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  • The Great War in the Adriatic

    01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018

    Novigrad-Cittanova, Brtonigla-Verteneglio, Gallerion & muzej

    Exhibition

    Gallerion & muzej

    Exhibition

    The exhibition "The Great War in the Adriatic", usually located at the Gallerion Museum in Cittanova, now also present in the halls of the Brtonigla Museum.

    At the official headquarters of the Gallerion Museum, he exhibited the exhibition about the birth and development of the Austro-Hungarian Navy until the beginning of the First World War, while in the Brtonigla Town Museum with 180 photographic panels and numerous original finds, for the first time in history will be presented in chronological order the naval war in the Adriatic Sea.

    It could have all ended up diff erently. The tourist season of 1914 had been the best until then. Economy was bursting.

    Everyone expected an improvement in the living standards of the lowest social classes in the Monarchy. Instead, the worst possible option, the war, was chosen. The character of the confl ict is well described by its name – the Great War. It lasted four years and left behind 17 million dead and more than 20 million injured without reaching any of the goals set. It happened what nobody among those who had begun it expected. Four big empires have collapsed; the German, the Astro-Hungarian, the Russian and the Turkish. They dissolved into a number of new national states. Some of them were unsustainable geopolitical entities such as newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, predecessor of recently dissolved Yugoslavia that also ended its existence with a war.

    This exhibition aims to present, for the fi rst time in Europe, the Great War at sea in all its aspects. Through this exhibition we are trying to faithfully convey to the public this immanent tragedy through 300 panels and 300 naval models as well as with numerous original objects and documents. The exhibition will be set up at three locations in Cittanova and Brtonigla.

    Naval operations in the Mediterranean and in the Adriatic, despite the preponderance of the Triple Entente fl eet, have been conducted almost until the end of the confl ict. The Adriatic coast remained free of confl ict and has been spared from military invasion until the entry of the Italian troops after the armistice. Through the whole war, the Imperial and Royal Navy provided, in spite of all the diff iculties, including the disobedience and rebellion of sailors due to the poor living conditions, social abandonment and national disengagement, a reliable defence of the coast and off ered support to own forces at the South Eastern and on South Western theatre of war. After the dissolution of the Empire, its Navy virtually disappeared, while its fellow citizens become citizens of new state entities.

    Eventually, these geopolitical, unhappy and unjust divisions of nations, new frontiers and new spheres of interest, led to a new, even greater tragedy: the Second World War.

    The tradition of the Austro-Hungarian navy has been in some forms preserved in a newly formed Navy of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats then passed on through successor Yugoslavia and then eventually to its successor states. While the golden years of the Austrian presence at the sea ended in 1918, its exceptionally rich heritage has survived to this day and can be observed in various ports and port buildings, in high quality shipbuilding, maritime training, nomenclature (especially in the navy), tourism and cultural heritage (e.g. the fortification system in Pula). Ports such as Trieste, Pula and Rijeka have developed during the Austria-Hungarian period, and much of modern coastal infrastructure was built during that time. Numerous Adriatic lighthouses, these guardians and caretakers of the seaside, sailors’ friends along our coasts and islands, are particularly solemn and mystical witnesses of that era of great captains, sailors and ships, as well as of the glorious navy.

    Taking into account all these circumstances, our desire and our main aim is to set up an International Naval Museum to present and preserve this rich heritage. We believe that only multinational and multi-ethnic representation and interpretation of the past events can provide solid foundation on which we can build our future.

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    Info:

    Gallerion
    Mlinska 1, Novigrad +385 (0)98 254 279
    sergioliagobbo@gmail.com

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  • Adriatic Squid Days

    01.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

    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

    07.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

    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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  • Novigrad Christmas Joys

    14.12.2018 - 18.12.2018

    Novigrad-Cittanova, Veliki trg, Park Novigradske Biskupije (Square)

    Traditional Christmas fair

    Veliki trg, Park Novigradske Biskupije (Square)

    Traditional Christmas fair

    It will be sunny and lively in Novigrad at the Christmas Fair which will be held under the tent at the square "Veliki trg" in the town centre.

    The imaginative gifts will be available for sale in all three days from 3 to 8 pm.
    The fair will be accompanied, apart from the occasional sale, by party and music and various events held under the tent and in different locations in the city.

    You too should visit the Christmas Fair and celebrate with the hosts, learning about the Mediterranean town of Novigrad in Christmas spirit. You will see that its winter look does not lack behind the one you get in the summer, and that Novigrad is worthy of its beauty, elegance and style in every season.

    Enjoy with many interesting handicrafts and rich entertainment program!

