Istria

What makes this area so attractive throughout the year? The fact that Istria is known as the Croatian Tuscany speaks perfectly for itself. The difference is that Istria is still undiscovered. This multicultural region makes the most of its diversity by mixing old and new to be even more attractive and interesting. There is antique combined with modern and new culture mixed with longstanding tradition, creating Istria as we see it today. 
And what is to be seen in Istria? Throughout history Istria was very attractive to many different conquerors and Romans along with the Venetians, the most powerful ones. While you wander through Istria pay attention, look around! You will notice influences and discover ruins of old rulers in this area. Let us start with a few examples of the many sights! Medieval town gates which are found almost everywhere, cobblestone streets, palaces, captain’s villas, Roman camps, one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in Pula, fortresses, city walls, museums and galleries... And that which is still under surface waiting to be completely explored and discovered can be found in numerous archeological sites. Some of them are in the city center, some are on the sea coast, some are in nature; parks, woods and arboretums. 
Istrian landscape is a green landscape; driving along Istria you will notice many olive orchards, vineyards, and forests that reach out to the crystal clear sea. Up to 2400 hours of sun per year is responsible for the green landscape, warm and clean sea and mild weather. And certainly it favors truffles as well. Istrian white truffle is one of the most precious in the world and holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. The record-holding truffle was found in Buje with a weight of 1,310 kg. Along with truffles, many recipes with fish, seafood, pasta made in many ways, cheeses, soups and many sweets found in this area are just excellent. Istria is known as a rich gourmet region of Croatia.

 

 

 
 
  • Rovinj

    Rovinj

  • Poreč

    Poreč

  • Motovun

    Motovun

  • Pula

    Pula

  • Opatija

    Opatija

  • NP Brijuni

    NP Brijuni