Fun, fun, fun in Funcici villas - Istrian holidays with Casamundo
In the center of the Istria peninsula in Croatia you will find a host of Funcici holiday rentals. Funcici is a tiny hamlet located a little over three miles from Zminj and not far from Pazin, the region's administrative capital. Zminj has several banks, bars, restaruants, a post office and a big monthly market. It is near the Ypsilon, which is the road goes to the Pula Airport. Pula has a wide variety of air traffic during the summer months, but is closed during winter. However, the airport in Trieste is just over the border in Italy. Croatia was the gateway from Europe to Asia for many centuries, and so the area was often under contention as various rulers vied for control of the area. Consequently the Croatian Istria Peninsula has many places of historical interest.
Around the world with Jules Verne in the Funcici apartments
If you are looking for a remote location away from the city bustle, this is it. Pazin is the administrative center for Istria County in Croatia. Its main tourist attraction is the Castle Montecuccoli , which is used as a museum. It is said that the Ponor, a geographical feature similar to a sinkhole, but somewhat different, inspired Jules Verne’s Mathias Sandorf. Could Verne have stayed in a Funcici holiday rentals? No, probably not. Pazin has a population of a little over 4,000. Zminj, also known as Gimino, is even smaller, with a population of only slightly more than 3,000. The festival of St. Bartholomew, held near the end of August is a major area event and is timed perfectly to coincide with hot holidays in Funcici.
Fly fishing in the Adriatic on holiday in Funcici
The area is famous for its rugged limestone topography, and offers many great routes for walking or cycling tours. There are caves near the seacoast town of Pula. The Romans considered the Croatians to be a difficult opponent, thanks to the rugged terrain where they lived. In addition to walking and cycling, there are guided fishing tours in the Adriatic. Fly fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the unspoiled inland streams. Many of these things can be reached easily from your Funcici holiday accommodation. Some of the farms have begun to offer tourist shops or crafts for visitors. This gives added value to your Funcici villa holiday if you hope to learn more about the traditions of the area. The local agriculture has developed some interesting foods, which visitors may want to sample, if they dare!
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