You can find Svetvinčenat in Istria, between Pula and Pazin. The city features a medieval castle as well as ancient churches and a bell tower. The history of Svetvinčenat can be dated back to prehistoric times.
The cuisine in Svetvinčenat is based on a mixture of Italian and Mediterranean tastes which are specific to Istria. The dishes themselves, while simple are extraordinary. The city has played a crucial role in the heritage of Istrian wine. Since the Greek and Roman times, Svetvinčenat has been renowned for both its red as well as white wines. As with any great city in Istria, you will find a number of taverns and pizza parlors spread out throughout the city.
Svetvinčenat, Istria, Croatia
The countryside that surrounds the city is filled with not just vineyards, but some of the most picturesque gardens of the region. Svetvinčenat is known also for its herbs and spices. You will find virtually a limitless supply of common medicinal herbs in the region. Nearby there is also a 4200 hectare hunting grounds where hunters from all over the region visit for its hare, pheasant and quail.
For anyone visiting Istria for the very first time, choosing to stay on Svetvinčenat is definitely a great choice as there is so much to see and do in this ancient city. At the same time, you will be able to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings of the local countryside. The weather is typical Mediterranean which means that you can visit the city all year long and be able to enjoy every single day. However, keep in mind that the summer months do tend to get a bit hot and dry, but none the less, worth visiting. The sights, sounds and rich cultural heritage that makes this ancient city unique is also what makes visiting it a perfect choice.