Events

  • The Great War in the Adriatic

    01.01.2018 - 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.

    » Exhibition: The Great War in the Adriatic

    Info:

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

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  • Sv. Pelegrin - St. Pelegrin

    19.05.2018 - 24.05.2018

    Umag-Umago, POU Ante Babić

    Concert of harmony-singing groups

    POU Ante Babić

    Concert of harmony-singing groups

    Info:

    POU Ante Babić
    +385 52 741 116

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  • Sv. Pelegrin - St. Pelegrin

    22.05.2018

    Umag-Umago

    Celebration of the patron of the city


    Celebration of the patron of the city

    Info:

    Biskupija Poreč-Pula, Župa Sv. Peregrina mučenika
    +385 (0)52 751 437

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  • Sea Star Festival

    24.05.2018 - 27.05.2018

    Umag-Umago, Stella Maris

    Music festival by Exit

    Stella Maris

    Music festival by Exit

    Are you yearning for a crazy, entertaining and unforgettable summer?! Then it would appear that you do not have to wait long, because a party on a world scale will be organised on the Adriatic coast this May. Superb music, well-known organisers and more than 70 performers over six stages. Where? In Umag, at the Sea Star Festival from the 24th to the 27th May!

    The organisers of one of the world’s best festivals, Novi Sad’s Exit, are coming to Umag, and in this way will connect the two regions through their mission, which was successfully initiated back in 2014.

    Some of the world’s most famous performers will appear at Umag’s famous sport and entertainment centre, Stella Maris and one of the most popular local performers. Six different stages will allow everyone to choose something for themselves.

    A great warming party will begin on Thursday, May 24, and partying will continue until Sunday, May 27, at the after party.

    Instead of sea stars, the first wave will bring real music stars, and one of today’s best live acts – Hurts – voted by audience choice as best act at the gigantic Glastonbury Festival over bands like U2 and Coldplay! Along with them, the festival will welcome killer hit-maker Robin Schulz, who has been shaking dance floors at festivals all across Europe, and who has already been proclaimed the heir to famous David Guetta for his ability to make a world-class party and publish a new hit every few months!

    To make sure the hits will come by the dozen, we’ve brought hot London trio Disciples and French duo Ofenbach with their infectious hits!

    To make the party even more intense, in addition to dance hits, colossal hip-hop beats will rock the festival thanks to Zagreb greats Tram 11, Balkan rap guru Edo Maajka, hip-hop queen Sajsi MC, Dalmatia’s favourite Dječaci, and Split’s peerless beatmaster Krešo Bengalka.

    Let's get the party started!

     

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  • Pirates Party

    25.05.2018 - 26.05.2018

    Kastanija (Novigrad-Cittanova)

    18th International bikers meeting

    21:00 h


    18th International bikers meeting

    Info:

    Moto klub Pirates
    +385 98 728 699

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  • Brtonigla Wine Day

    27.05.2018

    Brtonigla-Verteneglio

    Open wine cellars day & winery tour by train


    Open wine cellars day & winery tour by train

    The last sunday in May the wine makers open the gates of their realms wide open, and, from the morning until the evening, offer the best they have from their production - the superior Istrian wine, welcoming the streams of guests and wine-tasters with lots of stamina and attention.

    Info:

    TZ Brtonigla
    Mlinska 2 T. +385 (0)52 774 307
    info@istria-brtonigla.com

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  • Ex tempore IstrArt

    27.05.2018

    Buje-Buie, Starogradska jezgra

    International art competition

    Starogradska jezgra

    International art competition

    Info:

    POU Buje, TZ Buje
    +385 52 773 075

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  • Wine day

    27.05.2018

    Vinske ceste Istre, (Wine roads of Istria)

    Open wine cellars day in Istria

    10:00 - 19:00 h

    (Wine roads of Istria)

    Open wine cellars day in Istria

    The Istria Tourist Board and Vinistra - the association of winemakers and winegrowers of Istria organize the ''Open Wine Cellar Day'' event which has been traditionally held on the last Sunday in May.

    So that on Sunday, 27th May, from 10 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., 70 renowned winemakers all over Istria are opening their wine cellars' doors to the visitors thus marking the Wine Day which plays an important role in promoting wine culture and creating Istria's image as a recognizable wine destination.

    During the ''Open Wine Cellar Day'' wine lovers as well as those who will become ones will have the possibility to taste the best Istrian wines and find out the way winemakers make top quality and world renowned wines by combining the traditional and modern way of growing grape vines.


    » Download a list of winemakers participating in the Wine Day 2018 [pdf]
    » More details about the Wine Day

    Info:

    Vinistra & TZ Istre
    T. +385 (0)52 88 00 88
    info@istra.hr

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  • Gnam-Gnam Fest

    01.06.2018

    Novigrad-Cittanova, Mandrač (Mandrač)

    9th Novigrad scallop night

    19:00 h

    Mandrač (Mandrač)

    9th Novigrad scallop night

    The gastronomic manifestation celebrating scallops as well as other shellfish and seafood, promoting Novigrad as an important gastronomic destination with specific gastronomic specialties.

    The Novigrad scallop which, according to many, is the best in the world, definitely belongs to this group. The programme will take place in the town harbour, the so called Mandrač, and the offer of dishes with scallop and other shellfish at symbolic prices will be spread over a several dozen meters long table along Mandrač.

    The offer will include the specialties made by numerous Novigrad's restaurants and taverns, winemakers, olive growers, souvenir manufacturers..., within the programme there will be show-cooking of several dishes from scallops.
    The manifestation will of course include an appropriate music and animation programme, with traditional music, funny games, children's corner with animation, etc.

    Info:

    TZ Novigrad
    Mandrač 29a +385 (0)52 757 075
    info@istria-novigrad.com

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