Drystone walls

People who lived in these areas some hundred or more years ago cultivated land daily. Very often they had to take it away from the stone, which they afterwards collected and used for enclosing their plots.

On the solid rock base larger stones were laid down and then smaller ones were arranged towards the top. This explains the origin of kilometres of drystone walls which are a unique sight today. There are coarse ones with uneven sides, as well as those built of smaller stones, whose smoothness will surely remind you of a sculpture.

The Istrian drystone wall indeed is a sculpture, since it embodies the very best of both man and nature.

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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