Close to Italy, Istria is the most Italian region in Croatia.

Do not miss to visit the towns of Poreč and its famous basilica, Rovinj situated on a beautiful peninsula, Pula and its amphitheatre, or the national park Brijuni and its wild animals.

Most of the restaurants in Istria will propose you local specialities prepared with white truffle, which is found in the Istrian soil.






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– Distances and time needed by car –

Pula – Poreč : 60 km (37 mi) about 1h00

Pula – Rovinj : 50 km (31 mi) about 50 mn

Poreč – Rovinj : 35 km (21 mi) about 40 mn

Pula – Opatija passing by Pazin : 100 km (62 mi) about 1h30

Pula – Opatija going along the coast : 90 km (55 mi) about 1h30

The fastest way to travel in Istria is to use the Istrian Y. It’s a road going from Pula and going north to the Slovenian border on one side, and Rijeka on the other side, it has a shape of Y. You can drive there at 80 – 100 km/h (50 – 60 mph) while the limit is 60 – 80 km/h (37 – 50 mph) on the other roads.

For more information about distances in Croatia please visit Via Michelin at


– Time needed by the sea –

Brestova – Porozina (island of Cres) by ferry : 20 mn

For more information about ferries, schedules and prices, please visit the site of the Croatian ferry company Jadrolinija at


Post by: Delphine Pavlak

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