Momjan - Grožnjan - Pietrapelosa - Mirna


Presently dilapidated and ivy-grown, the castle can hardly evoke the power and wealth of the life that characterized it. It was built above the abyss overlooking the Dragonja River, defending against the enemy, a role it perseveringly justified for centuries. The most significant period of its life were the Middle Ages when Istria was divided between the Patriarchs of Aquileia, Venice and the Counts of Gorizia, living...


Lively ever since, picturesque, and presently arty, this medieval town proudly bears the history that peeps out of every corner. It has preserved the construction and form of one-time living, bringing closer its everyday life to that of centuries ago.
However, we must not forget that the natural beauties that thrill us today, along with the lack of technology and information, in the past left an even stronger...


The castle was built of limestone and stood amidst dense vegetation on an elevation between Buzet and Livade, secluded from today's roads. Anyone who discovers it will be rewarded by a dynamic journey into the past. It was often named only Castle or Kostel. This overpowering name entirely justifies not only its position, but the reputation of its owners, as well.
Its construction was closely connected...


This décor in the scenery gives the Istrian landscape certain tranquility, hiding the secret of the role and power it had in the past. Mirna is the longest Istrian river (32 kilometers); its source is in the area of Buzet, in the Kotli Valley. Traveling towards the sea it passes the Buzet and Motovun Valleys, under the bridge Ponte Porton until its mouth, near Antenal. Its entire course is enriched with tributaries...

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