Postcard No 4 from Istria in Croatia

This is my final postcard from the lovely region of Istria in the north of Croatia. We’re very close to the Italian border here and in fact this region was at one time part of Italy – and it shows in many of the places we visited.

This morning we drove south down the coast to the picturesque harbourside town of Rovinj, with the old town perched on the side of the hill. It is quite a tourist attraction and what you can’t see in this carefully chosen shot are the many souvenir kiosks selling fake football shirts that we passed before we climbed up the cobbled old streets to the top.

After the required ice cream and coffee in a cafe with a sea view, we drove away and stopped for lunch beside the Limski Fjord, a long inlet with limestone cliffs on either side. As the clear waters are famous for the oysters and mussels they farm here, we had to try some at the Viking restaurant which was packed with families working their way through huge piles of shellfish.

Sadly our short trip has come to and end and we fly home tonight, but look out for more articles about the things we’ve seen here, once I get back home to free wifi and a little more time to tell you my stories from Istria.

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Other Istria Posts to enjoy

A room with a view – staying at Plava Laguna Resort in Istria, Croatia
Cycling by the sea in Istria, Croatia
Visiting the hill towns of Grožnjan and Motovun in Istria


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  • Reply
    August 4, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Well it looks very nice in Istria. Croatia is a very nice country but it can be d*mn hot in the summer months 😉

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    Karen Bryan
    August 12, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Rovinj was my favourite town in Istria, wish I’d been able to spend more time there. Beautiful location and plenty of restaurants for all budgets with great views.

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