Get away from it all with a weekend in a Cvitici villa
Located in the Istrian peninsula is the small village of Cvitići. The village is home to around 100 residents, but offers a unique holiday experience that you will cherish forever. When you stay in the Cvitici holiday homes, you can even visit the small town of Barban, where you must visit the main square. The square can be reached by going through the Great Gate, locally known as Velika Vrata. The Gate was constructed in 1718. At the square, you will be able to visit the St Nicholas Church. This church has beautiful paintings from the 16th and 18th centuries, wooden baroque sculptures, a stone tabernacle from the late Gothic period and beautiful baroque altars. All these wonderful masterpieces under one roof is truly an amazing sight to behold.
Festivals galore during your vacation in Cvitici
Staying in Cvitici villas or apartments will allow you not only to check out the wonders of Barban, but also some of the attractions in the town of Pula, which is easily accessible from Cvitići. Make sure to book your Cvitici holiday rentals while this region celebrates three important festivals, namely the Race for the Ring, the Fig Festival and the Feast of Wine. Out of these three festivals, the Race for the Ring, or Trkna na Prstenac, is perhaps the most popular. This festival sees locals taking part in a jousting game. It is believed that the tradition of celebrating this festival goes all the way back to 1686, but there is some evidence to show that the origins of this knightly game are still older. During the festival, you will be transported back in time, but will surely enjoy the lively and enthusiastic celebrations.
Get to know Istria during your stay in the Cvitici villas
Cvitici accommodation makes it very easy to visit the neighbouring villages and towns. One such town that you should visit is the Vodnjan where you can check out the beautiful collection of paintings, wooden sculptures liturgical objects and reliquaries at the Church of St. Blaise. There is also a collection of corpi sancti within the church. This will give you an opportunity to see mummified bodies of different saints. There is even a thorn from the crown of Jesus as well as a piece from the veil of the Holy Virgin. If you also decide to travel to Pula, you can also visit the Historical Museum of Istria. It is housed in a 17th century fortress and will give you great insights into the history of the region. Art lovers will enjoy visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art, also in Pula, where they can enjoy artwork from the previous century as well as recent work of some of the renowned contemporary artists.
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