Updated: Feb 19, 2019
Thanks to its rich history whose traces can still be found from ancient times, a very favorable climate and exceptional natural beauty integrated in a unique combination of green interior and azure blue Adriatic coast, Vodnjan and surroundings will delight you with its charm and cultural heritage, as well as a diverse range of activities. Find here ideas for your holiday, whether it is an active or a family vacation, summer vacation during the sunniest months or a quiet and relaxing holiday in spring or autumn.
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Vodnjan/Dignano is a little town situated in the south-west of Istria 11,7 kilometres from Pula, at an elevation of 135 metres. It is an area of ancient traditions developing on the remnants of the prehistoric forts which have existed in the wider area since ancient times. Vodnjan/Dignano managed to maintain its outstanding characteristics of a Medieval urban and rural centre, so that today it resembles a man with a rich history. Its wide area with innumerable characteristic kažuni or casite (little stone houses) built in the technique of dry-stone walls denoting property stands as witness to a millennium of its inhabitants being engaged in agriculture, especially olive-growing and wine-growing as the basis of their own material prosperity.
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The area is very rich in culinary history, combining the urban habits of Vodnjan's ladies and the rural riches in the areas of Vodnjan, Galižana, Peroj, and Barbariga.