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  • Medieval Nights at the Castle

    28.06.2017 - 06.09.2017

    Svetvinčenat, Kaštel Morosini-Grimani

    Kaštel Morosini-Grimani

    Historical Association Kaštel from Svetvinčenat organizes the play "Medieval nights in the castle" which will be held during the summer season.

    The shows are performed in the Morosini-Grimani Castle and last approximately 60 minutes. The program includes a knights' tournament, the burning of witches, an interesting catapult firing competition and a fire show - where knights fight with flaming torches at night.

    After the show, visitors will be able to visit the castle where the square tower particularly stands out and from which a beautiful view over the town and over the exhibition of replicas of medieval weapons in the Grimanijev tron Gallery can be seen. There will also be stands of local exhibitors with a variety of products. Visitors can perpetuate their arrival at the photo checkpoint or even try their hand at archery.

    Ticket price for adults is 80 kn and for children from 5-12 years of age is 50 kn, while children under 5 years old have free admission to the play.
    Come to the show and experience a return to the Middle Ages in one night.

    Dates od the show:
    28.06., 05.07., 12.07., 17.07., 26.07., 31.07. at 20:30
    09.08., 16.08., 23.08., 30.08. at 20:00
    06.09. at 19:30

    » Medieval Nights at the Castle
    » Virtual tour in Svetvinčent

    Info:

    Povijesna udruga Kaštel
    +385 (0)92 285 7610,+385 98 644 685
    udrugakastel2013@gmail.com

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  • Lavender Day

    01.07.2017

    Pekici (Svetvinčenat)


    A Mediterranean plant that has grown in Istria since times immemorial, lavender is highly appreciated for its medicinal and aromatherapeutic properties. Svetvinčenat invites you to learn more about lavender and its many products, decorations and essential oils. Lavender Day is a whole-day event. It begins with an organized tour of the lavender fields at Pekici, followed by the opening of the fair and a performance by the Svetvinčenat Cultural and Performing Society. Meet lavender growers at the presentation of products made from lavender and medicinal herbs, as well as other indigenous Istrian products. An art workshop and a terracotta workshop will be organized for children.

    Info:

    TZ Svetvinčenat
    Svetvinčenat 20 T.: +385 (0)52 560 349
    info@tz-svetvincenat.hr

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  • Istrian Pasta Festival

    01.07.2017 - 02.07.2017

    Žminj

    Gastronomic event


    Gastronomic event

    After wine, olive oil, Istrian dried ham and cheese, it’s also time for traditional pasta dishes from Istria. The event to take place in Žminj will highlight pasta's rightful place in Istrian cuisine. The aim of promoting and holding this event is to preserve and foster the local tradition and encourage the protection and valorisation of indigenous pasta. The event provides support to local manufacturers in their efforts to preserve indigenous pastas and in their creativity to develop new products.

    The food event will be held in Zat Kaštela Square behind the old Church of Saint Michael, under the old chestnut trees, and it will seek to unite the traditional with the modern in Istrian cuisine. Come to the rustic stalls and the kitchen decorated especially for this occasion, to the pleasant surroundings lit with lampions and candles. Come and enjoy yourselves, taste and buy pasta, sauces and cheese.

    The rich and diverse programme - from the food show to workshops on how to make pasta, from children's workshops to a presentation of new and old recipes - is sure to satisfy every visitor. You might find a novelty dish by the top masters or learn one of their secrets, or maybe you’ll come up with a new idea of your own, one you will fall in love with and use in your own kitchen.

