The Romans referred to it as Terra Magica – and it’s a title that is still relevant today. Istria – the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea – is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets.
Here’s why it’s the perfect destination for an unforgettable walking tour
1. Surrounded by nature
Istria is small enough to drive from end to end in one hour – but still boasts a variety of natural sights and experiences. With a walking tour, like those offered by Fiore Tours – travel specialists for Istria – you’ll really get to relax surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, rivers, forests, beautiful coastal views, mountain tops, medieval towns, and villages.
2. Gourmet destination
Istria is a gourmet destination. On the coast, the focus is on seafood. Move inland and the focus shifts to meat – particularly the specialty beef from Boskarin Cattle. Then there’s the truffle capital of the world at the village of Livade – which you can also take in during Fiore Tours walking tour of Istria. There’s also wild asparagus, local ham, and the native wines. You will get excellent quality wherever you go – even in basic eateries.
Time your visit right and you may just be able to take in one of the many festivals which Istria hosts each year. From the Motovun International Film Festival each July, through to choir festivals and even festivals celebrating Asparagus – Istria is definitely interesting! You can find out more about festivals from the region’s tourism website.
4. The smallest town in the world
Istria is home to Hum – the smallest town in the world. With just 20 inhabitants, it is the home of mistletoe flavor brandy and an exceptionally friendly place.
Motovun, one of the destinations on Fiore Tours Istrian walking holiday, is home to the best views of the Istrian interior. It is also home to a truffle that has aphrodisiac qualities.
6. Artist colony
On the Fiore Tours holiday – you’ll be able to visit Grožnjan, a town full of art and artists. This photogenic medieval town sits on top of a hill with views of vineyards, olive groves, woods, and the sea. It is formally known as a town of artists – with 30 galleries in its vicinity.
7. Griffon vultures and Golden eagles
Passing through the Učka Nature Park with Fiore Tours walking tour of Istria, you’ll be well placed to spot Griffon vultures and golden eagles.