The youngest town in Istria, Raša (Arsia), was named after the river of the same name. Although it is white because of the stone and concrete, Raša was in fact built of coal.

The town's history began in the 1930s when, serving the needs of miners and mining, a town sprang up in the valley of Krapan stream.

In this newly-built town workers' houses set along two parallel streets meet at the central square with the church in the shape of a turned over coal wagon while its bell tower reminds of miner's lamp. Today its appearance is part of a memory album of town planning, whereas the sound of coal wagons belongs to bygone days.


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.