The Franković-Vlačić Palace

The Franković-Vlačić Palace in Labin is a birthplace of Matija Vlačić Ilirik, a leader of European thinking in the 16th century. A versatile philologist, theologist, historian and scientist, one of the most prominent supporters of the Protestant reform in Istria. His Memorial Collection is kept in the Baroque palace. The collection consists of three parts. Its introduction deals with the region i.e. Istria and Labin, the second part is dedicated to towns and figures from the life of the Illyrians, while the third part exhibits his books.

The People's Museum Labin - The Memorial Collection of Matija Vlačić Ilirik

Giuseppina Martinuzzi 7, HR-52220 Labin
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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.