Istria

Wonderful Istria is our largest peninsula, often called a Croatian Tuscany… Indeed, the whole of Istria is a feast for the eyes. The beautiful rivers of Istria flow into the sea through deep valleys, a reminder of ancient local myths about giants. The rolling hills with small towns on their peaks look over the valleys, resembling old fairy-tale paintings. The views are amazing: white-peaked mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaus, valleys with vineyards and olive groves on their slopes and, finally, the sea. Istria is the largest green oasis in the northern Adriatic. The coast and islands are covered by pine forests and the indigenous evergreen macchia. The peninsula of the god's dreams, Istria tells the story about its abundant history and lures you to itself. Istria is a popular destination of the world’s jet setters looking for privacy far from paparazzi. Magical Istria invites all who are willing to discover its distinctiveness.

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Wonderful Istria is our largest peninsula, often called a Croatian Tuscany… Indeed, the whole of Istria is a feast for the eyes. The beautiful rivers of Istria flow into the sea through deep valleys, a reminder of ancient local myths about giants. The rolling hills with small towns on their peaks look over the valleys, resembling old fairy-tale paintings. The views are amazing: white-peaked mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaus, valleys with vineyards and olive groves on their slopes and, finally, the sea. Istria is the largest green oasis in the northern Adriatic. The coast and islands are covered by pine forests and the indigenous evergreen macchia. The peninsula of the god's dreams, Istria tells the story about its abundant history and lures you to itself. Istria is a popular destination of the world’s jet setters looking for privacy far from paparazzi. Magical Istria invites all who are willing to discover its distinctiveness.

Culture

Istria has a very strong culture omnipresent in every inch of this luxuriant peninsula. Throughout its remarkable history, Istria has been a place of convergence and permeation of many cultures. Prehistoric sites, ancient Roman monuments, The Euphrasian Basilica complex in Poreč that dates back to the 6th century and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List; the largest Istrian church of St. Blaise in Vodnjan with a sacral art collection and remnants of Glagolitic influence in medieval art and literacy; medieval castles and the recognizable traditional rural architecture of unique circular stone agricultural field houses are only a part of the rich cultural heritage and the distinctive silhouettes of the past of Terra Magica, as Istria is often called. The diversity, size, and wealth of emplacements are the foundations for numerous successful endeavors of many institutions and museums, through their expertise and dedication, have preserved this unique, monumental and civilizational wealth for future generations. The preservation of traditional values also testifies to the intercultural nature of this area and events where people socialize and the native "rič" or "il nostro dialetto" (dialect) is still preserved (Traditional Istrian Music and Dancing Festival, meetings of musicians on diatonic harmonics, bases, sopile (oboe-like wind instrument) and mih (bagpipe), folklore meetings...). Many associations and people of good will are engaged out of an inexhaustible love for their native heritage. There is a well-known art exhibition held every summer in the open, in Grisia Street in Rovinj. Literary events, a multitude of scientific conferences and publishing activity complement the plethora of cultural creativity and convergence in Istria. It is a place where the two very important film festivals are held. There is the Motovun Film Festival - in the square and streets of Motovun - a medieval fortified town at the top of a hill and then the Pula Film Festival held in the Roman amphitheatre Arena, the largest open-air stage that also has featured performances by many international classical and pop stars.

Gastronomy

Regardless of the time of year you visit Istria, its cuisine will be strong, passionate, and intense. Istria is well-known for gastronomic pleasure, top quality wine, world-renowned olive oil and fantastic truffles and truffle experts. Famous Istrian prosciutto - winning first place every year at all the major gastronomic exhibitions - cannot be avoided, Istrian cuisine will enchant you with its diversity and perfect balance of Mediterranean and continental flavors. The heart and soul of traditional Istrian cooking is definitely home-made pasta "fuži" - the farmers of old have created a whole taste perfection philosophy for centuries that still holds true to this day, equally powerful in a handful of small family restaurants touting undeniable excellence.

Sport and nature

Istria has a lot to offer family outdoor recreation, as well as for true adrenaline junkies. The number of sports facilities in Istria is as impressive as the cultural ones. Cycling and hiking are an easy and wonderful opportunity to get to know the beautiful nature of the Istria Peninsula. Trail running, kayaking, climbing, diving, and sailing are some of the activities that will bring you closer to both the ancient and contemporary Istria, because the best way to enjoy Istria is definitely to simply spend time there. For those looking for some extra excitement, there are adrenaline parks, carting, paintball... There is always something to do and it is impossible to get bored in Istria.

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