In the southwestern part of Istria, just ten kilometers away from Pula is the settlement of Vodnjan. The legend says that the place originated from the seven villas association and today Vodnjan is considered as a region of old traditions. So the interior of the core preserved its specific medieval appearance with old and narrow streets of irregular shape. There are also striking details and monuments in Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic-Venetian style.
For this reason, it is logical that the place is rich in numerous cultural and historical sights such as the church of St. Blaž, Our Lady of Carmel, a church of St. Catherine, a church of St. Jacob and the palace of the Bettica family where is museum located today.
As we mentioned at the beginning, the locals of Vodnjan cultivate their tradition, so folklore is here transmitted by generations with folk costumes, hair jewelry, various dances and centuries-old traditional songs.
The population is engaged in various activities, and since Vodnjan is known as an agrarian area, here you will taste some of the best wines and olive oils. Among other things, you will eat quality here. All gastronomy lovers can taste the best delicacies of this area in numerous taverns and restaurants, and each of it has delicacies that make it special. In Vodnjan you will not be bored. Indeed, you can enjoy a variety of sports and recreational activities such as biking, golf, tennis, fishing, beach volleyball and horse riding. All lovers of depth and exploration of underwater beauty and the sea world will enjoy diving in this area.
If you visit Vodnjan during the summer months you will have fun on some of the events such as the "Bumbar Festival" and the "Lavender Festival". All lovers of sweet and candy will be delighted with the "Sweet Summer" event where they will be able to taste traditional cakes. Folk lovers will find their interest in the international folk festival "Leron".
Vodnjan is a wonderful place with a rich, interesting and attractive offer that will give you a fantastic experience!
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