Besides the beautiful nature, Istria also has a lot to offer for history lovers. In many towns, the Italian influence is still clearly visible.
The city Pula is full of Roman buildings. The amphitheatre is still in use for summer festivals. The 100 year old indoor market with its old architecture is definitely worth it to visit. A visit to Pula in the evening is highly recommended because of the cozy atmosphere. The shops have late opening hours and you can go to one of the bars for a nice ending of the day.
In the narrow medieval streets with bumpy pebbles from Rovinj, you can almost imagine yourself in Italy. The fountain on the Trg Marsala Tita square resembles like the city Venice. The houses have beautiful facades and romantic flower boxes. Around the square you will find many small shops, cozy restaurants and ice cream parlors. From Rovinj you can make excursions to the many islands or go overseas to Italy. Right in front of Rovinj is Venice, which you can visit with a 2-hour boat trip.
The interior of Istria has a lot to offer. You can make an excursion to the Plitvice Lakes. This is a park with beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. Even the road to the Plitvice Lakes is already very impressive.
Must see in Istria:
The Roman buildings in Pula
Enjoy the view of Rovinj from the St. Euphemia church
Walking in Ucka nature park and climbing the Vojak
Stroll through the medieval narrow streets in Rovinj
The beautiful nature in the Brijuni National Park
Climbing in the climbing forest of Glavani Park
Surface area: 1.086 sq mi
Highest point: Vojak at 4.600 feet