About Istria

The Istrian peninsula is the largest and most significant on the Adriatic coast. The western coast is indented by numerous coves, deep bays and river mouths. Urban centres such as ancient Porec with its famous basilica of bishop Euphrasia, an early Byzantium monument from the 6th century. There is also Rovinj, a medieval city of great beauty and charm. Pula is the largest urban centre with its famous Roman ampitheatre and temples.

Istria’s landscape is a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks. The view is splendid: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaus, valleys, vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea.

As you get to know Istria you will notice more and more enchanting details: church facades and portals, tiny village alleyways with their specific architectural touches, the babble of a stream, the blossoming cherries. Everything is warm–hearted and friendly here: nature, towns and people.

 

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