Church of St. Mary Traverse - Vodnjan

It is located east of Vodnjan-Dignano, outside the town. According to some sources, there was a small church here called Madonna della Fontana from the 12th century. A legend says, in 1229 St. Anthony of Padua stopped and founded a small monastery beside it. The existing building was constructed in 1615, when it was adapted and enlarged, which can be seen from the inscription on its front. This is a pilgrim church of the Conventual Franciscans. It is a one-nave church with a long apse and an elevated presbytery. The sacristy was built next to the western facade of the apse. The restauration workshop of the Croatian Restauration Institute is situated in the church.


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.