Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Incantato Welcomes you to Istria!

Istria is the largest peninsula in Croatia and known for its colors: blue seas, white stone and green interior. In this small area, you will come across a wide variety, from an ancient heritage and green, rolling hills to the Adriatic coastline. The peninsula is dotted with tiny towns, some old fishing villages, and other fortified medieval towns in between a hilly landscape. Almost every hill in Istria has a town or village perched on top and each has its own characteristic streets, squares, and churches. Enjoy the local cuisine and savor the famous locally produced olive oil, honey or delicacies from the sea. 

Discover the marks left throughout history by the Celts, Romans, Venetians and all the way up to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. See examples of architecture of Antiquity in Pula, a city that has existed for three thousand years and is Istria's largest urban center. Just like Rome, the town lies on seven hills. Be sure to visit the Amphitheater, a monument dating back to the 1st century AD and initially designed for fighting gladiators. Today, it is a world-famous concert and festival venue.
As the jewel of Istria's unspoiled nature, the Brijuni National Park is a group of 14 islands strung along the coast. This monument of cultural and historical heritage and a veritable treasure trove of nature can be reached by boat from the town of Fazana. 

No comments:

Post a Comment