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Film Festivals in Croatia: Istria under the open sky of film stars

Film Festivals in Croatia: Istria under the open sky of film stars

Once again Istria becomes the center of the film. Istria is known for unforgettable cinema locations in its picturesque towns. From the coast of the peninsula up to the green hills in the interior, Istria prepared plenty of film surprises for its visitors. Pula Film Festival – the oldest film festival in Croatia, this year hosts [...]

Stay stylish in Croatia

Stay stylish in Croatia

You can stay in some stylish surroundings if business takes you to Croatia. Next month, Design Hotels will open the 248-room five-star Hotel Lone in the coastal town of Rovinj, in the region of Istria. With no fewer than nine meeting rooms of varying sizes, the largest capable of seating 600 people, the hotel expects [...]

Why Istrian olive oil

Why Istrian olive oil

Istrian olive oil is quickly being rediscovered as the finest in the world. It is an excellent choice for you or as a gift given the interesting historical significance of olive oil in Istria, Croatia and the award winning quality, flavor and tradition it represents. The San Gurmano brand is a new extra virgin olive [...]

Asparagus With Anchovies and Capers

Asparagus With Anchovies and Capers

This is a common springtime dish in Italy and in a neighboring region of Croatia, Istria, where it’s made with wild asparagus that is thinner than a pencil. If you can find thin spears at your farmers’ market, use them. The recipe is inspired by a dish in Carol Field’s “Italy in Small Bites.” 1 [...]

Winemaking sisters pioneer quality Croatian sparklers

Winemaking sisters pioneer quality Croatian sparklers

Tucked down a winding dirt road in the wilds of Istria, Croatia, there is a small compound of buildings, the village of Persurici, which is the home of Misal Vineyards. Persurici is not really a village, more like a cluster of four or five buildings. The majority of the buildings comprise either the Misal winery [...]

Top 10 most beautiful beaches in Istria, Croatia – from small coves to the paradise islands

Top 10 most beautiful beaches in Istria, Croatia – from small coves to the paradise islands

Rovinj 1. Red Island On the largest island of Rovinj archipelago, with which islets St. Andrew and Maskin are connected by an embankment , there are many beautiful beaches. Most visited are the ones on the island of St. Andrew on the south side, near the Hotel Istra. The beach is pebbly. Besides enjoying the [...]

Anthony Hopkins bought a luxury villa in Istria, Croatia

Anthony Hopkins bought a luxury villa in Istria, Croatia

Famous Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins likes to holiday in Istria, a beautiful peninsula in the western Croatia, where he recently bought a luxury villa. In the strictest secrecy, Anthony Hopkins, often comes to Istria with his family, to spend holidays there. In the Istrian interior, near Grožnjan, he bought a rustic luxury villa, which build [...]

New hotels on the Adriatic – the quality investment in Croatian tourism

New hotels on the Adriatic – the quality investment in Croatian tourism

Source:  www.guide2croatia.net Without new investment there is no further development or creation of new values. Despite the crisis, three five star and one four star hotel are opening along the Adriatic. In Istria, in Rovinj, Maistra plans to open its new five star hotel, ‘Lone’, with 248 rooms, conference center and wellness, and opening is [...]

Croatia holiday in Istria ‘is one of world’s best’

Croatia holiday in Istria ‘is one of world’s best’

Source:  www.croatianvillas.com A holiday in Croatia’s Istria region has been recommended and described as one of the world’s best breaks by an industry magazine. National Geograhic Traveler has identified the location in north-west Croatia as one of its top ten spots for a vacation in 2011, reported the Croatian Times. It cited its natural wonders [...]

Wines of Istria, Croatia awarded with “Decanter World Wine Awards” at London Wine Fair

Wines of Istria, Croatia awarded with “Decanter World Wine Awards” at London Wine Fair

Source:  www.guide2croatia.net Wines of Istria, Croatia awarded with “Decanter World Wine Awards” at London Wine Fair Awarded with Decanter World Wine Awards of the most famous professional wine magazine Decanter, Croatian wines confirmed their quality once again by gaining 40 medals and 25 recommendations. Istrian winemaker Benvenuti is awarded with double silver medal for Istrian [...]