Did you know that along the Istrian coast 23 ships have been sunk and later discovered? Take an adventure trip through history as told by the wrecks. From Gilda, Adriana and Coriolanus along the coast of northern Istria, across the most significant wreck called Baron Gautsch that is located directly in front of Rovinj and up to Argo, Lina and Vis sunk along the eastern coast of Istria. We’ll find out when, why and how ships sank and to whom they served. After adventure in depths of the Adriatic Sea, enjoy the delicious local delicacies of this region.

Photo: Renco Kosinožić, 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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