• The Great War in the Adriatic

    01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018

    Novigrad-Cittanova, Brtonigla-Verteneglio, Gallerion & muzej


    Gallerion & muzej


    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.

    » Exhibition: The Great War in the Adriatic


    Mlinska 1, Novigrad +385 (0)98 254 279

  • Boxing in Pula

    26.01.2018 - 30.09.2018

    Pula-Pola, Povijesni i pomorski muzej Istre


    Povijesni i pomorski muzej Istre


    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.

    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


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

  • Sjećanja izvezena u Balama - Memories embroidered in Bale

    29.03.2018 - 22.07.2018

    Bale-Valle, MMC Ulika

    Exhibition of traditional handicrafts

    MMC Ulika

    Exhibition of traditional handicrafts

    Women's handicrafts in Istria are primarily reflected in the decoration of usable textile items.
    Usable objects were simply decorated with a monochrome connection in accordance with the economic circumstances of the late 19th and early 20th century. And it is this period that the interesting exhibition taking place in the town of Bale covers. Items once owned by Bale families convey deep social values that have been kept for generations, thus representing a common cultural heritage.

    Women from Bale used to decorate towels, bed linen, nightgowns and underwear, children's clothes, ornaments for kitchen hoods and curtains. The lack of free time and financial means limited the ornaments to the "necessary", but there was not a girl who did not prepare her wedding trousseau, beginning with bed linen and the "buon giorno" towel should there be need of a sudden visit from a doctor, extending to the "sugaman dei morti" used to cover their dearly beloved and honouring the deceased and the whole family.

    The manual work of Istrian women, apart from functionality, followed the yearly and daily cycle of customs to a greatest extent. This thread is also followed in this exhibition. The technical and aesthetic simplicity of the exhibited items presented, tell the tale of a difficult, laborious life and the power of folk art that goes beyond everyday life, becoming part of history.

    Nuns taught young girls their embroidery skills. Along with work in the field, helping in the home and learning at school, it was also necessary for them to learn how to embroider in order to prepare their own trousseau.

    Preparation of the trousseau and wedding
    One of the breaking moments in each girl's life was marriage. Girls would prepare for that day from the earliest age. They had to prepare the "every day" bed linen and at least one other ceremonial set for the first wedding night, of course. Towels were used mainly during doctor's visits or during childbirth or in case of illness, and were therefore specially adorned. The wealth of the trousseau was reflected in the number of objects and the elaboration of the decoration on them. The most common was white embroidery using a flat stitch and a cross stitch to create initials and the inscription "Buon giorno" on the towels. Although less often, lace was made using a knitting, unfolding technique or bought lace was sewn onto a canvas. Although there were earlier cases, especially in wealthy families, from the mid 20th century a girl’s dowry was paid by her parents.


    EMI & ZT Bale
    rg istarskog razvoda 1, Pazin +385 (0)52 622 220

  • aMore: Festival of the sea

    23.05.2018 - 03.08.2018

    Poreč-Parenzo, Stari Grad (Old town)

    Festival dedicated to the sea in which art, culture and science overlap

    Stari Grad (Old town)

    Festival dedicated to the sea in which art, culture and science overlap

    The Festival’s goal is to draw attention to environmental, social and cultural importance of marine ecosystems as well as to human activities causing their degradation all with the goal of their preservation.

    aMORE aims to raise the level of public awareness and to improve the relations developed and cultivated between local communities, visitors, tourists and sea. aMORE wishes to contribute to the activation of more mindful and responsible communities and tourists / travellers, whose collective action can contribute towards fulfilling The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, in order to preserve this priceless and crucial resource of ours.

    Come and support aMORE and our seas!


  • Lanterna Summer Nights

    02.06.2018 - 30.08.2018

    Tar-Torre (Lanterna), Lanterna Premium Camping Resort /Camping Solaris/ Tar (Lanterna Premium Camping Resort /Camping Solaris/ )


    Lanterna Premium Camping Resort /Camping Solaris/ Tar (Lanterna Premium Camping Resort /Camping Solaris/ )


  • Night sightseeing tour

    12.06.2018 - 11.09.2018

    Labin, Stari grad


    21:30 - 23:00 h

    Stari grad


    On Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, from June 12 to September 11, discover the secrets of Labin Old town during a free night sightseeing tour in Croatian, English, German and Italian. Your female guides dressed as Sentona-the patroness of travellers-will introduce you with the ancient people known as Liburni and the outcome of the battle with the Uskoks, while their male colleagues wearing miners' uniform will proudly tell you all about the famous Labin Republic and the local miners' riot. Get to know the exciting lives of Matthias Flacius, Labin native theologian and a close associate of Martin Luther, a Labin-born socialist Giuseppina Martinuzzi and Josip Belušić, the inventor of speedometer. Find out how a mine replica was built in the National museum at Battiala-Lazzarini palace, and finish your tour in front of Negri palace with indigenous Istrian produce tasting.

    Tours start at 9:30 PM in front of Info point at Labin Old town, and finish at 11 PM in front of Negri palace.


    Labin Art Republika
    Titov trg 11, Labin

  • Gremo na kafe!

    13.06.2018 - 13.01.2019

    Pazin, Muzej





    Muzej grada Pazina
    Trg Istarskog razvoda 1, Pazin +385 52 616 866

  • Istrian Lifestyle

    15.06.2018 - 24.08.2018

    Rabac, Riva

    Hand made & gourmet fair on Fridays

    20:00 - 23:00 h


    Hand made & gourmet fair on Fridays

    This summer at the waterfront in Rabac on Fridays enjoy the indigenous Istrian produce at the traditional handmade and gourmet fair Istrian Lifestyle. Taste and choose world award winning olive oil and Labin area wines, meat delicacies – Istrian prosciutto, sausages, dried pork loin, home-made juices and jams, goat cheese...
    Relax with live evergreen music, seductive scents of lavender produce and choose original hand-made souvenirs.


    TZ Labin-Rabac
    Aldo Negri 20, T.+385 (0)52 852 399, +385 (0)52 855 560

  • Rabac Open Air - Festival of Life

    16.06.2018 - 30.08.2018


    Entertainment program

    Entertainment program

    Rabac will be transformed into a huge open-air stage from June 16th to August 30th. A diverse programme, great music and urban beats, cinema and theatre, special events and concerts will enhance the summer experience and create unforgettable moments for all visitors.

    The festival’s motto is the celebration of life, the beauty of life and the little moments that come with it - and what better time than summer to do exactly that?

    The festival programme comprises four different categories: Street Performance, Street Music, Cinema and Theatre and Special Events.

    Don’t miss out on an unforgettable summer experience!

    » FB_Rabac Open Air

  • Traditional evenings: Hand Made Fair & Istra Gourmet

    20.06.2018 - 12.09.2018

    Fažana-Fasana, Riva (Waterfront)

    display of Istrian souvenirs and gourmet products on Wednesdays

    20:00 h

    Riva (Waterfront)

    display of Istrian souvenirs and gourmet products on Wednesdays

    At Fažana's waterfront, together with the beauty of folk costumes and traditional folk dances, the fair of autochthonous gourmet products and Istrian souvenirs will surely inspire you to choose anything you like from Istria and take it back home to remind you of the wonderful holiday or as a gift for a dear person, presenting a more complete picture of Istrian tradition.


    TZ Fažana
    43. Istarske divizije 8, Fažana T. +385 (0)52 383727, F. (0)52 383728


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Tourist Board is not responsable for any decision of the organizers to change the terms, participants, programmes and prices or to cancel performances

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

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