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Six things you must do in… Croatia

Six things you must do in… Croatia

Croatia is poised to become one of the most popular short-haul destinations of the year. Lonely Planet tagged its coastal region of Istria as one of its top visits for 2011, and that’s only one of many stops in this inexpensive, outside-the-eurozone country. Here’s our list of things to do and see, including traditional toy-making, [...]

Pula under the stars

Pula under the stars

Summer in the Istrian city of Pula is in full swing. The cafes are brimming with people. The beaches are crowded with children delighted to dip into the brisk seas while their grandparents enjoy card games under the sun that seems to be working overtime this year. Seaside clamour fills the air even away from [...]

Istria Gourmet Festival

Istria Gourmet Festival

After long preparations, Umag raises the curtains of 22nd Studena Croatia Open ATP tournament. Besides the top tennis, visitors will again enjoy the attractive side events. One of the particularities of the Umag tournament is Istria Gourmet Festival in front of the central court, which will last all of ten days and gourmets will be [...]

More tourists flock to Croatia this June

More tourists flock to Croatia this June

The number of tourists in June has grown 20.8 per cent over last year, the Ministry of Tourism has announced. The number of tourists in June has grown 20.8 per cent over last year, the Ministry of Tourism has announced. There were 1.4 million foreign and 0.2 million Croatians spending their vacation in Zagreb and [...]

Screen International and Cineuropa announced the Motovun Film Festival, Istria, Croatia

Screen International and Cineuropa announced the Motovun Film Festival, Istria, Croatia

Although we are already accustomed to tremendous praise of foreign media, at least to southern Croatian islands like Korcula and Vis, cities like Dubrovnik, and music festivals such as The Garden and INmusic, recent praise refers to somewhat different ‘genre’. Two leading European media devoted to the audiovisual industry, Screen International and Cineuropa, announced the [...]

50th year of Concerts in Euphrasiana

50th year of Concerts in Euphrasiana

This year’s jubilee will be celebrated by inviting another selection of exceptional musicians, and the special atmosphere will, as usual, be greatly enriched by the Basilica itself, a precious monument inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Euphrasian Basilica is only the central part of a larger complex formed by a number of buildings constructed [...]

“Montevideo, God Bless You!” wins ovation in Pula

“Montevideo, God Bless You!” wins ovation in Pula

Film ‘Montevideo, God Bless You!’ by Serbian director Dragan Bjelogrlic was displayed within the main competition programme of the 58th Pula Film Festival, which attracted great interest of the local audience, production house Intermedia Network released on Monday. Film ‘Montevideo, God Bless You!’ by Serbian director Dragan Bjelogrlic was displayed within the main competition programme [...]

Hotel Lone to open soon

Hotel Lone to open soon

The Hotel Lone in the Istrian resort of Rovinj, Croatia is set to be opened soon. The 248-room hotel’s exterior portion has been designed by 3LHD architectural team with its interiors designed by 3LHD in association with Croatia-based Numen. It consists of 11 suites and one presidential suite. The building incorporates a contemporary look with [...]

Valamar Jazz Festival 2011

Valamar Jazz Festival 2011

The second Valamar Jazz Festival will be held on several locations in Poreč, on the stages situated in the authentic natural and historical setting of this true Istrian gem. Besides the already known stages on the Island of Sveti Nikola and in the garden of Villa Polesini, this year’s program will be held in the [...]

Montserrat Caballé to perform in Umag on July 23!

Montserrat Caballé to perform in Umag on July 23!

Spain’s legendary opera diva Montserrat Caballé is going to make the opening of the 22nd ATP Studena Croatia Open an even grander occasion by performing at the Stella Maris stadium on July 23. Thus, the Umag tournament will confirm its status of the central social event this summer in Croatia. It will also perhaps be [...]