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Rovinj was already a settlement of Illyrian tribes before being captured by the Romans, who called it Arupiunum or Mons Rubineus, and later Ruginium and Ruvinium. Built on an island close to the coast, it was connected with the mainland in 1763 by filling in the channel. It became part of the Byzantine empire, then in...
Pula (Italian: Pola; Slovene: Pulj) is the largest city in Istria County, Croatia, located at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula. Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, tame sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of wine making, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. Pula ha...
In the northern part of Istria, overlooking the Mirna River valley, lies surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town of Motovun - Montona. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior.