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

  • 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.