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E – BIKE RIDE FROM PULA TO HUM – DRAGUĆ – CEROVLJE

ISTRIADUCTION April| Free Entrance Early in the morning, we boarded the train with electric bikes to head for Hum. The ticket is bought on the train for the bike and for the passengers so everything took place on the train. The train normally has a bicycle wagon, but in our case it didn't, but they allowed us to put the bicycles on the train. The price of the train varies depending on where you go, but up to 7 € is a trip for a person to Hum and the bike is charged extra. At the station in Hum we are waiting for the uphill toward the smallest town in the world, about 10 minutes of a steep drive. Arriving in Hum, you have to see a beautiful view from the hill on the panorama of Istria, the old town of Hum, and its local shops. We also visited the newly opened distillery and rested a bit in the shade after tasting the local Biska. After Hum we headed towards the beautiful Kotli, a long descent to this natural attraction was waiting for us. We parked our bikes and tied up to get

2024-02-13T10:50:35+00:00By |Pula-Pola, Things to do|

ART GALLERY “PET KULA” IN MOTOVUN

ISTRIADUCTION April| Free Entrance The Pet Kula Gallery is a gallery located right after the gate of Motovun on the left in the building of the communal palace. We visited the annual exhibition of the Association of Photographers Fotovun called four seasons. The combination of wood and stone galleries is a modern place with a beautiful view of the Motovun and Mirna valley. During the year, the gallery presents various works of art, socializing, education, and exhibitions of various authors. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2024-02-13T10:57:06+00:00By |Free, Motovun-Montona, Pets, Things to do|

AQUARIUM PULA WEALTH OF THE SEA

ISTRIADUCTION February | Pay per Entrance Aquarium Pula is a beautiful attraction located in the tourist part of the town of Pula, Verudela. On arrival, we came across a parking lot for both cars and bicycles. The Aquarium is located in the old Austro-Hungarian fortress, which is more than 130 years old, thus bringing together the sea and military history of the city of Pula. The fort itself was created on several floors with a scout at the very top where you can see the Pješčana Uvala, Fratarski island, and the whole part around the fort. At the entrance, there is a fan shop where you can buy souvenirs or other products related to the sea, Pula, and the aquarium. Upon entering we came across several outdoor pools containing crabs and colorful sea fish. The aquarium itself has a concept that covers not only the Adriatic Sea but also other water experiences. Get to know the aquatic world of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, tropical beauties and, in addition to salt, they also have freshwater content along the North Sea. The efforts that the employees of Aquarium Pula contribute to the maintenance and development

2024-02-13T11:36:40+00:00By |Pets, Pula-Pola, Things to do, |

LOW TIDE ON ŠIŠAN COAST NEAR LIŽNJAN

ISTRIADUCTION February | Free Entrance In February, the roads of Šišan have a beautiful natural retreat of sea levels on the coast or low tide. The role of the Moon and the influence of gravitational forces on the Earth is the withdrawal of water masses (sea) and such scenes can be seen on the coast. Along the coast of Šišan you can see how the sea receded and left on the "dry" coast and thus extended the beaches. The road along the coast can be driven by car and even from the car, you can take photos of bays, cliffs, and panoramas of Šišan. The road connects Šišan and Ližnjan so that there is a two-way entrance or exit from the coast. Walking along the coast there are many seaweeds, snails, and even some fish that stay dry. Feel free to return it to the sea if it is not a problem to approach the fish because the rocks are sharp. Kala Bay is mixed with stones and sand and it mostly shows the influence of low tide on the appearance of the bay. Šišan bays are mostly a combination of pebbles and

2024-02-13T11:37:53+00:00By |Free, Ližnjan-Lisignano, Nature, Pets|

ISTRIAN STEAK IN KONOBA KAŽUN IN PULA

ISTRIADUCTION December | Free Entrance ISTRIAN STEAK IN KONOBA KAŽUN IN PULA Tavern Kažun is located along the roundabout in Šijana when entering the city of Pula. In front of the tavern, there is a parking lot which is not charged for carefree parking of your car. The view of the tavern itself is interesting because the entrance itself was created in the style of Kažun - Istrian round field shelters, built in the technique of drywall, made of natural stone. The tavern itself exudes a pleasant atmosphere with various elements from the culture of Istrian customs. At the entrance, you can see tools and accessories from Istrian vineyards, folk costumes, bukaleta, and an open and closed fireplace. They offer a variety of fish, meat, homemade pasta, and desserts. The star of the story is a grilled Istrian steak served with mushrooms and chard. Such a steak is a combination of pork fillet, prosciutto, and cheese combined with olive oil and spices. The ambiance in the tavern is warm, although it is located near the main road, no traffic is felt because it is surrounded by olive trees and a yard. An additional

