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Unique Souvenirs From Istria


The Istria region is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty of all seasons, and delicious cuisine. When visiting the region, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding unique and authentic souvenirs to take home. Whether you're looking for a traditional craft item or foodie treat, here are some unique souvenirs to consider when shopping in Istria.

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Istrian lace, or "Istarska čipka," is a renowned traditional handicraft. Made by local women, it features delicate and intricate designs, making it one of the finest forms of needle lace globally. With various designs and colors available, take home a beautiful handmade lace item like a doily, table runner, or napkins as a cherished memento of your trip.


Istrian jewelry is another popular and unique souvenir from Istria. It is made from locally-sourced materials like coral and amber, and silver and gold as well. The jewelry is known for its intricate designs and high quality, inspired by traditional Istrian patterns and motifs. When shopping for Istrian jewelry, look for pieces made by local artisans and made from high-quality materials.


Istrian handmade ceramics have a rich history and are highly regarded for their quality. Made by local artisans using traditional techniques, you can find unique and beautiful pieces in local shops and markets. From vases to plates to figurines, there's a wide variety of options available in different colors, allowing you to find the perfect piece for your taste.


Istria is a prime truffle-growing region, known for its black and white truffles. Istrian truffles are considered to be some of the best in the world, and are often used to enhance the flavor of a variety of dishes, from pasta and risotto to meat and cheese plates. You can find fresh truffles at local markets, as well as truffle oil, pasta, and salt.

Olive oil

Did you know that the Istria region has a rich history of producing some of the finest olive oil around? Today, it is known for its high-quality olive oil, made from the local Istrian olive variety. You can find different varieties, such as extra-virgin, organic, and flavored, in local markets and shops. So, next time you're in the Istrian region, be sure to bring it home with you!


Wine lovers will be in heaven when visiting Istria. The region is famous for its red and white varieties made from the local teran and malvazija grapes. Take a trip to one of the many local wineries to taste the wines and bring back a bottle or two to enjoy at home.

So whether you're a foodie, a history buff, or just appreciate beautiful craftsmanship, you're sure to find something that suits your taste in Istria.

See our other blog posts for more information on Istria, and check out Aminess hotels, holiday homes, villas and residences for some of the best accomodation along the Croatian coast!

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