Join us in adventure of discovering the splendor of the Roman Empire! Although the Roman Empire had existed since times before Christ, masterpieces created at that time still adorn Istria. We will take you on a trip where you will get a chance to see archeological sites that reflect the specific atmosphere and grandeur of past times! Ancient Romans, famous for taking delight in the pleasures of life, built numerous rustic villas on the coast as well as on Brijuni Islands for their entertainment and relaxation.

Find out how the Romans lived, what they ate and drank. There are many cultural and historical monuments which proudly remain to testify the thousand years long rich Istrian history, which cannot be erased or forgotten!

Photo: Ivo Biočina, HTZ

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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.

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