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  • Parenzana Trace Walking Tour

    16.12.2018

    Buje-Buie

    Sport event

    10:00 h


    Sport event

    116 years ago, on December 15, 1902, a train covered the route between Buje and Poreč for the first time, driving along the at the time new narrow gauge railroad Parenzana. It was thus that the second section of the railroad previously connecting Trieste and Poreč was put into operation. With the total length of 123 kilometres, it wound through the green istrian landscapes, connecting 33 Istrian settlements.

    Over the last ten years, parts of Parenzana were transformed into a hiking and bicycle trail, unique for the viaducts, tunnels and railway stations preserved along the route, dating back to the time when it was daily thundered through by a small locomotive.

    Commemorating the 116th anniversary of the first train ride between Buje and Poreč, the Tourist Board of the Town of Buje is organizing a hiking campaign from Buje to Grožnjan and back, along the restored route of the Parenzana.

    The start is in front of the old railroad station in Buje at 10 a.m. and trail-side refreshments are ensured for all participants.

    Info:

    TZ Buje
    T.: +385 (0)52 773 353
    info@istria-buje-buie.com

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  • Choco & Wine Fest

    16.02.2019 - 17.02.2019

    Brtonigla-Verteneglio, Trg

    7th chocolate & wine festival

    Trg

    7th chocolate & wine festival

    Passionate chocolate lovers always on the quest for more in the sweet world of chocolate tastes and flavours are invited to the Choco & Wine fest in Brtonigla, revealing the new trends of pairing chocolate with wine to its visitors.

    The festival will be held on Saturday, 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019.
    On that day, you will be able to enjoy a menu that will, in a special way, blend chocolate and wine.

    The Brtonigla Adventure Trekk, a trekking race, attracting over 250 participants from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia every year, will be held in the framework of the festival. This date was purposefully chosen for the race to show that “sports and chocolate go together”.

    Info:

    TZ Brtonigla
    +385 52 774 307
    info@istria-brtonigla.com

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  • Brtonigla Adventure Trekk

    16.02.2019

    Brtonigla-Verteneglio

    Trekking race


    Trekking race

    Winter signs have already knocked at our doors. When most of the continents are trapped in the ice and snow, we invite you to the Choco & wine Fest and the Brtonigla Adventure Trekk in the picturesque Istrian town Brtonigla!

    Discover Istrian hidden treasures of untouched nature, enjoy the landscape around the river Mirna, run through the woods, rich vineyard and olive grove, walk up the hills and meet small medieval towns which offer unforgettable views from mountain Učka to the Adriatic Sea!

    Trekking race is a trail run race with elements of orientation. It is very popular in Croatia and Slovenia. The configuration of terrain is as same as for the trail run race, except for the lane that is not market. There are only control points marked on the map. A competitor receives a map with control points and chooses by himself the fastest way to reach them. In principle, orientation is very simple.


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    Info:

    TZ Brtonigla & Trickeri
    T. +385 (0)52 774307
    info@istria-brtonigla.com

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  • Istrian Winter Running League powered by Plava Laguna

    03.03.2019

    Umag-Umago, Riva

    14th winter league season finale

    Riva

    14th winter league season finale

    14th anniversary of the Istrian winter league proves how popular running is in Istria. There are different recreational 6 or 9 kilometre races being held throughout the entire winter, up until March. Make sure not to miss the upcoming exciting adventures.

    Entry fee will amount 120.00 HRK and it’s paid by the purchase of starting number which is valid for all races. There will be trails of different profiles, properly marked, which length ranges from 6 km to about 9 km.

    Istrian Winter Running League 2018/19
    1. round: 04.11.2018. Medulin
    2. round: 18.11.2018. Poreč-Parenzo
    3. round: 02.12.2018. Pazin
    4. round: 09.12.2018. Sečovlje (SLO)
    5. round: 13.01.2019. Sv. Petar u šumi
    6. round: 27.01.2019. Rabac
    7. round: 10.02.2019. Vodnjan-Dignano
    8. round: 24.02.2019. Pula-Pola
    9. round: 03.03.2019. Umag-Umago

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  • Umag Trophy

    06.03.2019

    Umag-Umago

    International cycling race


    International cycling race

    Umag Trophy is a one-day race on the international calendar of the World Cycling Organization UCI (Union Cycliste International), open for all cyclists in categories Men Elite and U-23, that is for UCI Kontinental teams, national teams, regional teams and clubs.
    The race is 160 km long, with 34 participating teams from 15 European countries. Top cyclistsfrom Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Australia, Canada,Nigeria and many other countries are expected.

    Info:

    BK Meridiana- Kamen Pazin
    +385 52 624 242
    bk.kamen.pazin@pu.t-com.hr

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