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Vodnjan through history
According to the legend, it developed out of the association of seven villas which were part of the colonial goods of Pula. VODNJAN / DIGNANO was known as early as Roman times as as VICUS ATTINIANUM and listed in historical records in 932 at the time of Pietro Candiniano, to whom the Istrian towns were giving amphorae of ''good wine'' in exchange of protection.
Inside the historic nucleus, the town preserved its characteristic Medieval look with atria and narrow streets, irregularly
winding among houses, with cobble roads and facades made of cobble stone, old streets still impressively recognizable by their
Gothic, Venetian Renaissance and Baroque style and many churches rich with memories and art. Among many, in the old town there
is St. Jacob Church or ''delle Trisiere'' that was designated as a parochial church as early as 1212, a church that witnessed
some important historical events such as the peace agreement with Pula in 1331 and the writing of the Statute of 1492.
VODNJAN / DIGNANO is a little town situated in the south-west of Istria 11,7 kilometres from Pula, at an elevation of 135
metres. It is an area of ancient traditions developing on the remnants of the prehistoric forts which have existed in the
wider area since ancient times.
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