LABIN - RED
The medieval town of Labin is situated on the hill above Rabac. Its old name of Albona was first mentioned in 285 AD. The birthplace of Matthias Flacius Illyricus, the reformer and collaborator of Martin Luther, it is a cultural and administrative center today. The rich cultural and architectural heritage of Labin is enlivened by number of art ateliers and by the bustling youth gathering in the coffee bars scattered around the old town. The Sculpture Park in nearby Dubrova features over 70 forma viva stone sculptures. After a walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town, you will find the Town Museum with its archaeological and unique in this part of Europe, a miniature coal mine. Have a look at the Memorial collection of Matthias Flacius Illyricus, peek into the art ateliers, enjoy the view of Rabac and Cres island from the Fortica or pop into the small, elegant shops and take refreshments on one of the terraces of the local coffee bars.
BUZET - BLUE & GREEN
Buzet is situated in the very north of Istria near the border with Slovenia. Its historic core, dating from the Middle Ages lies on a hilltop above a fertile valley of the longest Istrian river - the Mirna. It is surrounded by green hills, mysterious canyons, flower meadows, cold springs and rich life in the woods and preciousness in their soil. Today, Buzet is widely known as the “City of truffles” since the forests along Mirna river are especially rich in this divine tuber. Once a year, chefs from Buzet prepare the biggest Omelet with truffles in the world, made of more than 2000 eggs and 10 kg of truffles, and cooked in a pan that is 2.5 meters in diameter. Buzet area is also the place for great olive oil, exquisite wines and distinctive Istrian grappa which, served with traditional Istrian culinary recipes, fully evokes the spirit of this ancient region.
MOTOVUN - YELLOW
Motovun has become a major tourist attraction due to its recognizable medieval shape and great climate. You can enjoy walking through the medieval streets, taking in views from the city walls and exploring the countryside through various bike and walking trails. The natural beauty of the place leaves no one indifferent and it is a perfect place for everyone who loves nature and adventures. There are as many as 26 protected cultural monuments in the old town of Motovun, which is why this medieval town is on the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list. Visit Motovun and discover the richness of cultural and historical heritage that the medieval jewel of the interior of Istria is proud of!
GROŽNJAN - WHITE
Grožnjan, know as city of artists, is located above the Mirna River valley on a hill above the sea level of 228 meters. Medieval urban complex has remained largely untouched until now. It is a natural base for an intense and interesting life the city lives today. Groznjan nurtures a rich art tradition. Art and music are represented in the best possible form: on-site creation. Many artists who live and work in Groznjan or the surrounding area add to its liveliness. By walking around the town one can directly and actively experience art.