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Novigrad

Novigrad is situated on a small peninsula on the western coast of Croatia more specifically in Istria County. Upon entering the town itself what strikes you is the serene environment which is largely contributed by the fact that approximately only 3,000 people of the total 5,000 reside in the town. Croats make a majority of the inhabitants while Istrian Italians also make a considerable percentage of the population. Novigrad has retained its medieval structure and layout, with narrow, winding streets and small shops. The medieval fortification is also well preserved with the town wall, its battlements and two round towers still standing strong.

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Evidence of the rich Novigrad history and culture is well preserved all-round the town, some as clear as the wall surrounding the city while some subtle and need to be looked for. A good example of where to look is the Lapidarium Museum, Novigrad’s Romanesque crypt or the Gallerion Austro-Hungarian Navy museum. The availability of ideal conditions has led to booming vineyard cultivation, this in turn offers an opportunity for tourists to indulge in drinking arguably amongst the very best wines. The various festivals organized throughout the year offer a unique chance for interacting with the culture and native residents of the town. One of the most notable festival is the Gnam Gnam Festival held throughout the year to acknowledge Novigrad’s culinary credentials, what makes it truly unique is the fact that it occurs in series with every series focusing on a specific ingredient. Do not forget to visit the Antenal-Mirna ornithological reserve and have a go at birdwatching in the middle of breath-taking natural scenery. Regardless of your interests whether you are passionate about sports, cultural events, concerts, parties for children or the night life this fishing town is the place to be.

Highlights

  • Aemona is the name of an ancient city that used to dominate the area upon which Novigrad now stands.
  • It is not uncommon for it to be referred to as Novigrad Istarski in Croatia, this is in order for it to be distinguished from 3 other Croatian towns with the same name.
  • Italians in Novigrad have composed an organization with the target of protecting and advancing the specificity of the Italian people in this town.
  • Several written references to the city can be traced as far back as 599 A.D, this is supported by numerous evidence of prehistoric settlements discovered here.
  • The town has an archaeological site Čelega which contains 12 graves dating back to the second half of the 7th century and act as a reminder of Slavic colonization.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aemona is the name of an ancient city that used to dominate the area upon which Novigrad now stands.
  • It is not uncommon for it to be referred to as Novigrad Istarski in Croatia, this is in order for it to be distinguished from 3 other Croatian towns with the same name.
  • Italians in Novigrad have composed an organization with the target of protecting and advancing the specificity of the Italian people in this town.
  • Several written references to the city can be traced as far back as 599 A.D, this is supported by numerous evidence of prehistoric settlements discovered here.
  • The town has an archaeological site Čelega which contains 12 graves dating back to the second half of the 7th century and act as a reminder of Slavic colonization.