Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic sea where intertwining different civilizations, cultures, customs and opinions. The northern border is bordered by the mountain massive Ćićarija, on the eastern side of the Alps with the largest mountain Ucka and the peak of Vojak (1396 m). Along the coast of Istria and the surrounding islets, pine forests and recognizable green macaws prevail. Istria is a mosaic of forests, lawns, red fields, vineyards and old, abandoned terraces.
Wine and food
Istrian delicacies and wine offerings
The main feature of the interior Istria landscape is the settlement on the heavily populated plateau of the hills. With Mutvoran, Sv. Lovrec, Oprtalj, Završje, Hum, Roč and Motovun show an urban type adapted to the hills, thus affecting further construction on the peninsula. Numerous vineyards in the interior of Istria in places such as Motovun, Pazin, Buzet, Vodnjan, Žminj or Svetvinčenat and their famous winemakers will not leave you indifferent in front of their wines.
With more than 10000 ha of vineyards, with its renowned centers and wine-dominated wines, Istria is a well-developed wine-growing company. The Istrian wine culture is a teran and a malvas, but you will also enjoy the menus, pinotas and many other wines. Numerous wine roads in Istria remind you to go to the end where there are numerous agrotourisms, taverns, restaurants, tasters, and homemade households who nourish domestic food and drink – prepared in the traditional Istrian way. We must also mention truffles that say they are the best aphrodisiac, and you will also try them in Istria in the cities of Motovun or Buzet.
Agrotourism in Istria, especially in its interior, is developing more and more, especially in the last ten years, and we can regard it as a separate sight of the tourist offer. Agrotourism in Istria means staying in nature and with nature, meeting natural beauties and values of the cultural heritage, life in a rural environment. Agrotouristic offer in Istria is very diverse: apart from staying in a rural setting, it also includes socializing with domestic animals, participation in rural affairs, hiking, horseback riding, biking, extreme sports.