Istrian house - hiža

The characteristic old Istrian house - hiža is made of stone, with walls having pointed-up joints and roofs topped with half-round tiles. Added to the front part of the facade is nearly always a baladur - staircase leading to the residential part of the house.

In the largest area called konoba (cellar) there is an open fireplace ognjišće, the soul of every hiža where food is prepared... An integral part of every old Istrian house is a šterna, stone well where rainwater is collected from the roof.

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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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