1 Pula amphitheatre
The Romans built things to last, and this two thousand-year-old monument is still the dominating feature of Pula’s landscape.
2 Brijuni islands
An idyllic offshore paradise that once served as President Tito’s personal holiday resort.
Italianate, chic and bustling – the pick of the west coast resorts.
4 The Basilica of Euphrasius, Poreč
A venerable sixth-century structure whose Byzantine-influenced mosaics are as good as any around the Mediterranean.
5 Our Lady on the Rocks, Beram
Incandescent paintings by medieval masters light up this village chapel in inland Istria’s rustic heartland.
Rich in historical resonances, the mellow hill town of Grožnjan seems a world away from the heavily touristed coast.
7 Truffles in the Buzet region
The most celebrated of Istria’s gastronomic delights, this smelly fungus deserves to be tasted at least once.