Since the sun sets in the West, Northwestern Istria, by virtue of being where it is, features some really beautiful places for sunset watching. In good company, of course. From the Savudrija lighthouse all the way down to Novigrad, there are numerous places where you can enjoy the tranquil ending of a day. My favorite ones are hiding in Umag, where you can enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine on a small wharf that literally goes down into the sea, in an embrace of someone who evokes romantic feelings in you.
The Walks by the Sea
The Novigrad promenade is a wonderful place to take a leisurely walk while holding hands with the person you like. The sound of the waves and the scent of the sea will complete the experience. I especially love the walk around the lighthouse of Savudrija… When I think of the love story whose secret it hides, I immediately get goose bumps!
The Panoramic Views in the Interior
If you are a fan of old, black and white films from the 50s, the ones in which the beautiful heroine and her lover hide in the stone-paved streets, only to finally run into each other on the corner of an old house where they fall into each other’s arms, make sure you visit Buje! Take a walk through its old town and climb the bell tower. In Buje, I always feel like I’m part of one such movie moment in Buje.
The Top Notch Menus
In addition to the sea and the views, Northwestern Istria offers a special sense of pleasure with its top quality local food, the famous Istrian truffles and quality wines, to name just a few. A romantic lunch for two in, say Brtonigla, is always a good idea!
The Romantic Massages
After a stroll and delicious food, a detox at one of the nearby wellness centers can also be romantic. Treat yourself to a massage for two and enjoy some relaxing moments with your loved one!