Partners of Colours of Istria - Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla

Tourist boards of Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla together with local accommodation providers, Istraturist Umag d.d. and Laguna Novigrad d.d. have partnered together to bring you this website that showcases the best that there is in Northwest Istria.

Umag u svim bojama Istre Novigrad u svim bojama Istre Brtonigla u svim bojama Istre Buje u svim bojama Istre Istraturist partner of Sol Melia Laguna Novigrad
  • Umag Tourist Board

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    Should you like to feel the pulse of tourism in Umag, the Tourist Board's information office in the centre of the city is an excellent place to do so. Not only because of the availability of information but also because the events currently going on in the city including entertainment, cultural and sports events are creatively presented in the large glass display. If you find asparagus inside, know that the city is celebrating this Mediterranean delicacy, while a towel, candles and pebbles note an attractive spa-wellness offer, while during the historic festival the tourist board’s display boasts objects from Ancient Rome. A unique stamp shall also be left by the ATP tournament, the International Chamber Theatre Festival, musicians from all over the world, European and International championships in various sports... “How to plan a cycling tour for the family? What to visit? Where to fix a washing machine? Guests have at their disposal the most diverse questions and assistance and we wish to be as available and open as possible. If we do not know how to answer your question, it won’t take us long to find out,” says Sanda Bravar Radizlović, the multitalented and efficient director of the Tourist Board. Although much information is available using a touch-screen, Sabina Zacchigna divulges that most guests prefer to speak to the people at the tourist board about Umag, Istria and Croatia. Other than Sabina and Sanda, the team includes Franka Anđelić and Daniel Rotta, all tourism professionals that are up to any task. The airiness, modernity and glass of the office itself fulfil its basic task with ease – bringing Umag closer to travellers from all over the world. The entrance offers access for handicapped persons and information is available in a number of languages, in print or orally. Just aside the office and in parts of the old city you can also connect to the free wireless internet service. Should you decide to take an excursion to or stay in Savudrija, the beautiful fishing village and most westerly point of Croatia, expect to find another tourist information point overflowing with information and advice given by Dario Penco and Loretta Krota.

    Contact:

    Trgovačka 6
    52470 Umag
    Tel: +385 52 741 363
    Fax: +385 52 741 649
    info@istria-umag.com
  • Novigrad Tourist Board

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    Next to the park and harbour in the centre of the Novigrad, you will easily find the tourist information office. Open and popular among travellers, it brings together all the information relevant to tourism and works as a place for questions, answers, compliments and complaints, be the topic be beaches, restaurants, excursions or some other aspect of staying in picturesque Novigrad. The office has recently been renovated, is easily accessible and is ideally located on the outer perimeter of the old city. Our friendly information service employees Michelle Babić and Maura Laković will await you and will give you all the information you need to have the best possible and most enjoyable holiday in Novigrad and Istria. You will likely also meet Kristijan Nemet, the events manager as well as office director Vesna Ferenac who herself loves travelling and world cultures and is an excellent person to speak to about many topics. You can also come to rest in the office after exploring the city’s sights and find the necessary bike maps and tourist guides as well as brochures with information for a more detailed tour of Novigrad’s sights. Other than in English, German and Italian, Novigrad also prints brochures in Czech and Slovenian. To make getting around the centre and access routes to Novigrad easier, six illuminated boards with city maps are located around the city, and there is free wireless internet in a number of cafes. We must also emphasise the artistic atmosphere the office abounds with. The careful eye will note the series of original artist’s posters which advertised the day of the city’s patron saint in past years, as well as paintings dominated by tones of blue which do an excellent job in emphasising Novigrad’s Mediterranean identity.

    Contact:

    Mandrač 29a
    52466 Novigrad - Cittanova
    Tel: +385 52 757 075
    Fax: +385 52 757 075
    info@novigrad-cittanova.hr
  • Tourist Board of Brtonigla

    Back to top Tourist Board Brtonigla

    Where to go, where to start from, what to visit? These questions will be best answered by the dynamic and unanimous team of the local tourist and information office in the very heart of the city of Brtonigla. Here, you can get free brochures in various languages, maps of the town and the area, descriptions of the bicycle routes, information on restaurants, winemakers and olive tree growers and the unique family hotel - San Rocco, the most famous brand of Brtonigla. They are working all day long during the season, led by the agile and adventurous Antonela, who is equally good at business presentations and at the field. Her creed is the following: you can't promote something if you haven't experienced it yourself; and she is thus keen to explore paths, vineyards and all abundances of Brtonigla that she will be happy to recommend to you. Her right hand is the talented student Andrea, who wonderfully embodies the spirit of this cosmopolite town – she speaks several languages, she is also involved in all events in her home region and she will be happy to reveal some secret that has not been written in the tourist brochures. The youngest team member is Sonja, who is invaluable for functioning of the office. As the Brtonigla area spreads up to the sea and encompasses two thirds of the huge Park Umag camp, the summer info-point will also welcome you within the camp, in order to introduce its guests to the beauties of the inner part of Brtonigla. Here, you will be greeted by Sara, with her knowledge of five languages and numerous information on green scenery and the vineyards, situated only a 10 mins. drive from the camp. The third info-spot will be also set up this summer in the coastal town of Karigador, a small fisherman’s town near the camp.

