St. Roch’s festivity

15.08.2019 - 16.08.2019


Folk festivity

Brtonigla especially attracts its numerous domestic and foreign visitors in mid August, when a feast lasting several days is held to celebrate St Roch’s day, who is a patron saint of the town.

What to do at St Roch’s Feast?
For those coming for great food, Brtonigla offers typical Istrian dishes in taverns and agro tourist locations, as well at the street stalls. The local farmers’ produce can be tasted within the folk’s fair where you can see and buy the traditional Istrian artefacts and souvenirs.

The parents don’t have to worry that their youngsters will be bored, as Roccoland children’s corner was specially designed for them.

Those who love sport and recreation can show their competitive spirit at the traditional bicycle race named San Rocco Bike, in the team competition at the flying targets, at the futsal night tournament called St Roch’s Cup, hill walking at the paths in Brtonigla, StandUp Paddle, as well as the traditional Istrian games.

The active day is followed by the entertaining evenings at the city squares, with good food and music to everyone’s taste.

Who those who especially appreciate old customs and traditions, the best day to come at the feast is 16th August, on St Roch’s day, when the holy mass is held along the traditional pageant through the town.


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 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

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.