The Adriatic Sea blends cultures and erases differences in no other place quite like it does here. And the people here, they know it very well. The harbor of Savudrija has been providing shelter for fishermen and sailors for more than two millennia, but for the past 200 years, Savudrians can boast that they have finally tamed the sea. A full 200 years ago, or more precisely, on April 17th, 1818, a beautiful stone lighthouse was built here to enable uninterrupted navigation to the Trieste port. That is the official version of the Savudrian lighthouse origin, anyhow.
The legend, on the other hand, claims that the lighthouse was built by Count Metternich as a pledge of his love for a young Labin girl Gisella who … ah! No, that story is as depressing as only the most romantic stories tend to be and you can go hunt for its (SPOILER: unhappy) ending by yourself, if you are feeling curious. This one will remain a story about a lighthouse, and lighthouses are always there to provide a happy ending to our travels.
The lighthouse keeper, who lives in the house there, with his family, in all likelihood knows the tragic story we mentioned. But in your place, I would not ask him. Nor would I ask him to pose for selfie. This worthy hermit much prefers fishing nets to a bunch of social ones, and at the end of the day, you will probably see him taking the gifts of the sea, his sole master, out of his small boat.
On the other hand, Savudrian gruje will gladly pose for selfie with you! The old custom of hanging fishing boats to keep them safe from the capricious sea sets a scene so overwhelmingly romantic at sunset that you will not be able to resist hugging the person you love and swearing to love them, well, if not forever, then for at least 200 years. And your loved one will hardly be able to find a better witness and a more resilient one than the proud Savudrian birthday boy – the old lighthouse, are they?