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.
Christmas & New Year programs
In December, Rovinj turns into a true Christmas fairy-tale. In fact, Christmas Magic and its numerous events cater to all tastes. There will be the ice skating rink, live music, concerts, exhibitions, gourmet offer on the square, creative workshops, films at the cinema, theatre shows, etc.
9-26 December 2017 Marshall Tito Square: Ice skating rink in Rovinj
11-15 December 2017 Coworking Rovinj-Rovigno: Christmas Workshops Faro11
11 December at 18.00 – Making holiday candles (taught by Fiorenza Šaban)
12 December at 18.00 h – I pad workshop – making and printing digital Christmas cards for all ages (taught by Slavko Vukmanov Šimokov)
13 December at 18.00 – Christmas decorations workshop (taught by Fiorenza Šaban)
14 December at 18.00 – Christmas bauble workshop (taught by Jelena Petranović)
15 December at 18.00 – Floral Art – Christmas wreath making workshop (taught by Danijela Dragić)
16 December 2017 19.30 MMC: Rovinj Brass Orchestra, concert
18.00 Valbruna Hall: Dance performance of Majorettes Association of Rovinj
16-18 December 2017 Italian Community 10.00-12.00; 16.00-18.00: 10th Christmas Fair
18 December 2017 Marshall Tito Square: Christmas trees of generosity
18 December 2017- 1 January 2018 Obala Pina Budicina: Rovinj's winter delicacies
23 December 2017 – 1 January 2018 and 6 January 2018 Marshall Tito Square: Holidays at the Batana House: At the Table, Enjoying the Music
27-30 December 2017 Rovinj Music Festival
31 December 2017 New Year`s Eve
Aperitif Bar Circolo: Le feste in terasa del Circolo
Cafe Cinema: live music, coffee&cake festival
Bacchus Bar: live music
Grad Rovinj-Rovigno, POU Grada Rovinja-Rovigno, TZ Rovinj-Rovigno
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"December in Pula" brings to the citizens of Pula and their guests as many as 200 events at 50 locations. Even this year, the rich programme of the traditional event "December in Pula - Dicembre in città" offers to the people of Pula and the growing number of visitors a multitude of cultural and entertainment events, programmes and concerts.
Pula and its guests are going to welcome the new 2018 at the Forum Square with Prljavo kazalište, accompanied by The Night Express and DJ Plexi.
The event is always a special treat for the youngest with more than 85 programmes. The town promenade transformed into a "Magic Forest" will host numerous programmes for children. Even Santa Claus will move to Pula for this purpose and place his temporary home in the promenade's central part. He will be accompanied by Mrs Claus and the Elves. A multitude of entertainment, dancing and singing programmes will take place every day, making the holiday season in the centre of Pula the most entertaining park in December.
This year's novelty is the ice-skating park at the Kralj Tomislav Square, where ice skaters will be able to welcome the "Little New Year" at noon, accompanied by the Gelato sisters band.
"December in Pula" will last for as long as 32 days, during which everyone will be able to find something for themselves. More about the programme and the schedule of events can be found at e www.prosinacupuli.hr.
Exhibition of erotic works by Predrag Spasojević
Predrag Spasojević (1959 - 2010) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of professor Miroslav Šutej. A versatile artist, he is the author of a number of tourist and theatrical logos and posters, the Pula Film Festival, wine labels, and his interests spread from painting and graphic design to interior design.
That the domestic squid really is a truly delicious morsel, gourmets shall be persuaded durnig the Days of adriatic squid all over the restaurants on North-west Istria. They will, at affordable prices, offer full course menus based on adriatic squid, all in combination with local wines i olive oils of highest quality.
This gourmet manifestation, apart from presenting an additional motive for visiting North-west Istria at the time of Christmas holidays, is endeavoring to valorize remarkable squid from the Adriatic Sea, which is hunted just in winter period. It intends to raise awareness of their value in the kitchen and encourage caterers to devise new and creative recipes based on this sea food.
From a cheap, almost despised food, squid are on the Adriatic coast in the last half century turned into a favorite specialty. They have a delicate taste of the sea and are an exquisite medium for different flavors. They can be treated aggressively, with vinegar, hot peppers and aromatic herbs, and gently, with a few drops of lemon and a bit of chives.
Enjoy your meal!
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