Located on more than 250 000m2 of idyllic Istrian landscapes with a unique view of the sea and the Brijuni islands, of the old towns of Bale, Vodnjan and Rovinj on one side and with a view of the “Gate of Istria” (mountain Učka), on the other. What makes Park Histria Aromatica an original destination in the Istria region as well as abroad, is its unique position and fantastic offer. Our main vision is to present the traditional values and natural heritage not only of Istria but of Croatia as well. Our main goal is to enrich the tourist offer of our region, to integrate into existing attractions and provide long-term education on the importance of preserving natural resources.
Histria Aromatica offers:
Guided tours through plantation and garden promenades with mediterranean autochtonous plants and aromatic herbs, olive groves, vineyards and orchards. Professional tour includes a presentation about using various plant species as food, medicine and cosmetics throughout centuries.
Multimedial area for presentations with special fragrance, light and sound effects.
Workshops vary according to plant species (aromatic and medicinal) or season and include the following activities: preparation of pitches (fields), planting, seeding, watering and tending plants, harvesting, transport and processing methods: drying plant material, preparation of plant material for further processing …
The workshops in our galenic lab are meant for all types of visitors, from preschoolers, school children and all those who are interested in finding out about the secret life of plants and how to use the benefits of nature.
Histria Aromatica Shop offers exclusive natural cosmetics and products, made according to traditional recipes based on indigenous aromatic plants ( lavander, sage, rosemary, laurel, imortelle and the Dalmatian chrysantemum), obtained from Histria Aromatica plantations. These products are a wonderful gift and souvenir of our region.
Restaurant with traditional cuisine is definitely the highlight of the whole experience.
Traditional cuisine with innovative but simple ways of cooking harmoniously fuses the past and the present with a daily choice of dishes and desserts made from fresh and seasonal ingredients. Except local dishes, several kinds of homemade schnapps, wine and other beverages such as various types of tea and natural juices will be accompanied by magnificent view of the Rovinj Archipelago.
Enveloped by the transparent waters of the Adriatic, the peninsula of Istria will amaze you with spectacular natural scenery in constant transformation over the course of the year. Coastal villages such as Rovinj, with its simple ports, fishing boats and narrow streets, reflect the spirit of the Mediterranean, while moving inland gives way to the kind of green and fertile hues associated with the landscapes of Provence and Tuscany.
Istria is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies which bring to mind the ancient local myths about giants. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings. The view is splendid: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaux, 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.