Stone Trails of Istria & Wine Tasting

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What You'll Do
  • Enter the Mramornica cave and discover Istrian underground
  • Get to know Istrian wines and taste them
  • Experience traditional tastes of Istrian cuisine
Stone had an important role in Istrian history. Follow stone trails and discover amazing places and beautiful vistas.
What to Expect
Uncover the path of stone trails which lead you from medieval hilltop forts to a magical underground world full of naturally shaped sculptures. Visit a magical stone town that once seemed doomed to ruin, but today serves as an artistic colony. Taste traditional vine and enjoy a superb home made lunch on a beautiful 300 years old homestead.

One of the largest caves in Istria, Mramornica is a true gem of the Istrian underground. Mramornica was mentioned back in 1770 when it was visited and described by the famous traveler and writer Alberto Fortis. Near Brtonigla, at Homesteads Drušković. After nearly vertical stairs is an entrance into one of the largest underground halls in Istria rich with speleothems of various colors, stalagmites as high as forty feet, which give to Mramornica cave a special touch. From a landscaped cave trail a view expands to inaccessible parts of the cave with that her secrecy become even more appealing. For nature lovers, far from the summer crowds and the heat, Mramornica cave is an ideal natural refreshment in every aspect. 

Grožnjan is probably named after its location on a cliff. Latin called it Grisium and from there its ancient name Graeciniana or Grisignana. It is located at 289 meters above sea level. Grožnjan offers a magnificent view of the Mirna River valley on the south and on the east on Motovun and Ucka. In the west, the view stretches all the way to the sea. Regardless of its undoubtedly Roman origin, Grožnjan has entered into a written history as the castle, which even now has his recognizable contours. Grožnjan is a city of artists founded in 1965. Since 1969, in it operates the Cultural Centre of the International Federation of Jeunesses Musicales, and today's International Cultural Center of Croatians Musical Youth. 

An excellent strategic position of today's town hill attracted the ancient inhabitants in the Bronze Age. Their origin is unknown, they have lived in a hill fort and established a prehistoric settlement on the hilltop. In Bujes surroundings the remains of 20 such hillfort were found. It is known that in the Iron Age, its inhabitants were the Histri, the first documented people in Istria. The rule of Venice hit the foundations of the historic city center. Than was built the magnificent church of St. Servul, a bell tower, and a city hall, which was located on the Freedom Square. The highlight year of Venetian rule in Buje was certainly in 1427 when it adopted its municipal statut.
What's Included
  • Air-conditioned van
  • Guide
  • Mramornica cave entrance fee
  • Traditional Istrian lunch
  • Wine tasting

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