Often called a “small Tuscany”, the Istrian peninsula is home to many natural and man-made sights. The bilingual region of Istria offers port towns with colorful houses on the seafront as well as medieval hilltop towns in the interior. The red soil produces prime foods and wines, with premium gifts of nature such as truffles.
Although it is hard to select only a few locations and stories in Istria, we focus firstly on Motovun town, perched above a calm valley, with history dating to Roman times. It’s fortifications are great for looking towards the three corners of Istria.
Crossing some wine-growing hills, we arrive to the popular port town of Rovinj. It’s residents built their homes right down to the sea and colored them with bright colors, making the entire place shine. At the very top of the former island where the original settlement began stands St. Euphemia’s church, a great venue for capturing sunsets across the Adriatic, looking towards the Italian mainland.
Not to be missed is Pula, the largest city on the peninsula. The former Austro-Hungarian main naval port is chock-full of fortifications, but most known for the 6th largest standing Roman amphitheater. The nearby cranes used in shipbuilding light up in different colors each night.
The tour guide is Igor Nobilo, whose local and photographic experience gives all guests excellent insight into the locations and new photography techniques. Learn to use the manual modes of your camera, use slower shutter speeds to add motion to scenes and compose powerful images.
The maximum number of guests is seven. The price is 130€ per person (15% discount for 5 or more) and includes transportation in air-conditioned vehicle, Arena entrance ticket and guide fee. Any meals are not included.
To take part in this engaging photo tour, send us a note to hello /at/ croatiaphototour.com
Tour covers: Motovun, Rovinj, Pula.
Included in price: all transportation costs, entrance ticket to Arena and guide fee.
Number of guests: 2-7
Deadline to join: September 13th, 2017.