2024-02-13T11:38:57+00:00By |Free, Gastro, Pula-Pola, |

LARGE PORTIONS IN TAVERN BANI NEAR PAZIN

ISTRIADUCTION September| Free Entrance Not far from Pazin, there is a tavern Bani on the hill above Pazin. With a view of Lindar and large parking, the place is ideal for an escape from the crowds and tasting traditional food in the heart of Istria. Before entry, you will see a large court where you can sit outside in a covered place or in a tavern inside next to the fireplace. In the offer, there is Istrian prosciutto, cheese all possible pasta from gnocchi, ravioli and pljukanci. In the end, various pancakes are offered and homemade brandy is not to be missed. Tips: They also have gluten-free and vege dishes offer. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2024-02-13T11:39:42+00:00By |Free, Gastro, Pazin, |

GROŽNJAN – ART CITY FULL OF GALLERIES WITH ASTONISH VIEW

ISTRIADUCTION September| Free Entrance Grožnjan is the city of art, music, and good vibes. This medieval town offers an amazing view of surrounding Istrian villages, Mirna, and the nature of Istria. Walkthrough the old town of Grožnjan and explore the art experience of local artists. Tips: Before the old town there is the photo point to the old town panorama. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2024-02-13T11:41:09+00:00By |Free, Grožnjan-Grisignana, Pets, Sights, |

FESTIVAL OF CHEESE AND GOATS IN SVETVINČENAT

ISTRIADUCTION September| Free Entrance Two days festival of cheese and goats in Svetvinčenat with local experience from Istria. In the center of Svetvinčenat, you can taste various cheeses: Goat milk cheese, sheep milk cheese, and cow milk cheese. In front of the castle of Morosini Grimani you can relax, buy and taste the best cheese of the Festival, the Champion of the festival. After cheese tasting, there was a Selection of Miss and Mister Goat. There you can take a photo with friendly goats, feed them and touch them. Tips: Try beer Kampanjola it's the local beer from Savičenta. :) MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2024-02-13T11:42:19+00:00By |Free, Gastro, Pets, Svetvinčenat, Things to do, |

TAVERN WITH TRUFFLE DISHES IN GRADINJE NEAR LIVADE

ISTRIADUCTION September| Free Entrance Amazing truffle dishes in Gradinje near Livade is the best way to taste local gastro star, Truffle. In front of the tavern is a huge parking place with a shade above the parking lot to leave your car safe. After the first view of the house where is placed tavern we found the perfect place on the terrace. The locals told us to try truffle with meat and pasta. We ordered Rampsteak with truffle and the gnocchi with chopped truffle above all and it was delicious. Very friendly staff offered us sweet and the local grappa. Tips: You can go with the dog, the tavern is dog friendly (terrace) MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2024-02-13T11:43:01+00:00By |Free, Gastro, Oprtalj-Portole, Pets, |

WHITE TRUFFLE HUNT IN MOTOVUN FOREST

ISTRIADUCTION September| Free Entrance Early in the morning, we met in the Motovun forest to embark on another season of white truffle hunting. After the gathering and coffee, we were assigned an official hunter from the Istrian Truffle Association, who showed us the way where his dogs will go hunting. The hunter took with him two beautiful dogs Lotu and Bibu who are extremely trained and obedient and we immediately fell in love with them. While we were walking through the Motovun forest, our group of truffles passed a handful of information related to the story of truffles. It was rumored why the Motovun forest and its land bring one of the most important habitats of white truffles in the world. After the introductory speech, we were already lucky that Biba sniffed the first truffle, and immediately the action started and digging with a specialized spatula "Vanga" and finding a smaller specimen of white truffle. The delicate smell of fresh white truffles "attracted" visitors to smell the most expensive type of mushroom in the world. Truffle additionally described to us the structure of truffles and the rules after finding truffles. After a few

2024-02-13T14:50:33+00:00By |Free, Motovun-Montona, Pets, Things to do|