ROČ USED TO BE IMPORTANT CROATIAN LITERACY,PRINTING AND PUBLISHING CENTRES-BASED ON THE OLDEST CROATIAN ALPHABET,GLAGOLJICA

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 0-24h | Free Entrance Roč was established in prehistoric times as a settlement. The fortification was built in the Middle Ages and was mentioned for the first time in a written document in 1064. From the 12th to 15th century Roč developed into an urban settlement. Until 20th century Roč was one of the most important Croatian literacy, printing and publishing centres-based on the oldest Croatian alphabet, called „glagoljica“. In Roč the first Croatian printed book Milas from 1483 was prepared for printing according Duke Novaks Missla from 1368, which has kept in Nugla at that time. Hence, in Roč Tourist office there is a replica of Gutenbergs printing press. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-09-20T11:14:52+00:00 By |Buzet, Sights|

RAILWAY STATION – PULA

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: as per schedule | Ticket Railway station Pula build in 1876 was under the authority of Austria, Italy and Slovenia until 1991. when they are under the Croatia Railway. It was connected with local shipyard Uljanik in 1878., 1,3 km of railway. The traffic was significantly increase and in 1884. it was transported over 34t of cargo. Railway was very good connected with Trieste and Vienna. There was also a „green train“ to Slovenia. In 1904. Pula Railway Station was connected with city center with tram. Railway to shipyard Uljanik still exist today but tram doesn't. Today you can find on the railway station caffe-bar and pizzeria. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-09-06T07:40:26+00:00 By |Pula-Pola, Sights|

TRUE CONSTRUCTION MIRACLE PULA’S MARKETPLACE

ISTRIADUCTION All Year | Working time: 07-22h | Free Entrance The Pula Market is a true construction miracle and one of the most beautiful examples of the Secession architecture. It was built with new materials, iron and glass. Its original function has been retained. Following the erection of the Pula Arsenal in the mid 19th century, a fast and numerous construction of various structures began. The Pula market was erected at the time, a true construction miracle and one of the most beautiful examples of the Secession. Located in the centre of Pula, the erection of the indoor part of the market began in 1902. It was officially opened on 18 October 1903. Modern materials such as iron and glass were used for the first time in the construction of the Pula market. The walls of this unique Secession structure consist of almost exclusively semi-circular constructive iron bearers manufactured in the Witkovice Ironworks, and glass surfaces, naturally. The ground- and first floor premises were spacious and functional. The fishmonger's was on one side of its ground floor, while the ice-storage was placed on the other. Fruit and vegetables were sold on the first floor, which

2018-08-24T06:57:18+00:00 By |Pula-Pola, Sights|

CASTLE BELAJ – HISTORICAL HERITAGE

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 12-23h, except Monday | Free Entrance Castle Belaj (Bellai) estate contains: Castle(XVI century);Left annex with history of presence there of court, prison and the wine cellar (XIX century); right annex, where the stables and management room of the estate; historical vineyard of 11 hectares, which surrounds the estate. Excellent benefits of the soil and microclimate of the hill were recognised in the XVII. century when the cultivation of olives and grapevines started. At that time wine production was focused on delivering great wines to Vienna and Bordeaux. Nowadays Belaj is the only Château in Croatia with a lengthy history and traditions of winemaking. It's a registered Historical Heritage Two Families - Two Wineries - One Estate Dvorac Belaj: Dvorac Belaj winery established in 2011 by Belay family. From that on we produce wine only from the historical Vineyard around the property. First Vintages are produced with the help of Gianfranko Kozlovic and Ivica Matosevic winemaking craftwork. From 2016 production is fully moved into Belaj cellars. Every year Dvorac Belaj wines brings Golden and Silver medals from Decanter and Vinistra wine competitions. For more info about the winery: www.dvoracbelaj.com Podrum Belaj: Podrum Belaj winery is established in 1998 by Ivic family. The history of winemaking in

2018-08-22T06:35:37+00:00 By |Cerovlje, Gastro, Sights|

ELEGANT WALK THROUGH ISTRIAN HOLLYWOOD IN DRAGUĆ

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | No Working time| Free Entrance Did you know that Draguć is known as a place where numerous films have been made in which it played the part of middle ages cities. Draguć was Florence in a movie Libertas,  La Femme Musketeer with Nastassa Kinski i Gerard Depardieu, Melita and more.  Take a walk through Draguć with elegant B&W tone and met friendly people. Tips: because bar is closed after 20:00h try to get there before if you want to drink something. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-05-05T06:47:52+00:00 By |Cerovlje, Sights|

