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  • Istria Granfondo

    30.09.2016 - 02.10.2016

    Umag-Umago, Novigrad-Cittanova

    International bicycle marathon


    International bicycle marathon

    Istria Granfondo, great autumn marathon starting and ending in coastal Istrian towns of Umag and Novigrad is an opportunity for a fun weekend of sports and recreation. Granfondo has recently become a very popular road cycling event. The race implies a spontaneous ride of many participants, ranging from contestants in excellent shape to families and casual recreational cyclists. 
    International marathon Istria Granfondo will take place on Saturday and Sunday, offering a choice of several routes. The Saturday ride, with start and finish lines in Novigrad, is suitable for families with children, while the Sunday program also includes stunts!

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  • Sole Fish Days

    15.10.2016 - 30.11.2016

    Umag-Umago, Novigrad-Cittanova, Buje-Buie, Brtonigla-Verteneglio

    Gastronomic event


    Gastronomic event

    Repeatedly, north-western Istria captivates guests with its intoxicating tastes and scents, hidden places and events.

    If you are spending time here during the autumn, take the opportunity of trying our wide range of dishes based on sole. This high quality white fish is locally called "švoj", hence the name of the event.

    Lasting almost an entire month, the Sole Fish Days takes place in the many restaurants and wine cellars of Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla. Here you will find three-course meals based on sole, served with quality wine and olive oil from the region.

    The sole has thus become an inspiration, encouraging cooks to try out new creations and combinations. Chefs reach for the stars and let their imagination run wild, raising the gastronomic experience to new levels - all in the name of this noble fish, characteristic of the north-western part of the Istrian peninsula.

    The sole shines in all its glory, bringing a new dimension to the intricate weave of Istrian culinary.
    Enjoy your meal!

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  • Adriatic Squid Days

    01.12.2016 - 08.01.2017

    Umag-Umago, Novigrad-Cittanova, Buje-Buie, Brtonigla-Verteneglio

    Gastronomical event


    Gastronomical event

    That the domestic squid really is a truly delicious morsel, gourmets shall be persuaded durnig the Days of adriatic squid all over the restaurants on North-west Istria. They will, at affordable prices, offer full course menus based on adriatic squid, all in combination with local wines i olive oils of highest quality.

    This gourmet manifestation, apart from presenting an additional motive for visiting North-west Istria at the time of Christmas holidays, is endeavoring to valorize remarkable squid from the Adriatic Sea, which is hunted just in winter period. It intends to raise awareness of their value in the kitchen and encourage caterers to devise new and creative recipes based on this sea food.

    From a cheap, almost despised food, squid are on the Adriatic coast in the last half century turned into a favorite specialty. They have a delicate taste of the sea and are an exquisite medium for different flavors. They can be treated aggressively, with vinegar, hot peppers and aromatic herbs, and gently, with a few drops of lemon and a bit of chives.
    Enjoy your meal!

    Info:

    Sjeverozapadna Istra
    T.: +385 (0)52 741 363

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  • Umagic Holidays

    02.12.2016 - 02.01.2017

    Umag-Umago

    Christmas fair, music and entertainment


    Christmas fair, music and entertainment

    Once again the fabulous atmosphere will fill the town's streets and squares with various delightful events, cooking shows and concerts which will take place in Umag.

    The visitors will not only have the chance to taste the typical fritule and warm up with a glass of the fragrant mulled wine, but also to buy a creative gift for their loved ones, made by many small hands, but also some bigger ones. The UMAGic ambience of the fair will be accompanied by the festive Christmas notes from the public address system that will be resounding throughout the town as well as performances of various vocal groups, choirs and the typical klapas.

    After the Christmas celebrations, we will festively prepare for the happiest day of the year and give a joyful welcome to the New Year. The fun will be ensured by many concerts, DJs and young bands, gastro show, all accompanied by the captivating offers of our caterers.

    Info:

    TZ Umag
    T.:+385 52 741 363
    info@istria-umag.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

  • 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.

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