Istria is indeed something special. With its little towns nested on the picturesque hills and surrounded by olive gardens in the valley, Istria is often compared to Tuscany.
Coastal towns like Pula, Rovinj and Porec provide unique experiences into the beautiful and diverse architecture and remains of Roman times but they are also vibrant and urban places where you want to explore the amazing culinary culture of Istria peninsula. Our suggestions: Rovinj, Motovun, Brijuni national park.
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Cycle your way trough Istria while tasting famous Istrian truffles. Parenzana trail famous for its scenic routes, secluded villages and charming towns nested on the top of the hills is not to be missed if seek to experience Istrian life as it is. We spice up the experience with truffles tasting which is a must activity to do when here.
Brijuni National Park, pristine oasis of 14 stunning islands that include a combination of facinating nature, as well as historical and cultural sites. There one can found a 1,600-year-old olive tree, one of the oldest in the Mediterranean and it still bears fruit, producing about 30 kilograms of olives each year.
The smallest city in the world Hum is now the home of the Mueum of Hum AurA which is a permanent exhibition consisting of almost 1,500 exhibits carefully curated to show you the rich daily life of Istrian past. Here you have old post office, pharmacy distillery, craft shops, mill, tailor…Here we will also learn what Glagolitic alphabet was and try to write at least our names in it.
Olive tree is a symbol of Mediterranean – olive oil is more than a symbol it is an unbreakable element of Mediterranean thus Croatian life. In Istria they use it in medicine, cuisine or for beauty product. The House of Istrian Olive Oil located in Pula is a place to taste many different varieties of Istrian olive oil and just around the corner there is one of the most impressive Roman amphitheatres in the world, the only remaining to have four side towers entirely preserved. What an experience to have in one day!