Brtonigla

Brtonigla

Shy and reclusive at the first sight, the green Brtonigla reveals slowly, and those who discover it, hardly resist to the power of its charm. It offers the best from the Istrian inland – natural parks and caves, picturesque hills, rich flora and fauna, and the excellently preserved small churches and chapels testify about the past.

  • Brtonigla, situated on a hill in the interior of green Istria, is known for its unforgettable scenery but also for its numerous wine makers and olive oil producers.
  • Church of St. Zenon, the protector of Brtonigla, was built in 1862. and it is located in the very center of Brtonigla.
  • Brtonigla - in all the colours of Istria


The numerous acres of vineyards and olive groves are surrounded by pathways that lead towards meadows and woods, deep into the centre of vibrating nature that lives intact, far away from the modern civilisation. It is also a place where you can find superior wines and olive oils - many family cellars and tasting premises invite the travellers to discover the authentic power of the local lifestyle.

In Brtonigla, you will discover the well-known San Rocco Hotel, a family hotel that has been declared the best in Croatia for four years in a row, combining the top-notch accommodation with the domestic cuisine.

Situated less than ten miles from the seashore, Brtonigla is a real oasis of quality vacation for the 21st century demanding traveller.
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Istralandia Aquapark

This interesting aquatic world stretches over 81.000 m2, it is only five kilometres away from the coast and has a great geostrategic location at the exit of the Istrian Ypsilon highway (exit Nova Vas), between Novigrad and Brtonigla.
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The Aleksandar Rukavina Gallery

In the complete shade of the hinterland of Brtonigla, in the idyllic green scenery, one can find the gallery of the academic sculptor and painter Aleksandar Rukavina (1934. – 1985.). It is nicely nested and adapted to the mild descent, following the natural configuration of the soil. The Memorial Gallery shows the ...
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Mramornica Cave - a karst beauty

When passing through Brtonigla don't miss the opportunity to visit Mramornica cave, considered by many speleologists to be one of Istria's largest and loveliest subterranean structures. Mramornica Cave was first mentioned in the writings of travel writer Albert Fortis in 1770. Today, it is open to both the ...
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Nature Park Škarline

To residents of the area, Nature Park Škarline is an inseparable part of local identity and holds an indelible place in the collective mind. Visitors to the area sometimes fail to discover this perfectly preserved nature park located only two kilometres from Brtonigla and named Škarline after the stream that springs ...
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Magnificent St. Zeno

The parish church in Brtonigla was named after St Zeno, an early Christian bishop from Verona, who is also a patron saint of this Istrian town. It is generally considered that St Zeno was a native of North Africa. During his 10-year service as a bishop, he carried out several reforms of church customs. The inside of ...
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