Aren't you bewitched with San Vincenti? It's very easy to be so. Those streets, square, castle, churches...This small place with around 300 inhabitants is so magical that you just have to stop and look around. Maybe even have a coffee in peace, especially in mornings when you can feel this special atmosphere. No matter if it's winter, spring, autumn...
It's cold outside, it's raining cats and dogs. You come inside and suddenly you are in another world. A world of a hundred years ago. I fold the umbrella. In front of me is an antique table with brandies and wine, old mugs and bottles. To the left a fire crackles in a beautiful ancient hearth, to the right...
Did you know that Istrians used to be armed up to their teeth? Yes, it's hard to believe, but I can tell you from my own experience. Nevertheless, they never mentioned it, nor did they praise it. But almost every family had a piece of weapon at home, a riffle or a gun. They didn't talk about it because...
Like in all Mediterranean countries and regions, in Croatia and Istria winegrowing runs through veins of native people. Grape vine is one of the most typical breeding cultures that succeeds on this heart-shaped peninsula for centuries. Winegrowing started to grow rapidly here back in Roman times and one of the most significant descriptions of Istria dating all the back...
These seas were sailed by ancient Greeks erewhile, by Neretvans ere banished to exile. On good wine they imbibed must stand the blame for giving our cove such lovely name. Long gone are Greeks but their name stands still; Yet we drink good wine here, and always will. The verses by venerated Istrian writer Mate Balota depict his beloved bay of Kalavojna under Rakalj. The...