Tasting Delicious Seafood Menus in Winter
Although various fruits are usually harvested in the fall, the sea ones are harvested during winter! If you are a fan of delicious seafood, especially shellfish and squid, visit Northwestern Istria in winter! At the end of every autumn, my mouth starts to water in anticipation of the fine delicacies that will welcome me there. And I like to use the colder months to get to know the local cultural and historical heritage. Additionally, there are no crowds during winter so it is more convenient to walk down the hidden city paths and explore the museums and the cultural heritage.
Spring Excitement with Cycling and Asparagus
In spring, you should stop by to pick wild asparagus and enjoy the delicacies based on this delicious wild, karst herb, which is, after all, considered medicinal. This year I will definitely drop by in April and, since I am there already, I will visit the Savudrija lighthouse, which is celebrating its 202nd birthday! I will pack my bicycle, too, as spring weather is ideal for cycling in Northwestern Istria. And when I get tired of recreation, I will look for relaxation in one of Umag’s excellent wellness centers.
Refreshing Trips and Summer Seaside Fun
In summer, you should visit the beautiful beaches of Umag and Novigrad, as well as the Istralandia Aquapark, which has the largest artificial wave pool in this part of Europe! For those who prefer to enjoy their rest quietly and at lower temperatures, I recommend looking for these in the Istrian inland, such as in the Škarline Nature Park near Brtonigla or in the Mramornica Cave.
Autumn Walks in Vineyards with Delicious Istrian Dining
Autumn is a season I love to visit the surroundings of Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla and Buje. It is a time of celebrating the harvest of top quality grapes, olives and truffles, and there are organized tastings to be enjoyed. Learn about delicious wines and olive oils on special guided tours of local vineyards, and you can also try hunting for truffles!