Croatia | Discovering the Real Istria in Pula, Rovinj and Baredine Caves
Leaving our base at Camping Lanterna, we spent the day driving around the Istrian interior which proved to be yet another amazing experience in the mild early May weather (mid 20°C) With plenty more sudden stops like this one at Baredine Caves , this corner of Croatia has something new up it’s sleeve at every turn…
Geology brought to life at Baredine Caves
Istria’s star attraction Rovinj
Enjoying the chance to see the old town from afar, we were soon weaving our way through cobbled streets, under baroque archways and past Venetian mansions, to reach the highest point in town and gaze out over the Adriatic. Before heading back towards the markets full of goods from either limestone quarries or the locally produce olive/truffle infused oil.
Well-preserved Roman Amphitheatre at Pula
Sadly the camera did its best to sabotage our efforts to record this visit, but therein lies the problem of relying on modern technology… something we’d find out more about at our next destination below.
Discovering Istria’s agricultural past at Baredine’s Traktor Story
With a history wedded to it’s strong agricultural tradition so where better to learn more than at the Traktor Story at Baredine. We’re pretty sure visitors will equally love the olive oil tasting, the history of the tractor and how it has radically altered village life…. it’s a hidden gem and well worth the detour.