This arrowhead-shaped peninsula at the top of the Adriatic Sea is sometimes referred to as “the New Tuscany.”
West of Zagreb, north of Zadar, this body of land is as much Italian as it is Croatian. Both Hrvatski (Croatian) and Italian are official languages, and you will see road signs and menus printed in both.
Cooled by the Italian Alps and warmed by the Mediterranean Sea, this corner of Croatia produces not only amazing wines planted in the red-brick earth, but some of the best olive oils in the world. Like the renowned Piedmont area in Italy, the Istrian Peninsula is home to both black and white truffles. This combination of wine and food makes travel through Istria a culinary and cultural delight.Continue Reading