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Fazana Galizana Vizace
Peroj Svetvincenat Marcana
Bale Kanfanar Mutvoran
Monkodonja Dvigrad Krnica
Rovinj Zminj Rakalj
Lim Bay Sv. Petar u Sumi Barban
Klostar Tinjan Rasa
Gradina Beram Labin
Vrsar Trviz Rabac
Funtana Gracisce Sv. Martin
Sv. Lovrec Pazin Sumber
Sv. Ivan Lindar Pican
Porec Kascerga Krsan
Mali Sv. Andjelo Zamask Klostar
Baredine Cave Motovun Kozljak
Tar Oprtalj Gologorica
Visnjan Zrenj Paz
Vizinada Zavrsje Belaj
Novigrad Grimalda Boljun
Karpinjan Draguc Lupoglav
Dajla Racice Raspor
Brtonigla Sovinjak Slum
Seget Vrh Ucka
Umag Hum Plomin
Savudrija Roc Brsec
Groznjan Buzet Moscenice
Buje Kostel Lovran
Momjan Salez Opatija
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Gologorica – Moncalvo di Pisino:”Mikula Gologoricki”

Gologorica is a small picturesque village to the east of Pazin. Historically gained importance for the fact that the work on a relevant medieval document - Survey on Istrian Land and Boundaries - started from Golgorica. In the more recent history was famous for De Franceschi family and today is mostly famous for Gologoricki dol - an excellent Istrian food tavern.

  • located 58 kilometres from Smrikve
  • it is famous for the fact that Mikula Gologoricki started from here his part of the work on the most important Istrian medieval legal document Survey of Istrian Land and Boundaries (in Croatian named “Istarski razvod”).
  • not to be missed: De Franceschi house and the agritourism in Gologoricki Dol


Gologorica is a typical Istrian feudal village. Once you arrive near the village you will need to park the car somewhere before the main gate that have been preserved.

On the hilltop on the right side you will also see the smaller Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary dating back to the Romanesque period. It houses Gothic frescoes made around 1400.

Before you enter the village you will see another gate on your right side. This gate was built in 1759 and leads into a court yard.

Once you enter the village you will note in front of you the Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul from the 17th century.

The church is built on the site of an older Medieval building. It houses some art works from the 15th century.

It is a very simple church and only the Baroque marble altar, the votive gift of De Franceschi family, gives to the church a Baroque feeling.

Nearby the church’s wall there is also a stone inscription put there in memory of Mikula Gologoricki that in 1275 from this place started a long work with various other people of that time that will end up in one of the most important legal documents of that period, Survey of Istrian Land Boundaries (in Croatian named “Istarski razvod”).

Standing on the square, in front of the Parish Church, on your left side you will see the most interesting building in Gologorica. This was the house of De Franceschi family and was built in 1711.

De Franceschi family ruled over Gologorica in the past and several important Istrian people came from this family. If you continue to walk on this main and only road that cross the village you will arrive to a nice garden where the owner of it built a sort of mini Gologorica with small stone blocks.

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