About Ivan Vujičić

Living in Pula, Istria.

CRVENI OTOK (Red Island) – SVETI ANDRIJA ( St. Andrew) NEAR ROVINJ

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year  | Working time: 0-24h | Pay per Entrance   Red island (Crveni otok) it is 15 minutes boat ride from Rovinj. Boat goes from ACI Marina, below swimming pool. Tips: Ticket you need to pay on your way back to Rovinj, on Hotel reception at Red Island. It is an uninhabited island of the archipelago of Rovinj made up of two connected islands -St. Andrew and Maskin. In the 1891st the family Hutterott bought the Red island, turned the monastery into a family mansion and reorganized the Red island into a park that was planted with various plants from all over the world. Currently on the island there are over 180 different species of plants. In this period Red island was a favourite destination of tourists from the Austro-Hungarian empire. Today, on the island of St. Andrew is the residence of the family Hutterott, and on the island of Maskin family mausoleum was erected on the spot where once existed Histrian fort. On the island is saved a central part of the church from the Benedictine period, which has the shape of a Greek cross. In this part, today there is a small

2017-09-18T08:36:17+00:00 By |Nature, Rovinj-Rovigno|

MUSSELS MADE IN PERUŠKI – POPULAR SHELLFISH FOR COUNTLESS TASTY DISHES

ISTRIADUCTION Mussels are popular shellfish, accessible, edible, and suitable for countless tasty dishes. How to choose great mussels?....shells must not be chipped, broken or damage. Fresh mussels tend to be tightly open or closed. If mussels are still open after you tap it they are dead. Throw it away! Tip: It should be eaten on the day of purchase. How to prepare it?....To clean mussels, scrub in plenty of cold water to remove barnacles or sand. Discard any that float to the top. Remove a fibrous clump of hairs that sprouts from the shell - by giving it a sharp tug towards the hinge end of the mussel. Place cleaned mussels in a fresh bowl of cold water until ready to use. Change this water two or three times to remove any salt or sand that the mussels may expel.  How to cook it?...it is very easy and simple to cook. Mostly time it is lost on preparation. Before you start to cook you need to get ready following things: tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, wine, brad - crumbs and parsley. Now we are ready to put mussels into big pot and start cooking. While cooking put wine, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, brad- crumbs, parsley and mix everything. (..do not put all

2018-04-30T11:04:07+00:00 By |Gastro, Marčana|

DVIGRAD FAIR 2017 – BE A ROBIN HOOD FOR A ONE DAY

ISTRIADUCTION  In May | Working time: 11-17h | Free Entrance   Be a Robin Hood for a one day, sing, eat, drink, show your skills in fencing and archery, fight with little John and beat sheriff of Nottingham. Dvigrad fair „ Dvegrajski samanj 2017“ the revival of medieval town Dvigrad. It is a nice place to get to know how they used to do basket, handicrafts, barrel, carpentry, wood working, wood instruments, blacksmith,...traditional old crafts, workshops and carousel for children. Get to know medieval hospital and how to cure diseases and inquires in a medieval way. Learn medieval kitchen, enjoy drinks and many other things. Tips: despite great idea  if you don’t ask you don’t get a chance to known medieval town Dvigrad and to be a Robin Hood. It will be not that interesting. Feel free and ask people, let them know that you would like to try it and learn about Dvigrad. They will be glad to show you and speak about once big Istrian town called Dvigrad.

2018-05-21T12:44:32+00:00 By |Kanfanar, Things to do|

HEY BABE, TAKE A WALK ON WILD SIDE OF SEVEN WATERFALLS

ISTRIADUCTION All Year  | No Working time | Free Entrance   Walking path called „staza 7 slapova“ is a round trail, 13.27km ( aprox. 5h / medium difficulty). It start and end beneath Buzet, at the bridge Mirna near Istarski Vodovod or Istarska Pivovara – Favorit. You can park you car there, armed yourself with food and drinks and take a walk on wild side of river Mirna and Draga. Offical rute : Buzet(Istarski Vodovod/ Istarska Pivovara - Favorit) - Selca - Glistonija - Kuhari - Kotli – Buzet (Istarski Vodovod/ Istarska Pivovara - Favorit). Marked with blue and red colour. Above is offical route, but we did It our way ;) It was not that easy to find the right way if you are not using mobile phone. Even the trail is not marked in this way it is definetly worth seeing it. The most difficult parts of trip are secured by ropes that make it easy to climb. Highest point on the track is 281m. It was sunny day, perfect for walk, at the bridge Mirna we went upstream to the north side of Mirna. After the first kilometer (+/-) you will notice a

