Voyage of discovery ISTRIA
The peninsula Istria ist no longer a secret for wine lovers and gourmets. In the recent years it has reached a greater popularity also with sporting ambitious and culturally interested visitors.
This region not only captivates through its very pleasant climate – the summer is not too hot and it has very mild winters, moreover 2380 sun hours a year – but also through its cordial and friendly locals.
The north of Istria is also named the Croatian Toscana. In some towns you feel displaced in the middle age. Next to Motovun, Buzet and Roc, lures Hum, the smallest town of the world, the visitors.
Groznjan: the city of the fine arts. High on the mountain in the alleys of the old town, the works of Mozart, Bach and Haydn sound over the summer months.
Groznjan became an artist colony with many galleries and studios. The middle age town Motovun is on a 277 meter high mountain. The view from the fortress city down into the Mirna valley is specially picturesque.
Wineries round about the city dominate the landscape.
The pearl of Istria Rovinj is a must for every visitor. The varied history strongly influenced the cityscape of Rovinj. The on a outstanding hill in the sea built old town full of nooks and crannies and with its
romanesque gothic cityscape lures with its galleries and shops many visitors. The restaurants are under the best of Istria and it can also be proud of its night life.
A UNESCO World Heritage can be gazed at in wonder in Porec. The Eufrasiana Basilika is one of the most valuable cultural monuments. The from this time obtained mosaics are unique in the world. Further you encounter
the eventful history at every turn – dive deep into the small alleys and let yourself drift.
In Pula, the living capital of Istria, the Romans left the surely most impressive buidings, like for example the big amphitheater. After that came the Francs and the Venetians, the KuK monarchy and at long last
Pula was a part of the Yugoslav Republic. Today Pula is the living capital of Istria with many events, concerts of designated artists, bars, restaurants and shops.
An old Croatian folk wisdom says: "When you dive your finger in the sea, you are connected with the whole world." This folk wisdom still lives in the heads of the locals. No place in Istria is more than 35 km away
from the sea, and some cities push themselves far into the sea.