• Sjećanja izvezena u Balama - Memories embroidered in Bale

    29.03.2018 - 22.07.2018

    Bale-Valle, MMC Ulika

    Exhibition of traditional handicrafts

    MMC Ulika

    Exhibition of traditional handicrafts

    Women's handicrafts in Istria are primarily reflected in the decoration of usable textile items.
    Usable objects were simply decorated with a monochrome connection in accordance with the economic circumstances of the late 19th and early 20th century. And it is this period that the interesting exhibition taking place in the town of Bale covers. Items once owned by Bale families convey deep social values that have been kept for generations, thus representing a common cultural heritage.

    Women from Bale used to decorate towels, bed linen, nightgowns and underwear, children's clothes, ornaments for kitchen hoods and curtains. The lack of free time and financial means limited the ornaments to the "necessary", but there was not a girl who did not prepare her wedding trousseau, beginning with bed linen and the "buon giorno" towel should there be need of a sudden visit from a doctor, extending to the "sugaman dei morti" used to cover their dearly beloved and honouring the deceased and the whole family.

    The manual work of Istrian women, apart from functionality, followed the yearly and daily cycle of customs to a greatest extent. This thread is also followed in this exhibition. The technical and aesthetic simplicity of the exhibited items presented, tell the tale of a difficult, laborious life and the power of folk art that goes beyond everyday life, becoming part of history.

    Nuns taught young girls their embroidery skills. Along with work in the field, helping in the home and learning at school, it was also necessary for them to learn how to embroider in order to prepare their own trousseau.

    Preparation of the trousseau and wedding
    One of the breaking moments in each girl's life was marriage. Girls would prepare for that day from the earliest age. They had to prepare the "every day" bed linen and at least one other ceremonial set for the first wedding night, of course. Towels were used mainly during doctor's visits or during childbirth or in case of illness, and were therefore specially adorned. The wealth of the trousseau was reflected in the number of objects and the elaboration of the decoration on them. The most common was white embroidery using a flat stitch and a cross stitch to create initials and the inscription "Buon giorno" on the towels. Although less often, lace was made using a knitting, unfolding technique or bought lace was sewn onto a canvas. Although there were earlier cases, especially in wealthy families, from the mid 20th century a girl’s dowry was paid by her parents.


    EMI & ZT Bale
    rg istarskog razvoda 1, Pazin +385 (0)52 622 220

  • 10th Rovinj Spring Jazz Festival

    22.05.2018 - 25.05.2018

    Rovinj-Rovigno, Multimedijalni centar (Multimedia Centre)

    Multimedijalni centar (Multimedia Centre)


    22 May 2018 at 9 p.m. Kristian Terzić band feat. Timo Lassy

    23 May 2018 at 9 p.m. Tamara Obrovac Quartet

    24 May 2018 at 8 p.m. Vedran Ružić - Spiritual Market, at 10 p.m. Elvis Stanić & Alba Načinović Quintet

    25 May 2018 at 9 p.m. Jazzistra Orchestra & Lela Kaplowitz    

    Entrance: 50,00 Kuna                                      

  • Dvigrad Outdoor Weekend

    26.05.2018 - 27.05.2018


    Trekking & trail races

    Trekking & trail races

    If you would like to have an active spring weekend and are a bit stuck for ideas? Or maybe you are an active runner in search of an exciting race? The Alba Sport and Recreation Club organises its Dvigrad Outdoor Weekend running event in the area of Kanfanar and its surrounding area on 26th and 27th May.

    You will be able to experience the beauty of the medieval city of Dvigrad along with your orientation skills in the Ultra or Challenger categories, and for beginners there is the Light category.
    All of them are trekking categories, so that moving around with the map will take you through the most stunning parts of Kanfanar and reveal the hidden treasures of central Istria.

    Ultra is some 40 km long, whilst those participants who are more expert in orientation will pass through around 25 km in the Challenger race.
    Since this year's event has expanded throughout the weekend, on the second day a trail for those with excess energy together with lovers of classic running without maps will take place. On the 10 km race, you will not have to worry about maps and compasses; instead you will have a chance to sightsee the nature and enjoy an active day on the marked trail.

    Races are intended for everyone, both for masters and more passionate runners, so do not think your physical preparation can be an excuse for that weekend.
    The organisers will provide refreshment points throughout the race, whilst you can charge your energy at the finish with a hot meal. The best competitors will win sponsor's awards, whilst every competitor will get an official race T-shirt. All information about the race is available on our web page, and enrolments can be done via and will be open from the beginning of February.

    Prepare your compasses for this spring adventure and let your hosts introduce you to the most beautiful parts of their region. See you under the walls of Dvigrad.

    Saturday 26.05.
    Dvigrad trek
    Ultra 40 km
    Challenger 25 km
    Light 10 km

    Sunday 27.05.
    Kanfanar trail
    10 km
    Family orientation Kanfanar


    SRK Alba
    Presika 51a, Labin

  • RoVWinj 2018


    Rovinj-Rovigno, Gradsko središte

    Exhibition of oldtimer VW vehicles

    11,00 - 14,30 h

    Gradsko središte
    Obala Pina Budicina

    Exhibition of oldtimer VW vehicles

  • Tastes of our fields


    Rovinj-Rovigno, Trg maršala Tita (Marshal Tito Square)

    Trg maršala Tita (Marshal Tito Square)

    The event includes a presentation of seasonal agricultural products, incentives for the development of agriculture in local areas, introducing the guests to the traditional production and processing methods of agricultural products. The aim is to introduce the guests to the tastes and scents of traditional groceries using traditional buffets and gastronomic corners.


    Udruga Agrorovinj
    052 812-436

  • Nikola Tesla EV Rally

    03.06.2018 - 05.06.2018

    Rovinj-Rovigno, Gradsko središte (Town centre)

    Electric Vehicle Rally

    Gradsko središte (Town centre)

    Electric Vehicle Rally

    This rally is the first rally exclusively held for electric vehicles in this part of Europe and the only in the world of this type. The rally is being held for the fith year in a row and it has international character, as  there are participants from abroad: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway,Netherlands, Slovenia, the USA and Canada, but also from Croatia. In several days the partecipants will pass through several beautiful towns in Croatia, starting in Rovinj and finishing in Zagreb.

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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.