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Istria is a triangular peninsula and the largest in Croatia. Pointing down into the northern Adriatic Sea it is located between the Gulf of Triest and the Kvarner Gulf. Smaller parts of it belong to Italy and Slovenia, but the main part is Croatian.
Croatian Istria includes the island´s territory from the Slovenian border to Rijeka and its largest city and economic centre is Pula at the southern tip of the peninsula. Western Istria with the regions of Umag, Novigrad, Porec, Rovinj and Pula offers a rather flat landscape whereas the Eastern part with the regions of Medulin, Labin, Rabac, and the area of Moscenika Draga Area provide more diversity with its numerous small bays and hills and the Ucka Mountains extending to the seaside.
Although the peak season are the months from May to September Istria´s excellent climate with summers that are not too hot and mild winters attract tourists throughout the whole year.
Picturesque small towns with narrow cobbled alleys and spear-belfried churches along the Istrian coast and the medieval hilltop settlements and villages with the traditional stone houses in inland Istria contribute to the charm of this popular holiday destination.
A traditional attitude that has always been combined with open-mindedness derives from Istria´s complex history. The Illyrian tribe the Histri, who had given Istria its name, had ruled the region before the Romans who had invaded in the second century BC, leaving a profound mark on the area building villas and farms and turning Pula into an urban centre. Roman relicts like the amphitheatre can still be admired in this historic town. From the seventh century on Slav tribes had been driving the original romanized inhabitants to the coastal areas. During the Middle Ages the coastal towns adopted Venetian suzerainty while the rest of the peninsula came under Habsburg control. After the fall of Venice in 1797 the Austrians oversaw the whole peninsula. Yet, Italian was then confirmed as the official language. In 1918 the Austrian rule ended, and Italy occupied Istria. During that time the Croatian language was banned in public life. After terrible atrocities committed against the Croatian people during World War II there were bitter fights between Italy and Yugoslavia and thousands of Italians fled. But today Istria is more cosmopolitan, prosperous and self-confident than other regions of Croatia and has found a new identity with a positive attitude towards its Italian heritage, towards its still fair-sized Italian community and Italian as its second official language.
Istria´ beaches, lots of them awarded with the Blue Flag, offer clean crystal-clear water, best equipment and numerous of sports activities.
Numerous forests with pines, green Macchia and holly oaks und the Ucka Mountains invite you to hike or just find recreation.
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