Frescoes of Beram

Still getting through all the pictures of Istria! It will take at least 3-4 more blog posts to get all that beauty in writing… Next stop was tiny Beram with one of the most interesting late Gothic frescoes in Croatia! A place I always wanted to visit because of several amazing images… The frescoes are…

Best Restaurants in Croatia – Pepenero, Novigrad

Another hard day “in the office”! Pepenero is known for a while now as the restaurant serving the most avantgarde menus in Croatia and specializing in sea food and molecular gastronomy- So, on my recent trip to Istria, it was high, very high on the must visit places. Pepenero is located in Novigrad and it…

Wine Vault Restaurant at Monte Mulini Hotel

This past Spring we were inspecting Monte Mulini hotel in Rovinj for some of our future guests and clients. Of course, part of the inspection trip is to dine at the hotel restaurant. The “Wine Vault” Restaurant at Monte Mulini has already gotten quite a bit of attention as this is one of Croatia’s most…

Best Restaurants in Croatia – Monte, Rovinj

Last weekend we were in Rovinj inspecting hotels and restaurants and what kind of inspection would that be without including Monte restaurant? This place definitely needs more publicity although the folks who look for great culinary experiences know of it for a while now! Located just bellow the Rovinj’s church of Sv. Eufemia, this place…

Ghosts of Dvigrad

One of the places that was on my list of “must visit” for (too) long was Dvigrad in Istria. Finally, this morning, leaving Rovinj, I drove straight there. Visible from the highway high above the deep valley, Dvigrad is short drive from the turn to Rovinj. Actually, you look for signs to Kanfanar and then,…

Motovun in the winter

One of the prettiest places in all of Croatia, tiny town of Motovun, is equally magical in the winter time as in the summer when hordes of tourists visit either for The Motovun Film Festival or simply to enjoy the eternal beauty… High above the peaceful Mirna River valley and the mysterious Motovun forest, this…

Casa Garzotto Hotel – Rovinj

Casa Garzotto in Rovinj is probably one of the cutest hotels in all of Istria and a great example how to build a very interesting hotel and preserve the heritage. The owners, especially Mr. Dario, spent years researching and restoring antique furniture, paintings and photographs that make this hotel more of a museum! For authentic…

Hotel San Rocco – The Gem of Istria

Last year I have discovered wonderful hotel San Rocco in Brtonigla. It looked appealing and the owners sounded fine. I had an Australian couple on their honeymoon in Croatia and they wanted to spend the part of their 14 day holiday in Istria. Since I was not familiar with all the possibilities and accommodation possible,…