• 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

  • Brtonigla under the stars

    21.06.2018 - 09.08.2018


    Concerts on Thursdays

    Concerts on Thursdays

    21.06.2018. Cool Quartet (Ervis Pintar)
    29.06.2018. Cool Quartet (Ervis Pintar) - Friday
    05.07.2018. Pop Gunz (Patrik Sirotić)
    26.07.2018. Cool Quartet (Ervis Pintar)
    02.08.2018. Pop Gunz (Patrik Sirotić)


    TZ Brtonigla
    Mlinska 2 +385 (0)52 774307

  • Zlatni lav - Golden Lion

    22.06.2018 - 01.07.2018


    19th International chamber theatre festival

    19th International chamber theatre festival

    The streets and squares in Umag become the stage to the numerous theatre fleets from Croatia, Slovenia, Italia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia. In this period, the streets live their lives fully thanks to the Golden Lion, the international chamber theatre festival.

    This multicultural event that gathers numerous writers, directors, choreographers, set designers, composers and of course, actors, chose Umag, a city of a long theatre tradition, as its home town. Namely, in 1820, while Antonio Coslovich was building the Al Leon d'oro hotel, it was decided that he should also set the theatre next to the hotel, the first of its kind in the region.

    The Golden Lion, envisaged as the modern theatre review with a set theme, became the real tourist attraction and a bait for all theatre and culture aficionados. 

    The whole 10-day theatrical story begins with the traditional lighting up the fire in the park belonging to the town theatre, and the Umag theatre afterwards is lively all day long, up to the night.


    Inicijativa za promociju umjetnosti Mediterana
    +385 (0)52 743 447

  • Sv. Ivan Krstitelj - St. John the Baptist

    22.06.2018 - 24.06.2018

    Dajla (Novigrad-Cittanova)

    Celebration in honour of the patron saint

    Celebration in honour of the patron saint

    Traditional folk festivity with which the inhabitants of Dajla near Novigrad, along with a cultural, entertainment and sports program and a gastronomic offer, celebrate the day of their patron saint.


    TZ Novigrad
    T. +385 (0)52 758011, M. (0)98 421901

  • Istralandia Run & Slide



    Fun race

    Fun race

    It is a well known fact that running is healthy for you, but few know that at the same time, it is an extremely entertaining activity. You will be able to perceive the other side of running, the more fun side, if you join the event in the Aquapark Istralandia this June.

    Istralandia Run&Slide is rather an unusual race, during which 5 kilometres are run through the complex of the water park and surrounding trails, but the real surprise awaits you on the finish.
    The breath-taking scenery and stunning views will delight all amateurs and athletes, whilst the real wow factor will be experienced before the finish line, when contestants will slide on a water slide with six paths.

    The biggest introduced novelty this year is childrens run which will amaze our youngest runners.

    All runners, recreational and others eager of adrenaline and fun are invited to participate in this exceptional run spiced up with attractions. In order to participate, it is enough to apply between 1st and 15th June and conduct a payment of 100 Kuna (50 Kuna for Kids) participation fee, which includes organization of the run, official t-shirt, meal and free full day use of all aqua park’s entertainment facilities.

    The time of the run: Saturday, June 23, with the start at 08.30 for children, and at 09.00 for adults.
    The place of the run: Aquapark Istralandia, Brtonigla, Nova Vas
    The applications are open as of 1 April until 15 June via
    The start packages take over: on the day of the run between 07.00 and 08.30
    Awards: medals for the first three runners up in both male and female competitors as well as seasonal entrance tickets to Aquapark Istralandia and medals for the youngest participants.

    * All competitors older than 6 years of age (as of year of birth 2012) can apply for the participation at the run. Underage competitors, younger than 18 have to posses written parents’ approval to be signed on the day of the run during the pick-up of the start packages. If the underage competitor is arriving to the run without parental supervision, written approval has to be presented together with the application on the day of the run.

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  • KipAR

    24.06.2018 - 01.07.2018

    Brtonigla-Verteneglio, Galerija Aleksandar Rukavina (Gallery)

    Summer sculptors’ school Aleksandar Rukavina

    Galerija Aleksandar Rukavina (Gallery)

    Summer sculptors’ school Aleksandar Rukavina


    TZ Brtonigla
    Mlinska 2, T: +385 (0)52 774 307


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