We can give you tons of reasons, why traveling to NW Istria will touch your heart, but let us give you our best six:
1. Picturesque countryside
No matter which time of the year you are traveling to NW Istria, you will always be amazed for its countryside. But coming in spring, where everything is in full bloom, makes your experience even a bit more dramatic.
2. Towns full of history
NW Istria might sounds small, but looking on it from the historical point of view, it offers everything what big players can, but in smaller, more attractive packaging. The towns in NW Istria dated centuries ago and you will even see the influence of Venetian Republic. And there is no better time to explore narrow and cobbled stone streets than spring.
3. Cycling paths
If you like to cycle, you will not miss with traveling to NW Istria in the spring time. You have all kind of bike paths here, including La Parenzana, which is made on formal railway track from Trieste to Poreč. This scenic bike path will pass some of the most beautiful towns in NW Istria.
4. Delicious local food with asparagus
NW Istria is a paradise for foodies, as it offers everything you can dream of – from homemade pasta, freshly caught seafood, home grown vegetables, delicious Boškarin meat (Istrian Ox) and one of our favorites – healthy and delicious wild asparagus, which grows here during spring. We should not even forget about its local wine and olive oil, which both are becoming more known and appreciated around the world each year.
5. Less crowded
Traveling to NW Istria in the spring is often on our agenda. One of the reasons is that months before summer are still a little bit less visited, what makes them perfect.
6. Perfect temperatures
Oh yes, if you are traveling to NW Istria in spring you will not just enjoy beautiful weather, but also pleasantly warm temperatures for exploration. Make sure to enjoy the traditional life and order a glass of Malvazija wine under a shade of mulberry tree and just admire the local vibe.
It is not really important how we explore Istria – by foot, by car or by bike, it is never boring and we always find some new surprises and hidden gems.