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Experience Buzet

Roč

Get to know Roč

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.

In the Middle Ages, it transformed into a fortified castle, separated by walls and defensive towers and Small and Large Gate. During the 15th and the 16th century, Roč was the centre of Croatian literacy, editorship, and printing based on the oldest Slavic Glagolitic Alphabet.

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.

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