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Umag

Umag

It is the westernmost town of Croatia and municipality includes Savudrija which is westernmost point of Croatia. According to some etymologists the name “Umag” originates from Celtic "magus", meaning cultivated field, later blending with the Latin "humus", meaning - fertile soil. It’s interesting that Umag, in its early days, was situated on an island which later was joined with the nearby mainland.

When the pirates from Neretva destroyed fortified town of Sipar in 9th Century Umag prosperity began. Through centuries under Venetian administration economy was based solely on agriculture, and Umag port has been used to export the surplus of agricultural hinterland.

Republic of Venice vanished and Umag came under the French rule as well as the entire east coast of the Adriatic. From 1815 to 1918 the Austrian authorities will replace the French and when Istria was annexed by Italy.
Umag has become part of Croatia (SFRJ) in1954 and in 1997 got the city status with an area of 87.57 km². It has 13,064 inhabitants according to the census of 2001.

The historical attractions of Umag are the early Christian sarcophagus in the town walls from the 5th century. Behind the Parish Church is a metal ball embedded into the wall, east of the abscissa: it is said to be a cannonball fired by a ship from Genoa in 1810. Don’t miss the city walls with the gate and mobile bridge and the parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the organ from 18th century...

Umag is the host of world-famous festivals: Golden Lion - The International Festival of Chamber Theater, Organum Histriae Umag - The International Organ Festival - as well as many other events and gatherings.

Not far from Umag is village Valica surrounded by the beautiful scenery and beach Kanerga with the crystal clear sea water (naturist camp).

Umag offers rich sports program including tennis, handball, bowling, sailing, diving, water skiing, surfing, fishing, miniature golf, basketball, volleyball, football, free climbing, cycling, paragliding, horse riding, bowling, jogging, chartering, rafting, surfing .... Very popular is The Adrenalin Park which offers lot of „Tarzan fun“.

However, the most popular sport is tennis. Umag ATP has hosted the tournament since 1990 and every year is better then the year before.
We are sure that even you will not get disappointed.

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Istra (Istria) - Town Fairs

Istra (Istria) - Town FairsIstra (Istria) has a centuries-old tradition of trade fairs which Istrian towns keep alive. Fairs are places where people trade, meet, communicate, have fun as always…

Bale, Barban – 2nd Saturday
Buzet – 1st Friday and 3rd Thursday
Labin – 3rd Wednsday
Motovun – 3rd Monday
Pazin – 1st Tuesday
Svetvinčenat – 3rd Saturday
Višnjan - 1st Thursday
Vodnjan – 1st Saturday
Žminj - 2nd Wednesday and St. Bartol's Fair – last Saturday in August
Pula – every Saturday in Ciscutti St. the fair of antiquities, numismatics and collectibles
Tel:+385 51 272 222
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