Central Istria is sometimes referred to as “the new Tuscany” due to similar climatic and geographical features. Unlike coastal areas, the nature and the landscape attracking artists who are looking for peace as well as those who want to meet the other side of Istria. In addition to natural beauty, central Istria is specific, it offers a truly specific gastronomic and wine offer of specific dishes and autochthonous wine varieties. Local restaurants serve dishes such as Istrian truffles with steak or fusilli,smokedc ham – dried ham, sheep cheese, wild boar with pasta, crispy gazpacho, as well as seafood caught daily, and fantastic homemade wines such as teras, Malvasia. .
Melting pot cultures, which are on the one hand characteristic of the land, where it is still preserved in ever larger volumes than with coastal towns, has created an authentic atmosphere of Istrian towns, gastronomy, and traditions.