What you need to know before traveling to Istria

A weekend in Istria will most likely include visits to many museums and historical sites. There is a large number of these sites in the region detailing the fascinating Istria culture. In the old town of Poreč you can visit two Roman temple ruins and the Regional Museum. Other attractions include the Rovinj Regional Museum and the 1st century Pula Roman amphitheater. Additional Istria sights of interest are the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica with gold Byzantine mosaics and the Cathedral of St. Euphemia.

Istria tourism offers more than ancient buildings. For example, the Punta Corrente Forest Park provides a chance to swim right off the rocks. You can also visit the nearby Brijuni Islands off the Istria coast which are a designated national park. Other things to do in Istria include attending one or more of the many festivals held throughout the year such as the Poreč Folk Festival or the Rovinh-Pesaro Regatta. Naturally, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to go shopping in the many town shops and boutiques. When you visit Istria, you’ll be delighted with the beautiful rolling hills and long shoreline too.

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