Istrian interior offers endless green landscapes coloured with vineyards. Old villages reflect historical and cultural heritage. Walks around cobbled streets of medieval towns and villages settled deeply into Istrian peninsula will enrich your senses. Experience an unforgettable and relaxing adventure
The great number of preserved frescoes to be seen on the relatively small territory of the Istrian peninsula is amazing.
These frescoes can be tracked back to the turn of 9th century, but it is during the 11th century that they started to
be produced in great number.Istrian frescoes are vivid and authentic art works, nearly all of which can be seen in
little churches scattered around small, picturesque Istrian towns or villages usually situated on secluded hilltops. At that time, a church wouldn’t be
considered finished if a painter hadn’t made frescoes.
Laid on the hills, Istrian town are signposts to antique gallery and at the same time their most beautiful exhibits.Rising up to the heaven and sun as crowns resisting the time.Their walls remembers better times and never forget to tell you one particular story about the mysteries of town's life. About how builders and asrtist used to come through the centuries and equipped their crownswith new jewels that flashed again with new brightness.Today when the tower bells greet you, flocks of pigeons will take off from the roofs.Get inside, the city doors are always open
The Romans introduced a new type of organization in Istria, just as throughout entire Europe they were the first to start the urbanization, building roads and connecting towns, thus greatly encouraged the development of trade. Istria is famous as a region rich in high quality stone, a fact well known to the Romans, so today there are numerous places along the west coast of Istria that were once Roman quarries from which stone was taken to erect their magnificent buildings. The Amphitheatre of Pula was also built from local lime stone. The Romans brought the exploitation of stone nearly to perfection through the new way of building, stone dres
The whole old city of Porec is monument of culture. The old city has preserved the structure of old Roman castrum. The main streets, Decumanus and Cardo Maximus, are still preserved in their original forms. Decumanus connected the square Marafor in the western part of old city with city gates at its eastern end. Roman Forum with temples to Roman gods was located on the Marafor square
The largest town on the Istrian peninsula offers a diversity of attractions to lovers of culture. The rich itinerary of its three thousand year old history, where every step you take through the old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheatre.
A great tourist asset is surely 190 kilometres of indented coastline, crystal-clear sea and beaches to suit everyone’s needs: smooth and even stone surfaces or pebbles for all generations, especially families with children or “secluded” beaches hidden by untouched greenery for those who want a bit of privacy.
While strolling through Pula you will come across numerous monuments
Rovinj, the Blue Pearl of the Adriatic, the city of romance and art, one of the most picturesque towns in the Mediterranean. Part of the Venetian Republic for over 500 years, the Old Town is perched on an elevated peninsula, surrounded by Venetian terracotta-roofed houses and crowned by the Church of St. Euphemy from the 18th century whose bell tower dominates the Rovinj silhouette. The cramped area of the former island dictated the appearance of the town that is characterized by high houses, narrow paved streets and small squares