Holiday in Vodnjan, Istria, Croatia


Vodnjan is a town in the south-western part of Istria, 10 km north of Pula.

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Tourism in Vodnjan

Inhabitants of Vodnjan have preserved their ancient Romance Istrian speech and customs. Vodnjan and its surroundings are an important agricultural area, famous for quality wines and olive-oil. The old «torc» in Vodnjan remainds of ancient ways of olive-processing. Of great importance is the church of St. Blaise, patron of Vodnjan, which houses the outstanding, worl-famous collection of reliquaries with five mummified bodies of saints,as well as a collection of paintings.
The famous Bumbar (the local population called «Bumbari», in Croatian bumble-bees) Fiesta is held in Vodnjan (in August), based on the ethnological heritage of the local population. The traditional livestock is held every first Saturady in the month, known throught Istria.


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