In the centre of the north Istria, 348 metres above sea-level, in the midst of natural beauties, a small town of Roč rises, located 10 kilometres from Buzet. The town was founded in ancient history. It started as an Illyrian settlement, then became a Roman castrum surrounded by numerous small settlements. Today's outlook of Roč dates from the times of Venetian rule. Roč which has become a destinatin for many visitors, tourists and those enchanted by history, Glagolitic script, and the beauty of the hill below Ćićarija descending through the valley of Mirna towards the warm sea, is keeping up with contemporary events.