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.

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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
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  • 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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