• The Great War in the Adriatic

    21.09.2017 - 31.12.2018

    Novigrad-Cittanova, Brtonigla-Verteneglio, Gallerion & muzej


    Gallerion & muzej


    The exhibition "The Great War in the Adriatic", usually located at the Gallerion Museum in Cittanova, now also present in the halls of the Brtonigla Museum.
    At the official headquarters of the Gallerion Museum, he exhibited the exhibition about the birth and development of the Austro-Hungarian Navy until the beginning of the First World War, while in the Brtonigla Town Museum with 180 photographic panels and numerous original finds, for the first time in history will be presented in chronological order the naval war in the Adriatic Sea.


    It could have all ended up diff erently. The tourist season of 1914 had been the best until then. Economy was bursting.

    Everyone expected an improvement in the living standards of the lowest social classes in the Monarchy. Instead, the worst possible option, the war, was chosen. The character of the confl ict is well described by its name – the Great War. It lasted four years and left behind 17 million dead and more than 20 million injured without reaching any of the goals set. It happened what nobody among those who had begun it expected. Four big empires have collapsed; the German, the Astro-Hungarian, the Russian and the Turkish. They dissolved into a number of new national states. Some of them were unsustainable geopolitical entities such as newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, predecessor of recently dissolved Yugoslavia that also ended its existence with a war.

    This exhibition aims to present, for the fi rst time in Europe, the Great War at sea in all its aspects. Through this exhibition we are trying to faithfully convey to the public this immanent tragedy through 300 panels and 300 naval models as well as with numerous original objects and documents. The exhibition will be set up at three locations in Cittanova and Brtonigla.

    Naval operations in the Mediterranean and in the Adriatic, despite the preponderance of the Triple Entente fl eet, have been conducted almost until the end of the confl ict. The Adriatic coast remained free of confl ict and has been spared from military invasion until the

    entry of the Italian troops after the armistice. Through the whole war, the Imperial and Royal Navy provided, in spite of all the diff iculties, including the disobedience and rebellion of sailors due to the poor living conditions, social abandonment and national disengagement,

    a reliable defence of the coast and off ered support to own forces at the South Eastern and on South Western theatre of war. After the dissolution of the Empire, its Navy virtually disappeared, while its fellow citizens become citizens of new state entities.

    Eventually, these geopolitical, unhappy and unjust divisions of nations, new frontiers and new spheres of interest, led to a new, even greater tragedy: the Second World War.

    The tradition of the Austro-Hungarian navy has been in some forms preserved in a newly formed Navy of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats then passed on through successor Yugoslavia and then eventually to its successor states. While the golden years of the Austrian

    presence at the sea ended in 1918, its exceptionally rich heritage has survived to this day and can be observed in various ports and port buildings, in high quality shipbuilding, maritime training, nomenclature (especially in the navy), tourism and cultural heritage

    (e.g. the fortifi cation system in Pula). Ports such as Trieste, Pula and Rijeka have developed during the Austria-Hungarian period, and much of modern coastal infrastructure was built during that time. Numerous Adriatic lighthouses, these guardians and caretakers of

    the seaside, sailors’ friends along our coasts and islands, are particularly solemn and mystical witnesses of that era of great captains, sailors and ships, as well as of the glorious navy.

    Taking into account all these circumstances, our desire and our main aim is to set up an International Naval Museum to present and preserve this rich heritage. We believe that only multinational and multi-ethnic representation and interpretation of the past events

    can provide solid foundation on which we can build our future.


    Mlinska 1, Novigrad +385 (0)98 254 279

  • Sole Fish Days

    14.10.2017 - 26.11.2017

    Umag-Umago, Novigrad-Cittanova, Buje-Buie, Brtonigla-Verteneglio

    Gastronomic event

    Gastronomic event

    Repeatedly, north-western Istria captivates guests with its intoxicating tastes and scents, hidden places and events.

    If you are spending time here during the autumn, take the opportunity of trying our wide range of dishes based on sole. This high quality white fish is locally called "švoj", hence the name of the event.

    Lasting almost an entire month, the Sole Fish Days takes place in the many restaurants and wine cellars of Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla. Here you will find three-course meals based on sole, served with quality wine and olive oil from the region.

    The sole has thus become an inspiration, encouraging cooks to try out new creations and combinations. Chefs reach for the stars and let their imagination run wild, raising the gastronomic experience to new levels - all in the name of this noble fish, characteristic of the north-western part of the Istrian peninsula.

