Good Reads

Many of our guests ask about sources of information and books we recommend.  Here are some fiction and non-fiction books, which we think help one understand the area, culture, history & psyche (also good reads): Black Falcon & Gray Lamb by Rebecca West – the classic travel book about Croatia up to WWII The Bridge…

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Exploring Istria in a few days

I was recently asked for our recommendations for what not to miss on a few days stay during July in Istria.  After agonizing over the many possibilities, here are our conclusions for what not to miss on a  short stay in Istria: In general Pula amphitheater – the largest amphitheater outside rome – well preserved and interesting. Stroll along…

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Rovinj

The heart and soul of Istria If you want to be engulfed into the heart of Croatia, the cultural heritage, the magical coastline, the unique architecture, Rovinj will captivate you from the moment you first glimpse the sparkling sea, teaming port & alluring colors of this hill town on the.  Visit the upper and lower old towns,…

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Day Trip to Hvar

Hvar island is easily reached from Milna on Brac for a fabulous Day Trip.  The speed boat goes every morning from Milna Harbor and returns in the evening from Hvar Town. After wandering Hvar town, visiting the fortress and cathedral, a taxi ride away will bring you to two of our favorite wineries in JELSA (a charming village…

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A visit to Korcula

I was recently asked what to do around Korcula Island.  After some thought, here is what I recommend: Visit Orebic and go wine tasting in Peljesac peninsula – favorite wine experiences as rated by our guests:           St Hills Winery – try a wine & food pairing, they make a very nice tasting  …

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The great wine debate

In an interesting article entitled “the Wrath of Grapes”, sNY Times, May 28,2015, Bruce Schoenfeld could have been talking about Croatian producers’ approach to winemaking when he describes Rajat Parr’s Domaine de la Côte releases: “. . . grapes grown in a different vineyard, struck me as so diverse that I never would have known they were…

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A special find in Istria

We were wandering around Istria about a month ago (in April) doing some filming and visiting places we had never been.  It was one of those lazy trips, where we really didn’t expect much.  Spring was still eluding us, it was still too chilly to sit outside at restaurants and still too early for tourists. We…

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