    » www.festivalpaste.com

    Info:

    TZ Žminj
    Čakavska kuća bb, 52341 Žminj T. +385 (0)52 846 792
    info@istria-zminj.com

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  • Olderšova

    04.07.2017 - 05.07.2017

    Pazinski Novaki (Cerovlje)

    Traditional religious celebration and folk festival


    Traditional religious celebration and folk festival

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  • Žminjska štuorija srijedom - Stories of Žminj on Wednesdays

    05.07.2017 - 20.09.2017

    Žminj


    Every Wednesday you can enjoy in the Stories of Žminj - Žminjska štuorija

    Program:
    Žminj Tour
    Free guided sighteseeing of Žminj
    Departure: 10:00 o'clock in front of the Muncipality of Žminj Tourist Board
    Sightseeing tour duration: 1 hour
    Visit to churches: 5,00 HRK  

    Small Žminj fair
    Traditional products, souvenirs of Istria and handmade products fair
    09:00 - 14:00 o' clock

    Latus Open day
    Gornji Orbanići 12/D Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 - 16:00 o' clock
    Each hour there is organized tasting (starter: joghurt, 5 types of cheese, Istrian malvasia, dessert: cow curd)  
    Price per person: 75,00 HRK

    Info:

    TZ Žminj
    Čakavska kuća bb T. +385 (0)52 846 792
    info@istria-zminj.com

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  • Armonike zad Kastela - Accordions Behind the Castle

    08.07.2017

    Žminj, Kaštel (Castle)

    23rd encounter of self-taught accordion players

    Kaštel (Castle)

    23rd encounter of self-taught accordion players

    If you ever pass near Žminj on the second Saturday in July, than you should not miss the meeting of Istrian self-taught accordions players, officially named 'Accordions at Kastel' and unofficially 'The wedding of accordions'.

    This meeting is not competitive and the only prizes are applauses and ovations of the public, which is always present in a large number here in Žminj. On that day it is possible to hear from the Kastel the sounds of polka and to see waltz and 'balun', the Istrian wheel dance. According to the tradition, the concert should be officially opened with the performance of one local musician, while the end is being left to the debutants. Seen that most of the musicians already became 'local stars', and that they are also frequent guests at the weddings and parties, people usually welcome them with great applause and ovations.
    The end of the official part of the program is celebrated with the performance of a group of about forty accordions, which is the usual number of the participants, but that is not all because the party continues till the early morning with the local songs and performances.

    Info:

    Općina Žminj
    T. +385 (0)52 846618
    opcina-zminj@pu.t-com.hr

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  • Alpe Adria Oberkrainer fest

    15.07.2017 - 16.07.2017

    Oprtalj-Portole

    Performance of folklore orchestras


    Performance of folklore orchestras

    If you decide to visit Oprtalj, the highest Istrian town in mid July, when Alpe Adria Folk Festival breathes life into the Medieval streets and nearby hillocks overlooking central Istria and the valley of the river of Mirna, a combination of polkas and waltzes from Istria and the Alps will delight your heart and soul.

    Apart from the notes of traditional musical instruments, Oprtalj is also home to the fair of black truffle and homemade products, further enhanced by a visual arts exhibition and entertaining and sports activities organized by the townsfolk. This historical town will be visited by performers from different regions: Istria, northern parts of Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, southern Germany-all countries nurturing the joyful musical tradition of the Alps. For over a decade, the Oprtalj audience has been welcoming the big stars, international folk orchestras and young accordion and trumpet players with equal enthusiasm. The boundaries and years break down before the desire to preserve the folk tradition written in the melodies and songs of the mountain dwellers.

    Apart from the musical tradition, the simultaneously held fair of the black truffle and agricultural products simply tempts you to sample all the flavours. The alluring smell of aphrodisiac mushrooms growing in the Mirna valley like jewels hidden beneath the ground entices you to try them in olive oil, honey, cakes or authentic Istrian specialties.

    Once the last strokes of polka and waltz fade away, there will be a promotional tasting of truffle omelettes, called fritaje in the Istrian dialect, with industrious cooks also offering homemade pasta fuži and pljukanci or Istrian meat specialties paired with a drop of exquisite Istrian wines.

    Info:

    TZ Oprtalj
    Matka Laginje 21, Oprtalj T.: +385 (0)52 644 150
    info@istria-oprtalj.com

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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.

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