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Istria: Top 10 Reasons to Holiday on the Peninsula

The German language Istria-themed blog Inistrien.de has put together 10 reasons which make the largest Croatian peninsula unique and an interesting holiday destination. Here they are: Proximity & Short Distances From Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland you can get to Istria by car in about 4 (Salzburg) to 9 (Stuttgart) ...

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Luxury Croatia: 12 Top Places to Stay

By Iva Ralica If you are looking for something ultra-luxurious and sophisticated that will make you, and maybe even your wallet, remember Croatia forever, here are some of the hotels and villas around the country that could make that happen. Istria Hotel Monte Mulini is settled near the town of ...

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Robin Hood: Origins Filming Moves from Dubrovnik to Istria

Shooting of the action film Robin Hood: Origins has moved from Dubrovnik on Croatia’s southern coast to the Istrian peninsula in the north. Filming will take place tonight and tomorrow in the small town of Završje which will play Nottingham after Dubrovnik played the role for the last 2 and ...

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5 Foods You Must Try in Istria

By Iva Ralica Every region in Croatia has its delicious specialities that make the taste buds dance with joy. The beautiful Istria peninsula with its Mediterranean, and at the same time continental side, offers a great choice for a real gourmet pleasure. Here is a (too) short list of five ...

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Istria Named Best Olive Oil Region in the World

The Croatian region of Istria has for the second year running been named the best olive oil region in the world by leading guide Flos Olei. Flos Olei, which is the first international extra virgin olive oil guide, have this year included 61 Istrian olive oils in their latest 2017 ...

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Malvasia Istriana – The Only Malvasia with its Own Glass

By: Wine & More Malvasia. Such a beautiful name. Sounds like something the gods of Olympus would drink. Maybe that’s why Malvasia is one of the most common names for grapevines all over the Mediterranean. Indeed, there are various types of Malvasia and all of them are different grape varieties ...

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Learn About Istria’s Quality Red Teran Grape

By Wine & More What is the highest official grade that any monovarietal wine from any variety of the Refosco family and its close relatives has ever received? Quiz question. Let us know when you find the correct answer… What we know for sure is that the Decanter appraisal of ...

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Region of Istria Setting New Tourism Records in 2016

2016 continues to be a record-breaking tourist year in Croatia – and in particular for one region… The largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, Istria, keeps breaking tourist records this year. For the 7th day in a row the region has recorded 300,000 overnight stays. In the first 13 days of ...

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