A day trip you will certainly remember with pleasure. Among the many several combinations of towns and places, we are offering here only a brief outline of a few, and you can choose the ones you want to visit.
Groznjan: The town on the hill is also known as the “town of artists”. The remains of old towns walls, carefully preserved, are still visible.
Motovun: A small town on the top of a steep hill, known for the walls that surround it but also for the film festival.
Hum: The smallest town in the world with only 17 inhabitants.
Roč: Illyrian settlement and later castle surrounded by walls. The centre of Croatian literacy based on the Glagolitic.
Beram: Explorations have revealed the existence of a prehistoric, Iron Age settlement. Today the town preserves one of the best examples of medieval painting – the Danse Macabre fresco.
Buzet: A small town settled already in Roman times, surrounded by walls. Known today for the traditional Subotina po starinski fête.
Pazin: The Pazin Castle, the best preserved and the biggest medieval fortification.
Draguć: Also known as the Istrian Hollywood.
Kringa: The home of Jure Grando, the first real person described as a vampire in historical records, who rose for sixteen years from the grave, wandered around Kringa and banged on doors.
Sveti Lovreč: The town-museum that preserves frescoes and fortifications from the Venetian time.
Rovinj: Built between the third and the fifth centuries, Rovinj prides itself on its rich history and especially the Church of St. Euphemia.
Pula: Town fortified with ramparts with ten of gates, two of which have been preserved; human remains discovered in a cave near Pula date back to more than a million years B.C.; Neolithic pottery. The definitely best known monument in the town is the Roman amphitheatre from the first century.
Bale: A small stone town which managed since the Roman Empire to survive all forms of devastation. Its southern part is crossed by the 45th parallel, placing it right in the middle between the Equator and the North Pole.
Poreč: A town settled already in prehistory. During Roman rule it got its first walls, the temples of Neptune and Jupiter; several Romanesque houses and Venetian palaces have also been preserved. The most precious monument in Poreč is certainly the Basilica of Euphrasius, protected by the UNESCO as part of the heritage of mankind.
Along with city sightseeing we also offer:
tasting of truffles, or demonstrations of truffle hunting;
tasting of wine, olive oil and cheese;
tasting of smoked ham;
tasting of honey and honey products.
Or would you prefer an excursion including a traditional lunch such as prepared by our grandmothers?
The best combination for a complete experience includes admiring scenery and exploring the cultural heritage, rounded off with rich gastronomic delights.