Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Montenegro

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Apr 06 2010 11:01 PM | Updated as of Apr 07 2010 07:14 PM

PODGORICA - Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro Tuesday in the medieval coastal town of Budva following a visit to Bosnian refugees.

The owner of the Splendid hotel near Budva told AFP that Brad Pitt knows Montenegro from when he shot one of his first films "The Dark Side of The Sun" there in 1988.

"Brad Pitt told me that he had wanted to show Montenegro to his wife as he had nice memories of Perast, Sveti Stefan and Kotor where he had shot one of his first movies, at the beginning of his career in 1980s," hotel owner Zarko Radulovic said.

"He told me they could bring the kids here for a vacation as they like it and the nature is nice."

The Hollywood power couple were in Bosnia Monday to visit internally displaced Bosnians still living in collective centres, often in appalling conditions, 14 years after the end of the war. Jolie is a goodwill ambassador for the UN's refugee agency UNHCR.

The actors are due to fly back to Italy later on Tuesday. Jolie is filming "The Tourist" in Venice with director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who was behind the critically acclaimed 2007 German film "The Lives of Others".