Get to know Svetvinčenat

The medieval town Svetvinčenat, situated in the south of the central part of Istria, is one of Istrian jewels in which the tourist offer has taken on a new life over last several years, especially through various events which are held in exceptionally attractive historical locations of this little town.

The village of Svetvinčenat is adorned with the renaissance square “Placa” and the castle Morosini-Grimani, one of the best-preserved examples of Venetian architecture in Istria. Among Svetvinčenat’s rich cultural heritage, the remains of the frescoes in the church of St Vincent near the village cemetery, and those in the church of St Catherine stand out.

This extraordinary and unique little town hosts many interesting events that attract visitors and revive the town. In the past several years, Svetvinčenat and its citizens have been actively involved in finding and adding interesting events and creating a rich cultural programme that appeals to a variety of tastes.

The programme begins with the Flower Market in April, followed by the Selection of Miss and Mister Goat in June, while the Cheese Festival takes place in July. Svetvinčenat hosts its most famous event, the International Dance & Non-Verbal Theatre Festival, in July. The main square “Placa” and the medieval castle Morosini-Grimani take central stage at the medieval festival in August. At the end of autumn the best wine producers from the region present their products in Svetvinčenat at the New Wine Festival.


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • 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

  • Best Beach Holiday Destination 2013

  • Istria Top Summer Food Destination 2013

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.