elusive Istrian white truffle, taste fine wines poured by the vintners who nurture path varies between white stone and dirt, with some larger rocks and roots, as it as well as black truffles can be found. You join thirdgeneration truffle hunter, Karlo, and his special trained dogs
Livade area, is the home of the famous istrian truffle. This small place in inner peninsula keeps attracting more and more people, particularly since Mr Giancarlo Zigante found the biggest known truffle in the world, which weighted 1.310 kg and entered the Guinness book of records as the biggest example ever found.
Istrian Stone Houses Padna . Sleeps 5 Nearest restaurant can be found 700 metres away and offers local specialties. The town of Koper is 14 km away and offers numerous other restaurants, bars, supermarkets, shops and galleries. It also features sandy, stone and pebbly beaches.
Wooden boards were laid on top of the piles, and istrian stone was laid on top of the wooden boards. This is how the foundations of palaces and other buildings were created. They finally found a marshy place between the mouths of two rivers which made a good refuge from the barbarians.
Aug 19, 2018 · Our two bedroom house is loed above olive groves in the middle of the Šavrini Hills in an idyllic village of Padna in Slovenian Istria, from where one can enjoy the sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and to the Adriatic Sea.
A beautiful 3 bedroom villa built with characteristic Istrian stone including a stone wall surrounding the property. The villa was built in 2004 using local materials and features a restored porch. The villa has 190m2 of living area with a large garden incorporating 2 outhouses, a
The part of the foundation standing against the water of the canal is made of istrian stone, a dense type of impermeable limestone from the peninsula of Istria on the Croatian side, opposite of Venice. The outer wall is also conical to better withstand the weight of the building.
We found the house number of the elderly woman with the key we wanted but no one was home. Hmm . . . Back at the restaurant we met a Canadian couple who shared our same interest in getting the key to open the small stone church that held the fresco.
An art Mecca and old mining town Labin is another of my top highlights of Istria and I simply love the artistic vibe. The town is loed on the East side of Istria and overlooks Rabač and the sea.
Stone coal (hard coal or anthracite) was found in the 18 th century, but as it couldn't be used for coating ships and some other commercial use of stone coal has not been known yet, there was no serious coal exploitation until beginning of the 19 th century. First documented buyer of the stone was the sugar plant in Rijeka, in 1785, which
Istrian stone is also found in other cities in the Po valley such as Bologna (for example in the façade of the Cathedral of Saint Petronius) and Ferrara, and along the Adriatic coast, both on the Dalmatian side and in Emilia and the Marche, including a
The layer of Istrian stone is essential to preserve the bricks of the buildings from erosion the whole city of Venice lies on a base of Istrian stone. Nowadays Istrian stone is still mined in Croatian quarries and shipped to Venice for the maintenance of old buildings and the construction of new ones.
ijo (or Miho) Mirković, whose psedonym was Mate Balota, was born in Rakalj on September 28, 1898. He was described in his first biography in 1930's as a "fisherman, sailor and manual worker".
Istrian stone topic. Istrian stone, pietra d'Istria, the characteristic group of building stones in the architecture of Venice and Dalmatia, is a dense type of impermeable limestones that was quarried in Istria, between Portorož and Pula .
While the overall design and architecture of this luxury Istria villa is modern, the owners have integrated some more traditional features like the Istrian kirmenjak stone wall in the living room, which was part of the original stone wall of the old outbuilding.
Istrian stone houses Padna ® have risen from two old Istrian houses, which have been renovated, or better yet, they have been newly built from the foundations. This made each apartment unit an independent and selfsufficient Istrian house. A traditional Istrian house is built from the local stone due to natural features and is not coated.
Istrian Stone Fountain Istria stones are harvested from quarries in Istria Country, Croatia  . Most of the stones were hued from the main quarries near Kirmenjak, Croatia and hence the stone is commonly referred to as Kirmenjak.
"Istrian Region") is the westernmost county of Croatia which includes the biggest part of the Istrian peninsula (2,820 km 2 (1,089 sq mi) out of 3,160 km 2 (1,220 sq mi), or 89%). The area of the county is called Istra in Croatian and Slovene .
Aug 16, 2018 · A 100yearold Istrian, for example, would be able to say that she was born in AustroHungary (which ended in 1918), came of age when Istria was
Like other Istrian towns, it was seaside, beautiful, and blessed with good weather. But what really made Pula interesting was the extensive Roman ruins in the city, particularly the Pula Arena, a nearly 2000 year old Roman amphitheater that is the sixth largest surviving amphitheater from the Roman Empire.
15 Best Things to Do in Pula (Croatia) Ruling the Adriatic from the southern end of the Istrian Peninsula, Pula has been a strategic prize for a host of power players, going back to the Romans. This city with its natural harbour was developed in Augustan times, and a breathtaking amphitheatre, temples and a collection of arches have survived
The Istrian kažun. Along the way I pass a kažun, a small stone structure which is typical to Istria. Found on the edges of fields, kažuns used to be used for shelter during rainstorms when people were out working their land.
Kazun, a typical Istrian stone shelter house, has been miniaturized and sold as a souvenir. It has a round shape, it is made of stones. Its appearance in the green and red Istrian fields is so remarkable.
Motovun – Istrian Peninsula. It was a nice motorcylce ride to Motovun, up the hillside until we reached the parking area. Apparently there is free parking for motorbikes everywhere in Croatia (and Europe for that matter) except Motovun.
The Mausoleum of Theoderic (Italian: Mausoleo di Teodorico) is an ancient monument just outside Ravenna, Italy. both are made of Istria stone. Its roof is a single 230 tonne Istrian stone
Croatia's Stone industry is expanding Providing white limestone columns for The White House in Washington, DC, in 1824 is something the Croatian industry is still proud of. The calcareous belt along the Adriatic coast, including the islands, remains the source of most of Croatia's stone.
The food was good, but not as delicious as in some of our favorite Istrian restaurants I found the sauce not as juicy and I prefer more truffles over the pasta! :) The dessert was quite good actually, a semifreddo with ricotta, walnuts, and honey.
Istrian stone, pietra d'Istria, the characteristic group of building stones in the architecture of Venice and Dalmatia, is a dense type of impermeable limestones that was quarried in Istria,
Jul 08, 2013 · This Istrian stone shelter, or kazun, is a gift from Croatia to the Peak District National Park in the United Kingdom to mark the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union on 1
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The data for Slovenian Istria is not as neatly organized, but the 2002 Slovenian census indies that the three Istrian municipalities (Izola, Piran, Koper) had a total of
Istrian stone, pietra d'Istria, the characteristic group of building stones in the architecture of Venice and Dalmatia, is a dense type of impermeable limestones that