AUGUSTUS TEMPLE AND THE FORUM SQUARE IN PULA

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 0-24h | Free Entrance Forum is a central square of ancient Pula build during the 1st century BC. It is located in the western part of the town. The Temple of Augustus is a Roman building, built during the early ages of the Empire. Its decoration reflects the Late Hellenistic influence. Today you can find on the Forum Square, City  Hall, Turist Board and lots of restaurants and bars. During summer period on the central square you can enjoy drinking cold beer and watching street exhibitions. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-04-23T08:08:54+00:00 By |Pula-Pola, Sights|

WALK THROUGH OLDTOWN STREETS TO VISIT ST. EUFEMIA CHURCH IN ROVINJ

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year| No Working time | Free Entrance Walkthrough old streets of Rovinj and get lost in the old town or have a glass of wine by the sea. There you can find many narrow streets with artistic spirit. There are many artistic souvenirs shops, bars, and taverns but we want to get up on that hill where is placed church of St. Eufemia. There is an interesting story about this church more on:  http://www.inforovinj.com/eng/rovinj/znamenje/legenda-sv-eufemija.asp Tips: When you already in Rovinj try to make a photo near Batana. Batana is the traditional Rovinj's fishing wooden boat from 4 to 8.5 meters with flat bottom that enables navigation and fishing in shallow water. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-10-05T12:40:06+00:00 By |Rovinj-Rovigno, Sights|

BEAUTIFULL SMALL VILLAGE CALLED GOLOGORICA NEAR PAZIN

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 0-24h | Free Entrance   Before you enter the main gate you will notice on your right side gate build in 1759. Once you enter the village you will see in front of you the Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul from the 17th century. Standing on the square, in front of the Parish Church, on your left side you will note the most interesting building in Gologorica. This was the house of De Franceschi family and was built in 1711.On the hilltop going back from main gate, on the left side you will also see the smaller Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary dating back to the Romanesque period. It houses Gothic frescoes made around 1400. Gologorica is also known for the agritourism Gologoricki Dol that is located in Lukacici in the Gologoricki Dol (Gologorica Valley). http://www.istriago.net/agritourism-dol-sets-standards-rural-tourism-gologoricki-dol/   MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-02-07T10:40:16+00:00 By |Cerovlje, Sights|

LOCALS BRING US TO THE STRONG ENERGY FIELD IN ST. FOŠKA CHURCH NEAR VODNJAN

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | No working time | Free Entrance This spiritual place Saint Foška in Istria is magical. It's situated near the city of Vodnjan, in the middle of the Istrian countryside surrounded by very old olive trees. It's a legend story about that little church with big miracles, and after visiting this place, locals said that miracles have been observed. The local people say, that there is a strong energy field going from Brijuni islands through the sea until to the Foška church. And it's not unusual that you see people are meditating to absorb energy. It's a place where heaven meets earth. We visited this unique church and one thing we can say, spiritual or not, the place touched us and left it's mark. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2017-10-02T06:51:05+00:00 By |Sights, Vodnjan-Dignano|

NEZAKCIJ – HISTORICAL ISTRIAN SETTLEMENT WITH A GLORIOUS PAST

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | No Working time | Free Entrance   Do you know where is Nezakcij? No? Well, it is time to visit and learn something interesting about that little historical place who is located in southern Istria, between the village of Muntić and Valtura, east of Pula. Nezakcij (lat. Nesactium) was an important town in the Istrian history. It was the capital of Histri's tribe. At present this locality represents an archaeological park featuring conserved architectonic remains from the Roman and Late Roman periods. The discovered urns and other objects that were placed into graves as offerings point to several layers of habitation and interment in the period from the 11th century BC until the Roman conquest. Local Histrian goods and luxurious imported items connect Nesactium and Histrian culture, whose center the former represented, with cultures from almost the entire area of the Mediterranean and Central Europe. The Romans had demolished the capital of the Histri after their siege in 177 BC and building a new town on the same location. The town survives the fall of the Roman Empire and the upcoming of the Christianity, but didn't resist the babraric attacks

2018-02-07T10:44:05+00:00 By |Ližnjan-Lisignano, Sights|