In the vicinity of
camp Pineta, only 15 minutes by boat, there is the national park Brijuni, unique
blend of natural, historical and cultural heritage. Pula,
three-thousand-year-old antic city is one of the leading tourist centers in
Croatia. Its valuable monumental heritage like Gate of Hercules, Temple of
Augustus, amphitheater (former gladiator arena) are absolutely worth of seeing.
Other Mediterranean cities that we would single out are Novigrad, Rovinj,
Poreč. Istrian inland is characterized by its unspoiled nature, karst landscape
and preserved forests like the famous Motovun-Montona wood. Central Istria also hides small
medieval cities and villages (Žminj, Svetvinčenat etc.) with well-known
Istrian stone houses and holdings that now serve for agritourism.
cuisine reflects a mixture of civilizations. It is a blend of Mediterranean and
Central European gastronomy, therefore there is a wide range of authentic
dishes varying from sea food to venison. In this context it's good to mention nearby
wine and olive oil trails. The
most characteristic wines are definitely Malvasia and Teran. A typical
specialty is Istrian soup
("istarska supa"), red wine with toasted bread, olive oil and sugar.