Tinjan in central Istria. Tinjan has always been a small town on the border. From the Roman times, through the Middle Ages, it has always kept its borders with its fort. And yet, although at the border, Tinjan was not a regular fortress, it has been called the town since 1578.
Today, Tinjan is proud of his history and tradition, whether it is the symbols of this region - the stone walls and the puddles,hacking tools and equipment of rural households, the folklore and architectural heritage,legends or the finest gastronomic delicacies such as Istrian prosciutto.
The tradition of producing prosciutto today preserves several registered stores of making prosciutto in Tinjan and in 2006 Tinjan has declared as the municipality of Istrian prosciutto, each year the ISAP - International Prosciutto Fair is held, featuring various types of this delicious gastronomic delicacies.