Brtonigla especially attracts its numerous domestic and foreign visitors in mid August, when a feast lasting several days is held to celebrate St Roch’s day, who is a patron saint of the town.
What to do at St Roch’s Feast?
For those coming for great food, Brtonigla offers typical Istrian dishes in taverns and agro tourist locations, as well at the street stalls. The local farmers’ produce can be tasted within the folk’s fair where you can see and buy the traditional Istrian artefacts and souvenirs.
The parents don’t have to worry that their youngsters will be bored, as Rokoland children’s corner was specially designed for them.
Those who love sport and recreation can show their competitive spirit at the traditional bicycle race named San Rocco Bike, in the team competition at the flying targets, at the futsal tournament called St Roch’s Cup, balinjerada, donkeys competition as well as the traditional Istrian games.
The active day is followed by the entertaining evenings at the city squares, with good food and music to everyone’s taste.
Who those who especially appreciate old customs and traditions, the best day to come at the feast is 14th August, on St Roch’s day, when the holy mass is held along the traditional pageant through the town.