    Contact:

    Mlinska 2
    52474 Brtonigla
    Tel: +385 52 774 307
    Fax: +385 52 720 860
    info@istria-brtonigla.com
  • Tourist Board of Buje

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    Tourist Board Office is located at the entrance and the ascent to the old town which the tourists love to visit in order to get the information about the city and its surroundings. The big boss in this info-spot is Valter Bassanesse, a great aficionado of his area and a great connoisseur of its history, culture and natural beauty. Do not hesitate to ask him anything you would like to know, because he is a very patient storyteller from whom you can learn a lot. During the summer, he has the assistance of two communicative undergraduate students and several students from the local secondary school, gaining the first experience of tourism-related work, their future occupation. The office ensures free brochures, booklets, maps and leaflets in Italian, German, English and Croatian, as well the information on the private accommodation and local winemakers and olive tree growers. The tourist office also selling the original souvenirs from Buje and Istria. We offer our guests free Internet access and the exhibition of the traditional local products from Buje and its surroundings.

    Contact:

    1. svibnja 2
    52460 Buje
    Tel: +385 52 773 353
    Fax: +385 52 773 353
    info@istria-buje-buie.com

  • Istraturist Umag d.d.

    Back to top Istraturist partner of Sol Melia

    Istraturist is one of the most rewarded tourist companies in Croatia known for its strong orientation towards high-quality tourism. Its forty-year tradition of work and development has resulted in successes in all levels of the tourism business. Today, Istraturist's accommodation capacity includes about 20 thousand beds in 7 hotels, 4 tourist-apartment resorts and 5 auto-camps along the Umag Riviera. For the past few years the company has offered three contemporary spa-wellness centres and in doing so has made Umag one of Croatia’s most ideal spa and wellness destinations. Istraturist shall also remain marked as the first company in Croatia to take an organisational step forward in the camping sector five years ago when it upgraded all of its camps to four-star quality. Istraturist’s business is based on constant training and improvement for its staff, improvements in accommodations quality and enhancing the region of Umag with extra entertainment, sports and recreational content. With the goal of making its core fit in with international tourism business practices, in 1998 Istraturist entrusted its sales and operations business to the company Sol Meliá. Founded in 1956 in Spain’s Palma de Mallorca, Sol Meliá is the largest hotel company in the world and today does business in 30 countries on four continents. Istraturist’s main goal is to give every guest the unique experience of Umag and Croatia by using its knowledge and competencies to answer to the complex needs of modern-day travellers. The company’s priorities are maintaining international management standards while respecting the highest business ethics principles with the utmost care for maintaining a partner-like relationship with the local community. In this respect, Istraturist strives to give the best support possible to the city’s development in fields such as municipal services, culture, education and social improvement. In this respect Istraturist has already realised numerous important projects. The most famous of these is the ATP tournament which has over the past 20 years transformed Umag into an important centre for sports tourism on the national level. Istraturist’s call centre is open every day for all questions, comments and information. This service is intended for guests, local citizens and business partners year-round as an important link in the building of good communication with clients, the public and partners.

    Contact:

    Jadranska 66
    52470 Umag
    www.istraturist.com
  • Laguna Novigrad d.d.

    Back to top Laguna Novigrad

    With its headquarters and accommodations located in the romantic city of Novigrad, Laguna Novigrad is one of the most important links in the tourism chain of north-western Istria. This is a company with a long tradition in the tourism industry and which has achieved excellence in service quality and content which guests have been enjoying for decades. Two hotels by the sea, Maestral and Laguna and the Mareda and Sirena coastal camps operate under the hat of Laguna Novigrad. The plume in Laguna Novigrad’s hat is surely Maestral, a renowned four-star hotel which boasts excellent cuisine and a clientele that includes bicycle-tourists and younger travellers as well as pensioners and families with children. The Maestral Hotel has recently been completely renovated and its services now include a new spa and wellness centre. Laguna Novigrad’s buildings are surrounded by sports pitches, promenades and bicycle paths shrouded in Mediterranean greenery. During its forty years in the tourism industry, Laguna Novigrad has also constructed its own employee base. Mysterious and somewhat reserved, located between the tourism giants of northern and southern Istria, Laguna Novigrad has successfully managed to find its niche by investing in service quality which largely comes from the quality of its staff. It is from here then that Laguna Novigrad gets its drive to build a healthy and motivational work environment. During the peak of the tourist season the company employs more than 250 employees, and as the largest company in Novigrad is aware of its responsibilities and the local community’s expectations. Laguna Novigrad always strives to be at the top of its game among these sometimes difficult challenges. Transparency and openness towards guests, ethical business practices and care for the community it works in are the foundations of Laguna Novigrad’s business philosophy. As of recently, Laguna Novigrad also produces serves to its guests its own olive oil Vergal. The olive oil got its name from the Novigrad water spring, paying tribute to and affirming its local identity.

    Contact:

    Škverska 8
    52466 Novigrad-Cittanova
    Tel: +385 52 858 600
    Fax: +385 52 757 314
    www.laguna-novigrad.hr