The Istrian Peninsula is a delight of rustic little, old stone villages & sea side towns oozing with history. Enjoy a rich and diverse gastronomy, superb local wine & sightseeing…
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The Istria Peninsula sits in the north of Croatia close to Italy and sot’s easy to get to from a number of airports. Likened to Tuscany for its hilltop towns and rolling green countryside, much of the accommodation here is a little bit inland and there are lots of old stone villas. If you are looking for an Istria apartment then the best places to head for are the coastal towns like beautiful Umag or Rovinj – with its pretty old town, full of multi coloured old houses and picturesque marina, you can spend hours wandering and exploring Rovinj old town and days on the beach. Or how about the staying near the old town of Porec with its gorgeous old town dating back to Roman times and still with its ancient grid style Roman streets.
The town of Pula also has an exciting Roman heritage and plenty of Roman remains to interest visitors. Food and wine is a major attraction of Istria and it’s worth getting out and about to sample some of the local fare. The fairy tale hilltop town of Motovun is one of the better known interior villages which serves must-have local truffles in most of its restaurants! Being close to Italy, the food has a strong Italian influence too. The local wine is certainly something to partake in too with some acclaimed local wineries stocking the shelves of any wine shop in the area.
If you book an Istria apartment you will notice that there aren’t so many islands around Istria as there are along the more southern Mediterranean coastline of Croatia. Being a relatively small Peninsula, you will find that you are never far away from lots of nice places to visit. And don’t miss the beautiful Brijuni Islands which are a popular day trip from the shores of Istria. A cluster of small islands, the Brijuni Islands was once the exclusive retreat of the former President of Yugoslavia – ‘Tito’ where he entertained his many rich and famous friends such as Sophia Loren!