2018-05-21T13:21:27+00:00 By |Buzet, Nature|

HOME OF FOOTBALL – GRADSKI STADION “ALDO DROSINA”

ISTRIADUCTION All Year | No working Time | Free Entrance Gradski stadion “Aldo Drosina”, eng. Aldo Drosina Stadium is a home of football (soccer). It is very close to city center, 5 – 10 min. walking distance. It has seating capacity 8,923 seats. It is named after football player and coach from Pula, Aldo Drosina. Aldo Drosina Stadium is home ground for NK Istra 1961, NK Istra and sometimes a home pitch for friendly matches of Croatian National Football Team. The name of the fan club (home support group) is Demoni Pula (1992.) placed on the North part of the Stadium. If you have a ticket for North side, try to learn one of the fan songs: ”Noći Istarske, zovu me i prate gdje god krenem ja, pjesme daleke još u meni žive ko nekada“. What is interesting that it is multi -use stadium, so you will find fitness, restaurants, bars, shops, and many other interesting things around Stadium.  Get your ticket and get ready to scream and shout and let it all out. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-05-14T12:52:06+00:00 By |Pula-Pola, Things to do|

BIRTHPLACE OF THE TRANSLATOR OF THE BIBLE INTO LATIN – ZRENJ

ISTRIADUCTION All Year| No Working Time | Free Entrance Aproximately 10km from Oprtalj, going up hill you will come to a small place call Zrenj. According to some historical sources Zrenj is the birthplace of St. Jerome (347-420 yr.), Saint and translator of the Bible into Latin. In the center of Zrenj is the church of St. Jurja with a bell tower, from which you can see most of the central Istria. Every year in August is held the International Meeting of accordion, where accordionists from Italy, Slovenia and Croatian meet and performe. Zrenj and nearby villages are famous for their farmhouse restaurants and hunting. Enjoy the local food, comfortable accommodation and natural beauty of the area. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-05-17T11:59:27+00:00 By |Oprtalj-Portole, Sights|

SENTONA´S TRAIL RABAC – LABIN

ISTRIADUCTION All Year | No Working Time | Free Entrance Sentonina staza ( eng. Sentona´s trail) with the fresh scent of laurel and pine, the patron goddes of travelers, Sentonia reveals the most beautiful protected landscape of the area. This goddess will take you back to your childhood and the forgotten landscapes from your imaginations. Fairy groves intersected by streams and rapids, over crossed with seven bridges. The Pećina stream waterfalls overflow through the windling tuff barriers. Sentonina staza (Sentona´s trail) Labin – Rabac is lenght 2.4km. Have fun! MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-05-15T10:35:12+00:00 By |Labin, Nature|

THE OLDEST QUARRY IN ISTRIA – CAVAE ROMANAE

ISTRIADUCTION All Year| No Working Time | Free Entrance You are about to enter the oldest quarry in Istria, used as early as Antiquity, called Cavae Romanae. It has extraordinary acoustics so sing and shout and let it all out. Stone blocks extracted from the oldest quarry in Istria were used to build some of the most magnificent structures, one of the most famous one is Arena, Pula. Try to find out how Arena, Pula was build. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-05-15T10:26:08+00:00 By |Medulin, Sights|

RUINS OF DVIGRAD

ISTRIADUCTION All Year| No Working Time | Free Entrance Due to frequent epidemics of malaria and plague, the Dvigrad was abandoned. The church in Kanfanar, nearby village, still keeps the pulpit from St. Sophia Church in Dvigrad, with a relief depicting St. Sophia two towns in her hand. The remains of Dvigrad were attractive to popular actor Jackie Chan who shot there attractive action scenes for movie “God's Armor”. Explore and testify to the fall of the one-time important Istrian town. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-05-15T10:15:52+00:00 By |Kanfanar, Sights|