Istrian towns and villages

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Smrikve Pula Premantura
Brijuni Vodnjan Medulin
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
Istra Veprinac

Major influences

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Istria from Smrikve:"Prehistory, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Middle Ages, The Venetian Republic, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Italy, post World War Two period"

In addition a database of over 450 families have been gathered to provide the tourist interested in Istrian culture recommended places where they can taste traditional Istrian food, wine and olive oil.

Before you start the visit of towns and villages, I would try to give you an idea of the most beautiful and representative Istrian towns and villages by grouping them into few historical clusters: prehistoric sites, the Roman Empire period, the Byzantine Empire period, the Middle Ages, the Venetian Republic period, the period of Austria, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy period, the period of Italy and the post World War Two period. This is the initial idea for creating a particular cultural itinerary that you could be interested in.

Almost every Istrian town has lived trough all this different cultural periods but in some towns, as visible in their buildings and structures, the influence of certain periods is more prominent.

  • Prehistoric sites: Mali Sv. Andjeo, Lim Bay, Monkodonja, Nesactium
  • Roman period: Pula, Porec
  • Byzantine period: Porec
  • Middle Ages: Kostel, Hum, Krsan, Kozljak, Vrsar, Dvigrad, Pazin, Belaj, Gracisce, Pican
  • The Venetian Republic: Groznjan, Buzet, Draguc, Novigrad, Motovun, Porec, Sv.Lovrec, Rovinj, Bale, Labin, Vodnjan, Zavrsje, Oprtalj
  • Austro-Hungarian Monarchy period: Opatija, Pula
  • Italian period: Rasa
  • Post World War Two period: Rabac and most of the hotel buildings all around the costal area of Istria

I hope you will find interesting Istria From Smrikve and would be lovely if, after the virtual tour, you decide to include Istria among destinations you would like to visit.


Miodrag Bozovic


"Puna je Pula" (Miodrag Bozovic – Mio = from Miodrag Bozovic on Vimeo.

Many Smrikva Bowl contestants and their families come back to Smrikve to enjoy their holidays and to prepare for important tournaments. They are main promoters of "Istria from Smrikve"

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