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Istarska Županija

Istria is the most famous Croatian region, the nearest to Western Europe. Diverse, with well known touristic destinations has to be seen as a whole with its unique, preserved and gentle hinterland. Here the Roman amphitheatre and the Triumphal Arch are in complete harmony with the medieval basilicas and frescos, while the small stone towns stands shoulder to shoulder with the modern tourist resorts.
Istria itself is the northeenmost exotic oasis of the Mediterranean, which boasts many rare plant and animal species and an invaluable cultural heritage, from the Roman times to the 19th century.

The Emblems of Istra, Kažun and Boškarin bul

When in Istra order and taste this:
- Prosciutto, famous and widely recognized Istrian hors d'oeuvre.
- Truffles, the most famous mushrooms from Istra, best of a kind in the whole world.
- Supa with red wine, nine decilitars of warmed up red wine are poured into the "bukaleta" (usually an earthernware jug), then a teaspoon of sugar, olive oil, papper and warn, toasted bread are added to the wine.
- Manestre, (vegetable stews) characteristics of Istrian cuisine are the various and rich stews, called manestre.

The Emblem of Istra

The small and characteristic chapels, like this one in outskirt of Savicenta, are spread all over the Istria peninsula.

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  • In a nutshell:More then the Adriatic coast
  • Last visit to Istria: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2004 at 7:50 PM

    Apr 14, 2004 Sjediniti od Istra! Tvoj fotografiji sjetiju ya se prijas'nji i naredni praznici. Hvala! You have so many pages that I will never succeed in checking all of them! Dec 12, every Croatia page now visited and some others!

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2003 at 2:31 AM

    great overview page, now I'll have to check the other pages!

  • Nykaenen's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2003 at 4:22 AM

    Jako dobro, ali mozes ti to i bolje. Ajmo pod hitno shopping tips da ti stranci malo i potrose!

  • nicolettart's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2003 at 2:24 PM

    I have just discovered your pages, and I have landed on this wonderful Istria page! I look forward to your other pages.

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2003 at 3:45 AM

    Istria, is another place that I could see without much trouble.......thank you for the presentation, as usual very clear and lovely photos.

  • May 12, 2003 at 11:59 PM

    Nice bull, but where are the cows and how’s the milk here? :)

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2003 at 1:46 AM

    Inland Istria is our version of Tuscany. Great photos and info, thanks.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2003 at 2:25 PM

    I love the medieval look!! Those old castles and buildings look so cool! I would love to wander around and dream about being in another time! The Kažuns look avery interesting! Fantastic photos!!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2003 at 4:09 PM

    What a wonderful unique area - fascinating.

  • cheekymarieh's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2003 at 11:05 AM

    Some great photos. I would love to return to this area.


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