Events

  • On the paths of Rovinj delicacies

    00.00.0000 - 14.04.2018

    Rovinj-Rovigno, Rovinjski restorani (Rovinj restaurants)

    Rovinjski restorani (Rovinj restaurants)

    During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to sample delicacies in famous Rovinj restaurants at promotional prices.

    Info:

    Udruženje obrtnika Rovinj

    uo.rovinj@hok.hr

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  • The Great War in the Adriatic

    21.09.2017 - 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.

    Info:

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

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  • Boxing in Pula

    26.01.2018 - 30.09.2018

    Pula-Pola, Povijesni i pomorski muzej Istre

    Exhibition

    Povijesni i pomorski muzej Istre

    Exhibition

    The exhibition Boxing in Pula is an expression of the initiative of the Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria - Museo storico e navale dell’Istria for the preservation and appreciation of the importance of boxing - the most decorated sport of Pula.

    For the first time the history of amateur boxing in Pula is presented to the public: from antiquity to the present day. The exhibition presents the emergence of the first forms of boxing, the development of boxing as a contemporary sport, the organization of boxing clubs and the activities of prominent individuals: boxers and coaches. The most substantial part of the exhibition is dedicated to the activities of the Boxing Club Pula, which has, since its foundation in 1946, intensely promoted boxing in Pula and deserves most credit for the achievement of its greatest successes at regional and European tournaments. The exhibition pays special tribute to eighteen boxers who during their active boxing careers particularly excelled in their personal style and individual successes, who contributed to the success of the Boxing Club Pula and left an indelible mark in the annals of boxing in Pula - the golden glove - Mate Parlov and other successful boxers: Banovac, Berbakov, Peruško, Vranješević, Mudrovčić, Kovjanić, Šarar, Gerlić, Stanković, Tadić, Miličević, Drviš, Bajrami, Bajrektarević, Vrgoč, Ahmeti and Čalić.

    Tickets:
    Adults: 20,00 HRK
    Children: 5,00 HRK
    Groups (more than 10 people), students, pensioners: 10,00 kn
    Children under 6 and disabled persons: Free entry

    Working hours:
    X - III: 09:00 - 17:00
    IV - IX: 08:00 - 21:00

    Info:

    Povijesni i pomorski muzej Istre
    Gradinski uspon 6 T: +385 (0)52 211 566
    ppmi@ppmi.hr

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  • Days of seashells

    14.02.2018 - 20.03.2018

    Umag-Umago, Novigrad-Cittanova, Buje-Buie, Brtonigla-Verteneglio

    Themed gastronomic offer in regional restaurants


    Themed gastronomic offer in regional restaurants

    Gurmands will have an opportunity to savour delicious sea morsels at the Days of seashells.

    Restaurants will offer imaginative menus at favourable prices! The culinary delicacies will be paired with premium local wines and olive oils this region is renowned for far and wide.

    Istrian shells - scallops, mussels, sea truffles, Noah’s arks, queen scallops and oysters have a special flavour owing to clean sea. They are brought to the plate both wild-grown and cultivated. The shell cultivation tradition can be traced back to antiquity and scallops are most frequently harvested from the waters off the west coast of Istria, in the vicinity of a fresh water source, primarily at the estuary of the river of Mirna, known for premium samples.

    Find out what’s on the specially prepared menus and at which restaurants top chefs are going to create new gourmet experiences for your palate!

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  • Promohotel

    21.02.2018 - 24.02.2018

    Poreč-Parenzo, Dvorana Žatika (Žatika Sports Centre )

    International fair of food, drinks and equipment for tourism         

    Dvorana Žatika (Žatika Sports Centre )

    International fair of food, drinks and equipment for tourism         

    Promohotel  2018 – 33rd International Fair of Food, Drinks and Equipment for Tourism will be held at Žatika Sport Centre from 21-24 February 2018. The fair will be held on  4500 m2 of indoor and 500 m2 of outdoor exhibition area.

    The fair is aimed at the entire Horeca sector, owners, managers and workers of:

    - hotel chains,
    - small family hotels, 
    - apartments, 
    - cafés and restaurants,
    - holiday homes,
    - other accommodation facilities.

    The exhibition programme includes the following: hotel furnishing and supplies; foodservice and catering equipment and supplies; food, drink, and confectionery; hot drinks machines; chilling/freezing equipment; retail and industrial bakery/confectionery equipment; alcoholic beverages and craft beer; paper products and decorative supplies; heating and renewable energy sources; soft furnishings; beds and mattresses; spa programmes; professional cleaning equipment; hospitality interiors and exteriors; flooring and aluminium windows; wooden furniture; computer programming; business consultancy and education, etc.

    Visitors will learn about new technologies, trends, products and services, which can be used to improve their businesses.

    Many of the products exhibited can also be very useful in the household. The intention is to present current trends in hospitality and tourism, thus contributing to the development and promotion of the city and the region.

    VISITORS' OPENING HOURS:

    Wednesday, 21 February 2018 / 12:00 noon – 7.00 pm
    Thursday, 22 February 2018 / 10:00 am – 7.00 pm
    Friday, 23 February 2018 / 10:00 am – 7.00 pm
    Saturday, 24 February 2018 / 10:00 am – 5.00 pm

    The entrance is free for all visitors. Welcome!

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  • Honey Days

    23.02.2018 - 24.02.2018

    Pazin, Spomen dom

    13th international exhibition and conference

    Spomen dom

    13th international exhibition and conference

    The case with the choice of beekeeper that is honeymaker is the same as with a café and your favourite coffee brand. You choose once and never change. In her time, Empress Maria Theresa proclaimed beekeeping a protected craft. “...In order to popularize beekeeping among our people, it is exempt from any tax or toll for all times...”, stands in the Patent on beekeeping from 1775.

    A spoonful of health

    Locust tree honey - the best cure for stress; meadow honey - it is difficult to count up all its benefits, but it will do wonders for elderly people and give them new strength; chestnut honey with its bitterness defies the saying 'sweet as honey' but is a great remedy for digestive difficulties and other disorders... Honey is healthy! This is a statement no one will even dare to deny. How healthy it really is, that is something we are yet to find out. But with great certainty and with no reason to prove it we can say for sure that honey has a wonderful taste, it is a special sweetener and is equally good today as it was when man reached for it into the beehive for the very first time (how did he even get this idea?). Istrian honey is of outstanding quality, but there isn't much of it, just as much as there is vegetation. In order to harvest as much honey as possible, beekeepers carry their hives to places even a few hundred kilometres away. This is one of the integral parts of beekeeping.

    The long way to honey

    In Istria it all begins in April when beekeepers harvest fruit honey and dandelion honey which is extracted until May. Then the hives and beekeepers, like real nomads, move in search of locust trees that yield high quality and delicious honey. At the same time bees are diligently collecting sage nectar. The next activity takes place in June when hives are transferred to areas rich in chestnut trees, which has become a very uncertain and modest source of honey. At this period there is no activity of bees in Istria, so the search for flower blossoms for the nectar takes beekeepers to areas of Gorski kotar, Kordun and Lika. This best speaks of the beekeepers' nomadic way of life and their readiness to cover several hundred kilometres every seven days to reach the faraway hives just for a few kilograms of sweet honey. In mid-September the bees return home. Then they mostly sip the nectar from heather and other plants blossoming at that time. For those who don't know much about honey making and its terminology, honey extraction is the process of removing honey from the honeycomb. So, after the last honey extraction in the year, beekeepers prepare their bees for the winter, leaving enough honey for them to survive - about fifteen kilograms in each hive.

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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