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Marco Polo was born in 1254. probably in Korcula - his father Nikola (Niccolo) was a successful merchant who together with his brother Mate (Matteo) and son Marko (Marco) reached China overland.
Some historians think Marko was born in Venice, others support the simple logic that he was born in his father's home - the building still stands inside old town of Korcula. Family name Depolo (de Polo - of Polo's) is still alive in this ancient town.
You can visit the remains of this house (private property) for a small fee and take a look at few pictures and maps.
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