The Path of good Vibrations
The Path of good Vibrations is a walk and bike trail for self-sightseeing of specially selected locations that provide a place for relaxation, contemplation of beauty, serenity, love and good feelings with the aim of a positive shift from the daily life.
Places that can’t be described, but must be experienced. Place so magical and real, whose beauty everyone experiences differently. Sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful feelings of happiness, compliance, love and freedom. Discover the magic of Fažana and Brijuni you have never experienced before…
The Path of good Vibrations consists of eight specially selected locations, three in Fažana and five on Veliki Brijun Island, where artistic benches, chairs and swings are placed, info panels are placed and reveal the peculiarities of the site, as well as the sounds of nature, music, piano and „klapa“ (a capella) songs that complement the moment.
Fažana locations can be viewed at any time, without prior notice and payment. For Brijuni NP sites prior notice and park entrance payment is required.
Art along the road
This sculptor’s promenade has been thematically organized by evoking the silvery blue fish pilchard. Its first works of art made by Fažana artists were put up in 2006 - 2008.
The suggestive sculptural forms, characterized by a variety of expression and use of diverse materials were created by: Roberta Weissman Nagy, Marino Belas, Lena Geršić, Igor Grgurević, Silvo Šarić, Korana Lukić Šuran and Solidea Guerra.
The sculptures are dedicated to the “little provider, modest nurturer” as the art historian Gorka Ostojić Cvajner wrote and the “well conceived project links up to the original, rightful, close to historical grounds, masterfully and modernly turned towards our time”.
Smart benches provide a place to rest your body and soul, as well as your mobile phone. They have been set up at two locations: at the Children’s playground beach (by the sunbathing area) in Fažana and the beach in Valbandon (by the children’s park).
While resting on the smart bench, you can recharge your mobile devices (USB port) or connect to the Wi-Fi network with a QR code.
Wi-Fi network Fažana: eklupa Fažana
Wi-Fi network Valbandon: eklupa Valbandon
Senatus populusque Fasanensis
At the very site where freshwater flows into the shallow Valbandon Bay, between 1909 and 1912, A. Gnirs discovered remains of two residential type complexes of classical architecture. By means of two dikes the shallow and muddy bay was turned into two almost completely enclosed fishponds where seawater mixed with freshwater.
Excavations at the northern part of the coast yielded areas open towards the sea with floor mosaics composed in the multi-colored technique. On the southern part of the coast stood structures with two courtyards with porticos, and two water cisterns.
The villa complex is divided into two groups of structures. One is located on the northern side of the coast, and the other follows along the peninsula of the southern coast on the east side. Regardless of the distance, these two structures formed an integral complex, connected by a 60-meter-long pier.
Music trail of Antonio Smareglia
Pula-born Antonio Smareglia, a notable 19th century opera composer, left an interesting mark in the nearby Fažana. Educated in Vienna, Graz and Milan, he also lived in Venice, Trieste and Pula, rising to fame in 1903, when his Oceana was performed in La Scala, the great opera house in Milan. After going blind in 1900, he started spending more time in Fažana, in villa Oceana. It was during his stay in Fažana, Trieste and Milan that he composed some of his best work. Smareglia’s operas Abisso, Falena and Oceana are widely considered to be the forefront of a new operatic style called “poetry theatre” where music expresses elements of fantasy and the atmosphere of pictorial and poetic, rather than dramatic action. While in Fažana, he lived and created his music near the coast. Today the coastal promenade carries his name and offers a view towards breath taking Adriatic sunsets. It is also an astounding outdoor museum, boasting benches- sculptures with audio-visual and light effects, all inspired by the work of maestro Smareglia. This music trail was opened in 2019 to mark the 165th anniversary of his birth and the 90th anniversary of his death.
Authors of sculptures – Rino Banko, Liberta and Marin Mišan, Marko Človek, Simone Mocenni Beck and Vedran Šilipetar – each created a unique work of art inspired by different aspects of maestro Smareglia’s operas.