Get to know Brtonigla

Today the town of Brtonigla-Verteneglio, which is also the centre of the Brtonigla-Verteneglio commune, is famous for its diligent winemakers, olive growers and as member of the Italian association “Città del vino”. The tourist slogan of Brtonigla-Verteneglio is “small town of great discoveries” because along with the usual tourist offer guests can enjoy famous folk festivals explore karst caves, tour typical rural settlements of stone houses, go hunting or enjoy gathering mushrooms and asparagus.

Brtonigla-Verteneglio is also the centre of the Local democracy academy of the Council of Europe, and during the summer hosts the International summer art school Hortus Niger. Hortus Niger was the name of this town in Roman times, which surely derives from the colour of soil. The feast on St. Roch’s Day, celebrated on August 16, is one of the greatest folk festivities in Istria.

Praises from abroad to Istria

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Producing Region

  • 20 Best World Destionations 10 Best Summer Trips

  • Best of Europe: Top 15 Food & Wine Destionations

  • Best Life Changing Trips

  • Top 10 Off the Path Wine Regions

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

  • Destionation Award 2013 Beach Holidays

The reputation of Istria has continues in 2014, as one of the world's top destinations after receiving numerous awards from leading travel guides like Lonely Planet and National Geographic Traveler. The Istrian peninsula is further praised by most tourist guides and journalists

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