The Savudrija Lighthouse
A beautiful woman and blue sea were enough for the Austrian Count Metternich to decide to build a love nest here, in a lighthouse that still reminds us of this great and unhappy love. Romantic, right? This was enough for me to delve deeper into the love story the Savudrian lantern testifies to.
The Momjan Castle
Just a little farther from Savudrija, in the interior of Northwestern Istria lies the old Momjan castle, dating from 1234. Today, it is undergoing a renovation phase. Over the years, only one of its original four towers remained. Nonetheless, I think it is still worth a visit because the hill overlooking the castle offers beautiful views of the countryside. Plus, Momjan is primarily known today for the top Muscat I adore!
The Sunken City of Sipar near Umag
Imagine soaking your feet in the shallows and then suddenly, at the time of low tide, you see a sunken city in the sea? Yes, yes… this is possible! On the cape 4 kilometers north of Umag, it is possible to see the remains of the old town of Sipar, which was inhabited during the Early Stone Age.
The Bell Towers of Buje
The view of Buje is dominated by not one, but two bell towers! That alone demonstrates how important this place was once: it was, in fact, considered to be the watchtower of Istria. Buje has retained that old soul of an Istrian town, which is why I am always glad to walk through its streets and drink a glass of its excellent local wine.
The Novigrad City Walls
A very beautiful promenade stretches along the city walls of Novigrad, the remnants reminiscent of Venetian rule in this area. If your trip takes you to Novigrad, it is definitely worth a look!