Višnjan Observatory

In the early evening of 20 October 1995 it seemed that not much work would be accomplished in the observatory. A fog rising from the sea covered the western coast of Istria all the way to Pula. Fortunately, the central part of Istria, the plateau with Višnjan on top, stuck out like an island emerging […]

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Hiking trail Parenzana

The attractive sports and recreational trail that offers magical and breathtaking views of Istria has a reconstructed section of the one-time railway line that connected Poreč and Trieste. The Istrian section of Parenzana is winding through wonderful valleys, over green hills, through vineyards and along olive groves all the way to medieval towns. The entire […]

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The seaside promenade, Lungomare

2011 was the 100th anniversary of Opatija’s best-known footpath – the famous coastal promenade that stretches from Volosko to Ičići and Lovran. Officially named the Franz Joseph I Promenade, it is still best known as the Lungomare. Dating back to the heyday of Opatija as a health and tourist resort at the turn of the […]

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Ičići, a perfect family destination

The sea has always been the main resource for the people of Ičići ever since the ninth century BC when the Liburnians (an Illyrian tribe) used to build their fast ships along these coasts and then sail to North Africa and Asia Minor. It is therefore no wonder that this ancient connection with the sea […]

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Učka nature park for the adventurers

Učka Nature Park provides excellent conditions for different recreational and sporting activities. The public institution strives to encourage and develop such activities, but also to control them, to make sure they represent no threat to the very characteristics for which the area was proclaimed a nature park in the first place. Some sporting and recreational […]

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