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Visiting Istria in Winter? Top 5 Things to Do

24.12.2019.

Don’t let the cold of winter keep you locked inside! Come to Istria and experience it from a whole new perspective. Enjoy peace and quiet, the amazing scenery of winter to dispel the gloom and the clouds with feel-good moments. After all, Istria awaits you with mild and pleasant winter! Expect warmer weather and more chance of sunshine than in the interior, so check out the various options awaiting you for a lovely stay in Istria at the beginning of the year:

1. Take a walk along the promenade

Experience the beauty of the sea in winter! There’s something exceptionally soothing in the solitude of the shore, with no one around, just you and the blue sea in front of you. It’s the most beautiful place for a light walk along the path leading you to a charming historical town such as Novigrad.

2. Tour the historical towns

The moment couldn’t be better for exploring the magic of small towns on the coast and inland! Take the ultimate photo without the glaring sunshine or crowds of visitors in the colourful core of Umag, on the town walls of Novigrad, in the medieval stone-paved narrow streets of Rovinj and historical core of Poreč. Then continue in the interior of the peninsula by unlocking the mystery of hilltop towns - walk the medieval streets of Motovun admiring the view of the Mirna valley and Motovun forest, imagine what life used to be like so many centuries ago in the charming towns of Grožnjan, Višnjan, Svetvinčenat and others.

3. Take a wellness break

Rest, rejuvenate and re-energize in Istria! Replace the cold streets and daily rush with absolute tranquility of wellness! Relax your body and mind in the feel-good zone of the luxurious wellness centre at the Aminess Maestral Hotel**** in Novigrad - wake up to the sight of the sea, indulge in face and body treatments including massages with a Mediterranean touch as well as special rituals, enjoy saunas, whirlpool, indoor pool and loosen every muscle in your body.

4. Try unique Istrian delicacies

Treat your palate to irresistible flavours of Istria! Delight in the exquisite dishes such as truffles, oysters and sole fish which happen to be some of the highlights of regional cuisine and are served precisely this time of year. Prepared with fresh olive oil just recently crafted and taken with carefully selected Istrian wines, these meals guarantee magnificent culinary experience.

5. Take a pick from the events calendar

From Christmas season to carnivals, Istria is one fun place to be in winter! Check out the events calendar for the holiday season, welcome the New Year at midday in Žminj or say Goodbye 2019 in Novigrad, watch out for carnival events in Labin in February and beginning of March, visit the Choco & Wine Fest in Brtonigla mid February and more.

Taking it easy in beautiful Istria

There may not be snow and ice, but the seaside has its very own kind of magic in winter. So, don’t let the winter gloom bring you down, but discover a new side of Istria instead and let its winter glow brighten up your stay. After all, it’s pure magic.

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