    The sole shines in all its glory, bringing a new dimension to the intricate weave of Istrian culinary.
    Enjoy your meal!

  • Open days of agritourisms in Istria

    04.11.2017 - 26.11.2017

    Istra, (Agritourisms in Istria)

    Promotion of rural households and their farms

    (Agritourisms in Istria)

    Promotion of rural households and their farms

    Open days of agritourisms in Istria is organized by AZRRI ltd - Agency for Rural Development of Istria in cooperation with Istrian county agritourisms. The goal is to promote rural households and their farms, along with Istrian gastronomy as a trademark of rural areas. And, in that way surpass regional significance and become an internationally interesting destination. With the revival and expansion of traditional food and product, the offer is slowly returning to the countryside, to the flora and fauna of villages and hospitable rural household owners, much to the delight of the fans of good taste.

    Open days of agritourisms in Istria will be held from 04.11. to 26.11. Saturdays and Sundays only (Saturday at 1 pm Sundays at 1 & 4 pm) and several agritourisms will be included. 

    All information: or

  • Polenta Festival


    Poreč-Parenzo, Trg slobode

    A traditional folk festival accompanied by a rich culture & entertainment program and a gastro offer

    Trg slobode

    A traditional folk festival accompanied by a rich culture & entertainment program and a gastro offer

    Celebrating the feast of St. Maurus, the protector of the city, citizens of Poreč are organizing various commemorative events, and among many is Polenta Festival, with its gastro-entertaining content for all the citizens but also interesting to guests that happen to visit the city in this winter period.

    Program will start on November 21st, at the Freedom Square, with a presentation and tasting of whole variety of polenta-based meals. Apparently simple meals of our fathers combined with very good istrian wines, followed by music and get-together at the Freedom Square will surely make that day an amusing and interesting experience.

    Definitely, this is festive moment, a place of meetings, tastings and reminiscing some of the old dishes, stories and people, but also a chance to come up with some new experiences, so it could be interesting to see and to feel such unusual and alive winter scenery.

  • Open doors days of Konoba Mirna

    21.11.2017 - 26.11.2017

    Istarske Toplice (Livade)

    We invite you to the day of the open doors of Konoba Mirna at Istrian Thermal & Spa.
    We have prepared for you a traditional 3 course menu with a glass of wine with promotional price of 100,00 kuna.

    Traditional Istrian soup with sweet corn
    Gnocchi with Boskarin goulash

    21, 22 and 24 November awaits you with a pleasant atmosphere with live music!
    Join us, try traditional disshes and spend the fall days in the warm setting of our tavern.
    Information and reservations on tel. 052/603-00 or



    Istarske Toplice
    Sveti Stjepan 60, 52 427 Livade +385 (0)52 603 000

  • Our Lady of Good Health


    Istarske Toplice (Livade)


    14:30 - 15:00 Lectures and consultations    
    Paolo Bonas, MD, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation
    "Specific Natural Factors of Istrin Thermal Resort"
    15:00 - 15:30 PHYSICAL THERAPY HALL
    Sabina Antonac, bacc. physioth
    "Presentation of Kaltenborn - Evjenth approach"
    15:30 - 16:00 PHYSICAL THERAPY HALL
    Snježana Gagović, DMD  
    "New methods of maintaining oral cavity hygiene"
    16:00 - 16:30 WELLNESS CENTER
    Ivana Legovic, Eng. of Medical Cosmetology
    AQUA LIFT TERMAL & THE ISTRIAN THERMAL RESORT WATER - Cosmetics based on the healing thermal and mineral water of the Istrian Thermal Resort, the gold medal - Nuernberg 2016, the silver medal - Taipai 2015
    16:30 Gathering under the rock
    Prayer at the Chapel and Prayer of St. Crowns during the procession from the rock to the Chapel in the hotel Mirna
    16:50 Return to the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Health
    17:00 - 18:00 Holy Mass
    18:15 Aperitifs and cakes
    19:00 A festive dinner party with live music in a large hall (guests of the hotel in the restaurant of hotel ''Mirna'')


    Istarske Toplice
    Sveti Stjepan 60, 52 427 Livade +385 (0)52 603 000


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Tourist Board is not responsable for any decision of the organizers to change the terms, participants, programmes and prices or to cancel performances

Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016 and 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.