni
As a nature lover, animal enthusiast and a figure with knowledge of historical and cultural values, Tito has advocated for the protection of forests, landscaping of parks, breeding and settlement of animals, research and preservation of monuments and organizing hotel facilities. Thanks to this choice, Brijuni have been preserved and they have become appealing to domestic and foreign tourists.