Flora and fauna

Prugasta povezača - The Zoned Mitre

The Mitra zonata (Marryatt, 1817), commonly named the zoned mitre is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Mitridae, the mitres or mitre snails. The zoned mitre can be found in muddy sea beds and coral beds at depths of 20 m but also up to depths of 100 m. It is very rarely found in the Mediterranean Sea, somewhat more often in the Adriatic Sea and is protected by the Nature Protection Act.

The zoned mitre is very attractive with an elongated and slender shell reaching a length of up to 10 cm.  Most often its surface is a light brown colour with a dark stripe. The last whorl closest to the aperture is bordered with a darker coloured band. Unlike the exterior, the inside of the aperture is always white and has 4 folds.


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.