Booking

Booking

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

    More
  • Discover wellness - Istria Relax Days

    01.10.2018 - 04.11.2018

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

    Thematic spa programs


    Thematic spa programs

    Unwind in northwestern Istria with the wide selection of seasonal wellness menus available at Istria Relax Days. Fill the warm autumn days with relaxing massages and tempting treatments at promotional prices at istrian wellness centres.

    After a long, hot summer, your skin is in dire need of rejuvenation and your body longs to relax. Restore your skin’s glow and regenerate your mind and body with gentle rituals.

    Feel the healing touch of Istria at luxurious spa centres!

    » Istria Relax Days

    More
  • Sole Fish Days

    12.10.2018 - 18.11.2018

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

    Gastronomic event


    Gastronomic event

    Repeatedly, north-western Istria captivates guests with its intoxicating tastes and scents, hidden places and events.

    If you are spending time here during the autumn, take the opportunity of trying our wide range of dishes based on sole. This high quality white fish is locally called "švoj", hence the name of the event.

    Lasting almost an entire month, the Sole Fish Days takes place in the many restaurants and wine cellars of Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla. Here you will find three-course meals based on sole, served with quality wine and olive oil from the region.

    The sole has thus become an inspiration, encouraging cooks to try out new creations and combinations. Chefs reach for the stars and let their imagination run wild, raising the gastronomic experience to new levels - all in the name of this noble fish, characteristic of the north-western part of the Istrian peninsula.

    The sole shines in all its glory, bringing a new dimension to the intricate weave of Istrian culinary.
    Enjoy your meal!

    More
  • Colours of Tennis

    20.10.2018 - 21.10.2018

    Umag-Umago

    Humanitarian tennis doubles tournament


    Humanitarian tennis doubles tournament

    The second Colours of Tennis humanitarian tennis doubles tournament will be held in Umag 20 October 2018., organised by the Cluster of Northwestern Istria.

    The tournament will bring together numerous familiar faces from the worlds of business, sports and show business. All participants will contribute to the humanitarian effort through their registration fee of HRK 100, getting the chance to play doubles tennis with a celebrity.
    Funds will be collected through the purchase of registration fees, photographs with celebrities, and tasting of local wines, which means that this humanitarian sporting event will also have a fun side.

    Matches and the finals will be played in Umag on the courts of the Tennis Academy. Both days, both During and after the tournament, there will be a side programme for visitors, spectators and fans: Photo, Food & Wine Point, music and a raffle.

    » Info

    More
  • Mushroom Days

    27.10.2018 - 28.10.2018

    Brtonigla-Verteneglio

    Mushroom picking, exposition and tasting


    Mushroom picking, exposition and tasting

    Manifestation dedicated to the real autumn’s delicacy – the mushroom.

    Interesting and educational workshops and lectures will be held to familiarize the visitors with the world of mushrooms and raise the awareness of the importance of preservation, proper picking and identification of numerous mushroom varieties, as well as the relevance of mushrooms, especially in the dietary sense.

    The gathering of the mushroom growers from the Buje area, Istria, Croatia and guests from Slovenia and Italy will be dedicated to the varied and attractive exhibition of a multitude of mushroom specimens, a mushroom picking competition and the proclamation of this year's winners.

    Diligent and expert mushroom picking will result in the tasting of dishes based on this fruit of the autumn.

    Join us in Brtonigla in the common mushroom gathering for an interesting two-day program and enjoy the smells and flavours of nature.

    Info:

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

    More
  • Gnam-Gnam Fest: Istria on a plate

    28.10.2018

    Novigrad-Cittanova, Park Novigradske Biskupije

    Gastronomic event

    17:00 h

    Park Novigradske Biskupije

    Gastronomic event

    Istria on a Plate will take place in the great setting of Novigrad's Diocesan Park, located in the historical town core at the feet of the city’s bell tower and under its centuries-old pine trees, just a few steps from the sea. The event offers a real treat for the palate and all the other senses. The event will include a gastro-table where your hosts and the event organisers will offer the best and tastiest dishes prepared for this special occasion.

    Experienced chefs will prepare a number of novel and imaginative degustation dishes based on Istrian delicacies you'll have an opportunity to try with some of the top wines produced by local winemakers.

    A small fair accompanying the event will offer agricultural and other products produced locally by diligent hands – with, of course, a little help from Mother Nature. You'll have an opportunity to sample – and to buy at promotional prices – excellent extra virgin olive oils, cheeses and other dairy products, prosciutto and other cured meat products, homemade noodles, tasty sweets, natural cosmetics and much, much more.

    There will also be an exhibition of handmade original local souvenirs and other handicrafts available for purchase and a music and animation programme with a nice, unobtrusive musical backdrop to the whole event of traditional music and dance.

    Info:

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

    More

Showing 1 - 12 out of 37

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

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.

Booking