DUBROVNIK, 17 August 2021 – U2 frontman Bono Vox has arrived in Croatia on holiday, daily 24sata reported today.
After spending the weekend in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Sarajevo Film Festival, Bono (61) and his wife Ali Hewson were photographed getting onto a boat last night in Dubrovnik.
You can see the photos here.
Bono has been a regular visitor to Croatia, visiting a number of times. He visited Dubrovnik back in 2006 and 2016 and in 2009 during U2’s Zagreb concert, the frontman recited in Croatian verses from great Dubrovnik poet Ivan Gundulić’s famous Anthem of Freedom.
The lyrics of Gundulić served as his motto for the song ‘Miss Sarajevo’, which he sang in 1997 at an unforgettable concert in a duet with Luciano Pavarotti.
Bono has also been a regular visitor to the Paklinski Islands, just off the island of Hvar, during his visits to Croatia.
After enjoying a meal in the summer of 2016 at Laganini Lounge Bar on Palmižana, the U2 lead singer was so impressed that he wanted to personally meet chef Hrvoje Zirojević. After praising the chef and enjoying a glass of wine together, Bono promised him he would be back and he returned in 2018 to Laganini for a meal.
“He promised to come back and he arrived again. We chatted a bit like last time, and again he struggled to pronounce my name Hrvoje. This time, apart from specialties, he wanted to try some original Hvar wine. We offered him top quality Plenković red wine which he was impressed with,” Zirojevic said back in 2018 after posting a photo on his Facebook page with the star.