Let me tell you why Novigrad is my favorite coastal town in Istria.
Our reasons to visit Novigrad (and why you should visit it too)
The best sunset bar in the entire Istria is Novigrad’s Vitriol.
The best sunset bar in the entire Istria is Novigrad’s Vitriol.Usually I like my espresso short, sipped while standing, and I cannot spend hours in the cafe bar. But, Vitriol is different, and I can sit there for hours. Located just outside town’s stone walls, with an awesome seafront terrace, Vitriol has an excellent choice of international and local beers, Istrian wines by the glass, and one of the best Aperol Spritz in the region. Alcoholic beverages come with a bowl of crisps and olives. A glass of house white wine Malvasia Rossi costs only 9 kn (1,2 €). Seriously, is there anything not to like about this bar?!
Free parking!Novigrad doesn’t apply parking charges from September to June. This is awesome! Another reason to take your time while exploring food, bars and restaurants. You’ll find the big parking next to Vitriol, just passed the town’s harbour.
Fewer people!Don’t get me wrong, Novigrad is pretty busy during the summer. However, compared with a craze of Poreč or Rovinj, Novigrad seems like a peaceful oasis.