Following its long-awaited independence, this guide to Montenegro explores all the attractions of a little-known nation. From natural history and mountain walks to seaside breaks and hidden monasteries, the Bradt guide covers every aspect of the history of this embattled republic and the wide-ranging variety of its cultural heritage. Medieval architechtural gems, Venetian fortresses and Lake Skadar, a nature lover's dream, are just some of the attractions covered. It also offers a range of information on travel practicalities, including visas, flights, food, accommodation and local transport, as well as background on Montenegrin culture, to help with plans for a smooth holiday. Produced in conjunction with the tourist board, this guide offers an introduction to the capital, Podgorica, and the gateway city of Dubrovnik, that should encourage tourists to consider this re-emerging destination.