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Croatia // Istria


Croatia // Istria
Thanks to its geographical position, on the coast of the Adriatic, and its natural environment of thick forests, Istria has an enjoyable climate all along the year, which makes of it a dream Croatian destination, suitable for all kind of voyages (familial, sportive, adventurous or historical).

The green meadows of Istria and its hills covered with olive trees and vineyards also attract the nature lovers. This region has a very good selection of wines, like 'Malvajiza', a renowned white wine. Istria is also renowned for its good vegetables, its pastry, its fish dishes and, most importantly, its truffles, white or black.

In Istria, heart-shaped peninsula also called the 'new Tuscany', it's worth taking the time to enjoy life.

Close to Pula, we can find the 14 islands which form theBrioni Archipelago, a national park with rare animal and vegetal species. This place inspired Marchal Tito who, after meeting the Egyptian and the Indian Presidents, Nasser and Nehru, built its summer residence here. The Natural Park of Učka (160 km2), with its peak, le Mount Učka (1401 m), the apex of Istria, which dominates the Kvarner Bay and offers, in good weather conditions, a panorama of 360°, including the Alpes and Venice.

From an historic point of view, during the Bronze Era the Illyriens came to this region. Among them, the Histriots gave the name of this peninsula. During the 15th century, the actual territory of Istria was divided between theRepublic of Venice (1420-1797), on the Coast, and the Habsburgs, with the hinterland. Included to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Istria became exclusively Austrian until 1918, Italian until 1945 and Yugoslavian until 1991, the year of Croatian independence.

On the coast, the main cities of Istria - historical meeting place between 3 people, Croatian, Itallian and Slovenian -, are Medulin, Novigrad, Porec, Rabac and Rovinj, also called the 'Croatian Venice'. Pula has its Roman amphitheater the second largest after the Colosseum in Rome. The Temple of Augustus, with marble columns and Corinthian capitols, its forum, dating from the 1st century BC and the ruins of its ancient theater.

In the hinterlands, we can find the cities and villages of Brtonigla, Liznjan, Pazin and also Labin, medieval city, mentioned under the name of Albona, since 285 and situated on a hill which overhangs Rabac, known for its entrance gates from the 15th century, its Renaissance Palace, its Baroque facades its museum, its classical music festival, its panorama (with a view over the islands of Cres), its enjoyable boutiques and terraces. For the archaeology lovers, the ruins of Kunci, dating from the Bronze Era, are to be found in the proximity of this city.

 
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Blue Istria
Pula
Pula
Fažana
Fažana
Medulin
Medulin
Novigrad
Novigrad
Poreč
Poreč
Rovinj
Rovinj
 
Green Istria
Pazin
Pazin
Brtonigla
Brtonigla
Labin
Labin
Ližnjan
Ližnjan
Motovun
Motovun
 
Istria islands
 
Excursions
Golf club Adriatic Croatia
Situated in Istria, the ‘Adriatic Golf Course’ inaugurated in 2009 is a professional course of 18 holes and 6360m long.

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Half Day Trips: Motovun (in the heart of Istrie)
Motovun is located on a hill in central Istria above south shore mean flow Mirna at 277 m above sea level.

Cobblestone st...
NP Brijuni
The Brijuni Islands are a group of fourteen small islands in the Croatian part of the northern Adriatic Sea. The largest island, Veli...
Half Day Trips: Rt Kamenjak (Istrie)
Kamenjak is the southernmost part of Istria, a peninsula length of about 9 km long coastline to 30 km. It can be reached from Pula to...
Half Day Trips: Pazin CAVE
The Cave of Pazin is the most picturesque example of natural forces at work on the karst Istrian terrain.

Under the walls ...
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Istria: What to do / What to see?
ISTRIAN COUNCIL HOUSE
Poreč
Originally a Gothic Franciscan Church from the 13th century. It stands between Park Juraj Dobrila and Laginja's shore. The interior of the b...
The parish church of St. Nicholas
Pazin
It was originally built in 1266, but it was rebuilt in 15th and 18th century. It is very interesting because of its star shaped presbytery w...
Gallery Marin
Umag
Apart from the historical heritage monuments, the centre of Umag is also adorned by art Gallery Marin. Blending with the old town wal...
NESACTIUM
Ližnjan
This is the most important archaeological site on all the peninsula. The spacious and massive hill-fort of Nezakcij had been shaped in the B...
MAGNIFICENT ST. ZENO
Brtonigla
The parish church in Brtonigla was named after St. Zeno, an early Christian bishop from Verona, who is also a patron saint of this Istrian t...
HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF ISTRIA
Pula
At the highest hill in Pula, at an altitude of 32.4 m, between the sea and the hills Arena, Zaro and Sv. Mihovil, the adapted Venetian forti...
Rt Kamenjak
Pula
The Kamenjak peninsula is located in the southernmost part of Istria. The scent of herbs and salt, the buzzing of bees and the murmur of the...
'RES PUBLICA ALBONESSIUM'
Labin
Labin, a picturesque town situated on a 320 meters high hill and only three kilometers from the seaside, was inhabited already two thousand ...
 
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