During my first visit to Brtonigla, my attention was immediately drawn to its picturesque streets where almost every house and every window come in a different color. It’s like some centuries-old array of beauty that lasts and lasts because it’s impossible to pick a winner! Pleasing to the eye, with vistas of untouched nature, Brtonigla is an ideal place for creative souls, romantics, and all those looking for an effective anti-stress therapy. Discover what you need to visit in this colorful Istrian town!
The Parish Church of St. Zeno
St. Zeno is the patron saint of Brtonigla, and the church bearing his name was built in the 19th century, on the site of an older church whose history dates back to the 15th century. St. Zeno has a bell tower of 36 meters, and close by, there is a perfect place for a short break – a small park with benches, a meadow and a well.
Church of St. Roch
The small church of St. Roch was also created at a site of an older sacral building, and is unique due to its rectangular form. The church is the starting point for the traditional procession which takes place at the same time as a popular summer event – St. Roch’s Feast.
Aleksander Rukavina Gallery
If you like art, you should definitely visit the memorial gallery of Aleksander Rukavina, a sculptor who spent most of his life in Istria. Thanks to the gallery pieces and fascinating sculptures, you will get to know an important part of the local cultural history.
The surroundings of Brtonigla are a real paradise for nature lovers who, among other things, can enjoy the underground beauty of the Mramornica cave and the water rhapsodies of the Škarline Nature Park, which is known for its lakes and its green canyon.
Wineries and Vineyards
No visit to Brtonigla is complete without wine tastings. Local producers have vineyards growing on four different types of soil. Thanks to this uniqueness of the area, Brtonigla wines have a special kind of quality and feature different flavors of the same wine varieties. Red or White, Teran or Malvasia – the choice is yours, and it is impossible to make a mistake.