Šterna (well) - combination of stone and iron
People in Istria have always stone for their works of art, as well as everyday objects - slates for the construction of dry stone field huts kažuni, walls and covering roofs, and hard blocks of stone for dressing oils storage basins, decorative details on houses or crowns of wells.
And what about the iron? Apart from being used for making farming tools, it was imaginatively used for decorative details on doorways, fireplaces and wells which in addition to the year of construction very often indicated the owner's name.
In Savičenta there are some fifteen wells, one of which dates from 1808 and is situated in one of the most beautiful squares in Istria. The column of the main well served as a support for tin drainpipes that carried the water from the roofs of nearby houses to a tank.