The green Adriatic peninsula of Istria is also called "the Tuscany of Croatia".
Not only the landscape, with its prosperous vegetation that changes from the typical "macchia mediterranea" to a more continental flora, resembles to one of the most famous Italian regions, but just like its Tyrrhenian sister it is a popular summer retreat for wealthy intellectuals and VIP from all over the world.
The area is famous for its white and black truffles, a beautiful coastline with crystal clear waters, picturesque bays, riffs and beaches, an excellent touristic infrastructure that includes yachting facilities, hotels, sport activities, wellness & SPA and its important historical reminiscence.
Due to its long Venetian past, the Istrian culture is very linked to its neighbors from the other side of the Adriatic Sea and the Italian language and culture is still omnipresent, especially in coastal towns, while the countryside is mostly inhabited by citizens with slavic roots.
Nowadays the region is divided in three parts: the Italian, the Slovenian and the biggest Croatian district.
Thanks to its interesting multicultural yet traditional flair Istria is a wonderful yachting destination with a wide range of activities, historical sites, cultural events, natural parks and, of course, the most beautiful sea and coastline.
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