Coastal Istria

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Course: Hrvatska kao turistika destinacija na engleskom jeziku Brigita Bosnar Valkovi

Students:Kristina Bajac Paola Hrelja

Studeni 2012., Opatija

INTRODUCTION Istria the largest peninsula in Croatia

Sometimes called the new Tuscany 3 160 km amount of sunshine of 2.388 hours

the gates of the Mediterranean to Europeans The westernmost point Savudrija; the southernmost

point near Premantura (Kamenjak) Mild climate 2nd on the Lonely Planet's list of top 10 world regions for 2011

INTRODUCTION (2) Traces of human lifedate back to the prehistoric

times preserved archeological, cultural and historical monuments from different cultures and eras The first known inhabitantsHistri The development of tourismdates back to the period of the Roman Empire The beginnings of the modern tourismthe 19 century

UMAG Umag was named after the Celtic word mag= fertile

land Inhabited since the early Stone Age Mentioned for the first time in the 7th century as Humagum Old town of Umag, castle ipar ATP Croatia Open in Umag the oldest and most renowned tennis tournament in

Croatia and the region

NOVIGRAD Neapolis built on a small island Savudrija (Zambratija) one of the best-known tourist resorts in the area The name deriveted from Zuanne Bratti is the oldest lighthouse in Croatia built in 1818; first lighthouse in the world to derive its light from coal

distillation the unique way its inhabitants store their fishing boats from

bad weather, raised high on special wooden supports

PORE Town, county center and harbour situated in the western

part of Istria Pore carries the title of the most visited resort in both Istria and Croatia Lots of tourist oases: Blue lagun, Green lagun, White lagun, Lanterna, padi 2000 years oldRoman colony Colonia Iulia Parentium In the 6th century was built the Euphrasius Basilica 1861.the capital city of Istria 1902.railroad Parenzana

PORE (2) Marafor squareis the former Roman central square

The complex of the Basilica of Euphrasius Basilica+chapel+baptistery+bishop's palace on the UNESCO World Heritage List (1997.)

named after the bishop Euphrasius built in the Byzantine style

The Romanesque house with wooden balcony

VRSAR AND FUNTANA Two small fishing settlements situated between Pore

and Lim canal Funtana named after strong springs of water near the coast founded in the 18th century by colonists from Zadar aqueduct was built from the Funtana spring to the Pore

surroundings Vrsar (the old Orsera) on a hill overlooking the mouth of the Lim bay named after the old Mediterranean word "ur=source significant Christian center in the Roman period the first European nudist camps

VRSAR AND FUNTANA (2) Near Vrsar and Funtana is the cave of St. Romuald one-time member of the Benedictine order and later

founder of the Camaldoli order and and ascetic who brought to Istria the learning of St Benedict of Norcia

ROVINJ 7th century Ruvignio

Old town center - Church of St. Euphemia Aqarium Regata and the Rovinj fair

BALE On the hill of limestone

Castrum Vallis Paleontological park Night of Bale

PULA The biggest Istrian town

founded by the Romans Pietas Julia Rich history the Roman amphitheatre

PULA (2) Triumphal Arch of the Sergi

Forum and the Temple of Augustus Churches and museums Nesactium

BRIJUNI ISLANDS 14 islands, became a national park in 1983

Paul Kupelwieser Safari park Rich flora and fauna

LABIN Old city and the new settlement

Coal mine Labin Art Republica

RABAC Small fishermans vilage becomes a tourist resort

Beautiful bay and various gastronomic offer the pearl of Kvarner

CONCLUSION In combination with the natural beauties, rich history

and cultural heritage, the coastal Istria offers a wide range of activities for the tourists and visitors. Small places and towns along the coast reflect the real

beauty of the Mediterranean.


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