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Puna mi Pula: Večer čarobnih nota

Puna mi Pula: Večer čarobnih nota

Deveta smotra klapa “Puna mi Pula” održana je pred brojnom publikom u pulskoj Zajednici Talijana. Kako je i najavio voditelj, mladi pulski diplomirani glumac Franjo Tončinić koji je ležerno vodio kroz program “bit će ovo večer čarobnih nota i prekrasnih skladbi”. Led je probila muška klapa Bukaleta iz Pazina. Osnovani su kao udruga klapa Sveti [...]

Inspired by Istria: Visiting Croatian Wine Country

Inspired by Istria: Visiting Croatian Wine Country

After a few glasses of his delicious aged Malvasia Istriana, (known locally as Malvazija Istarska) winemaker Ivica Matosevic told us, “My grandfather lived in Austria, my father was born in Italy, I was raised in Yugoslavia, and my daughter was born in Croatia, yet nobody ever moved.” Matosevic, one of the superstars of the Croatian [...]

Rovinj: An artists’ colony on the Adriatic

Rovinj: An artists’ colony on the Adriatic

It was a wet and windy evening on Naked Hill. The heavy rain was lashing at the windows of Tomislav Brajnovic’s white stone studio. We sat at a table beside an open fire, eating squid caught locally by the artist himself, with rocket salad dowsed in Istrian olive oil, washed down with red wine from [...]

Croatian tourism minister resigns due to disputed land transaction

Croatian tourism minister resigns due to disputed land transaction

  Croatia Tourism Minister Veljko Ostojic resigned on Saturday after media reported he was involved in a disputed land transaction, APA reports quoting Xinhua. According to a government statement, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has accepted Ostojic’s resignation and proposed to nominate a new tourism minister. Ostojic is the fourth minister to step down since the [...]

The hunt for black and white truffles in Istria

The hunt for black and white truffles in Istria

By Suzanne Urpecz   www.reuters.com In 1999, Giancarlo Zigante and his dog Diana were walking amongst the dense forests of Istria, Croatia, when they stumbled upon a world record-breaking 1.31 kg white truffle. Situated just south of Trieste along the Adriatic coast, Istria is known for its lush green valleys and charming hilltop villages. But this [...]

Croatian region of Istria Presenting Tourism Offer at the International Fairs in 2012

Croatian region of Istria Presenting Tourism Offer at the International Fairs in 2012

In 2012, Istria Tourist Board will make many international presentations and participate in several fairs, independently and in cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board, and will also organize study tours for foreign agents that included Istria in their offer. Fair have already begun – January brought presentation at the famous Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht, where Croatia [...]

Istria is a great choice for property investment in Croatia and is becoming increasingly popular with Norwegians

Istria is a great choice for property investment in Croatia and is becoming increasingly popular with Norwegians

Istria, the northern county of Istria, is proving increasingly popular with Norwegians. With Norwegian.com flights from Oslo and Bergen into the Istrian airport at Pula from under Eur50 it is inexpensive and easy to get to. Many simply drive down. The cleanliness, low crime and full range of facilities, combined with amazing scenery, make it a [...]

Istria and the Unintentional Search of the Next Tuscany

Istria and the Unintentional Search of the Next Tuscany

In a way it’s no surprise that Istria, a heart-shaped peninsula in northwestern Croatia, is regularly called “the Next Tuscany.” Long under the rule of the Venetian Republic and, more recently, occupied by Mussolini’s Italy, the Adriatic’s largest peninsula has a decidedly Italian feel. In addition to the 11% Italian minority, nearly all Istrians-especially along [...]

Kosor: Does Milanovic ask for a vow from his partners?

Kosor: Does Milanovic ask for a vow from his partners?

We have worked on the Brijuni Riviera project for a long time. We have put a lot of effort, energy and knowledge in that project. And now the project is finished, ready to be sealed and no one will stop us from signing it – the PM Jadranka Kosor answered the question about signing the [...]

Consuming Croatia

Consuming Croatia

Centuries of various empire occupations have shaped Croatian cuisine into a Mediterranean melting-pot. Croatia—considered a part of both Central Europe and Southeastern Europe—is best described as a Mediterranean intersection of tradition, culture and gastronomy. Having been occupied and influenced by various groups over the centuries, from the Romans to the Venetians and later the Hungarians, [...]