Istria

Istria is the most exquisitely beautiful region; inland as well as the coast. It was part of Italy until after the Second World War and the influence can still be felt in the superb gastronomy, from wines to olive oils.

  • Rovinj

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    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Mirna valley, Istria

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    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Temple of Augustus, Pula

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    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Pula

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    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out
  • Batelina

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    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Rovinj

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    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Pula amphitheatre

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    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Motovun, Istria

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    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • The Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč

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    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Konoba Morgan

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    © Rajko Radovanovic/Time Out
  • Istria

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    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Blu restaurant, Rovinj

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    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Poreč

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    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Rovinj

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Rovinj

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Rovinj

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    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Hilltop Retreat

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    © Vanda Vucicevic
  • Motovun

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    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Rovinj market

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    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Mirna valley, the view from Motovun

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    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Raša

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    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Museum Lapidarium, Novigrad

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    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Novigrad

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out
  • Konoba Morgan

    © Rajko Radovanovic/Time Out

    © Rajko Radovanovic/Time Out
  • Hilltop Retreat

    © Vanda Vucicevic

    © Vanda Vucicevic

  1. Good for
    • Gastronomes
    • Cycling
    • Families
  2. Key events
    • June
      Valamar Jazz Festival
    • July
      Pula Film Festival, Seasplash, Motovun Film Festival
    • August
      Outlook Festival
    • September
      Dimensions Festival, Unknown Festival
  3. Insider tips
    • Pre-book Restaurant Batelina in Banjole ✤ Escape the summer crowds at Kamenjak, Istria’s protected tip ✤ Slow dine at Konoba Morgan near to Brtonigla ✤ Taste: Truffles, Olive Oil, Malvazija and Teran wines ✤ Take a day out at the crazy Brijuni Islands ✤ Visit the hilltop towns of Motovun and Groznjan ✤ Eat, swim, eat, swim at Restaurant Blu in Rovinj

Time Out Critics' choice...

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Konoba Morgan
Restaurants, Buje

© Vanda Vucicevic

The Hilltop Retreat
Apartments, Motovun

Valsabbion
Hotels, Pula

San Rocco: Hotel
Hotels, Brtonigla

Caffè Bar XL
Cafes, Rovinj

Scandal Express
Bars, Pula

Pepenero
Restaurants, Novigrad

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Konoba Čok
Restaurants, Novigrad


Istria: Key destinations