Upcoming Events in Istria
We would like to introduce you to the Calendar of events of our region. We hope you will be able to find something for yourselves and thus spend with us great moments and bring home beautiful memories.
Novigrad and the Istrian motifs in the eye of the best photographers - that would be a short description of the Foto ex tempore event.
International festival in sign of photography and photographic authors which basically has “ex tempore” competition (competition of works created over a few days of the event), and over the years it is being refined with new contents.The initial manifestation was held only in Novigrad, while over the years expanded to other locations in Istria, which participants of photo ex-tempore visit and there, on ...
Another exciting road cycling event Istria Granfondo is just around the corner. Due to a large number of participants, the event will last a day longer this year – from 30 September to 2 October. The cyclists are in for 3 days of amazing bike rides, and those who enjoy cycling as recreation will be able to take part in a new activity – a guided tour City Cycle Tour with a Wine Break scheduled for Friday 30 September.
Note the dates 30 September, 1 and 2 October 2016 and sign up for the international cycling marathon Istria Granfondo. The fifth edition of the marathon with the start and finish line in Umag and Novigrad will offer an even richer program this year.
The real challenge comes on Saturday, in Umag, on the routes for the bold and physically fit. Choose between the 88 km long route of Istria Granfondo Small and 128 km long route of Istria Granfondo Classic.
On Saturday, Istria Granfondo Family & Gourmet Tour will take you on a 25 km long recreational ride around Novigrad and its surroundings, along the shore, through olive groves and vineyards. Cyclists over the age of 10 will enjoy the views and tastings of Istrian dishes at the refreshment stops.
Repeatedly, north-western Istria captivates guests with its intoxicating tastes and scents, hidden places and events.
If you are spending time here during the autumn, take the opportunity of trying our wide range of dishes based on sole. This high quality white fish is locally called "švoj", hence the name of the event.
In October in Oprtalj all is about one fruit - chestnut, which has an event dedicated to it, the Chestnut Fair or Kestenijada. The first event of its kind in Istria provides visitors with an opportunity to enjoy this typical autumn fruit that grows in the forests of Oprtalj.
Roasted chestnuts, chestnut cakes, dishes with chestnut, chestnut honey, and young wine are offered all day, with the products of many local producers of agricultural products where one can taste and buy local products like garlic, honey, wine, olive oil, pasta...
Whether you’re a recreational or a professional runner, you simply can't miss these 5km and 10km races along the promenade and through the centre of lively Novigrad!
Known as a supreme delicacy ever since the times of the Mesopotamian rulers, Roman emperors, the French court and the Austro - Hungarian monarchs, the truffle has always been and remains a prestigious gastronomic ingredient worldwide.
In the heart of the Mirna river valley a hundred years ago a place called Livade has developed and since the beginning of the 20th century when in the valley of the Mirna river white truffles were discovered, this little place has become world famous as the center of the famous Istrian white truffle. In ...
Each November, when the sweet juice of new wine is born, the town of Momjan celebrates the Feast Day of St. Martin, its patron saint. European traditions consider this Catholic saint to be the patron saint of vintners and wine growers and, in many countries, new wine is “baptised” on this very day.
Momjan, a small historical town north of Buje, is no exception. It is well known among wine and vine authorities.
Autumn brings plenty of gourmet manifestations in Northwest Istria. One of them will take place in Momjan on the occasion of St. Martin's Day (locally known as Martinje). Local winemakers and caterers will offer menus combining white truffle and Momjan Muscat as the Momjan Muscat and Truffle Days take place from 13 - 30 November 2016.