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Venice came to power in late 13th century and remained here until the end of the 18th century. Besides progress, the arrival
of Venice also brought the conflict with Genoa, whose soldiers heavily destroyed the town in the 14th century, while in the
late 17th century the city was attacked by the Turkish army. The arrival of Napoleon and his troops was recorded at the beginning
of the 19th century. They were soon replaced by the Habsburgs, who remained here until the early 20th century. Then again
the territory changed rulers and fell under Italy. With the end of the Second World War, Novigrad became part of Yugoslavia.
Up to the Sixties its population was engaged in fishing, agriculture and industry,when it turned to a new economic branch
–tourism, which today is the most important activity. In 1991, Novigrad was annexed to the independent Republic of Croatia.
City walls - built in the 13th century, with Renaissance towers and the former main gate
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Caramel – from the 18th century
Church of St.Agata- Romanesque building built in 9th century and rebuilt in the 18thcentury
Castel Dajla - country house-convent, beautiful neoclassical building
Stern – from the 15th century, with the measuring groove
Carnival - a traditional carnival, with a rich entertainment program 12.02.-16.02.
Novigrads' Cultural Summer - fun and cultural events, gastronomy and wine offer, concerts, films and exhibitions 10.06 .- 31.08.
Gnam Gnam Fest - gastronomic festival with a rich selection of fish dishes 09.07.
Novigrad Music Nights - a music festival with concerts and the presence of top world musicians 14.-15.07.
Astro party Lunasa - traditional astro party 31.07.-01.08.
Fisherman's night - folk festival with a rich selection of fish dishes and wine 13.08.
St.Pelagius feast - folk festival, with a rich entertainment, gastronomy and wine offer 26.- 28.08.
Sole days - culinary event with a range of dishes based on sole, olive oil and wine 23.10.-22.11.
Ready to feel some adrenaline? Try something fun and new – visit the best adventure park in Istria – Glavani Park. All those who are brave enough, (or feel like they want to be brave ), regardless of their age, will enjoy themselves swinging about amongst the trees.
Get to Croatia by flying to Venice. Venezia Lines departs daily from Venice to all major resorts in Istria. Day trip tickets available to Venice, to make your Istrian holiday even more memorable.
Istra Inspirit is a series of events that revive history, Istrian myths and legends at authentic locations. Take an opportunity to experience extraordinary magical adventures possible only in Istria!
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