Enjoying the Food and Drink
Popular gourmet events, a rich restaurant offer, fine wines… Do I even need to stress at all the fact that Northwestern Istria is a true paradise for gourmets and wine lovers? The gourmet event season opens in mid-February with the Choco and wine Fest in Brtonigla, which will reveal new trends in the combinations of chocolate and wine flavors. This is also the season when shellfish season begins at this destination, so be sure to explore what’s on the local menus.
The arrival of spring marks the beginning of the asparagus season, so many fans of sophisticated flavors will then rush to high-end restaurants to indulge in irresistible delicacies containing the “Green Queen”. In the meantime, wine lovers will once again be able to enjoy the popular Sweet Wine and Walk, Istria Wine and Walk as well as Wine and Walk by the sea walks, to be held in April, May and September.
The autumn period, among other things, brings us the popular Mushroom days, and the coldest part of the year is reserved for delicious seafood delicacies, such as sole and squid.
Feel the Sporting Life
If you love and live sports, Northwestern Istria is a place you will regularly visit this year, too. So open your planner and put down the Umag Night Run night race, the famous Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag summer tennis tournament and the great Istria Granfondo International Cycling Marathon. And these are just some of the exciting sports events that are waiting for you in the coming months.
Time for a Party and a Fiesta!
Summer is the perfect time for a party and a fiesta, and the intro into the relaxed part of the year will be marked at the end of May with a new edition of the Sea Star Festival in Umag, which will feature big names of both the regional and world scenes. If you prefer traditional festivals or a leisurely evening feast, events such as the Harvest Festival, St. Roch’s Feast or Brtonigla Verteneglio under the stars will surely entertain you well and complete your summer vacation in a quality manner.