Agrotourism in Istra is a specific type of tourism where the leading motive of travelling is connecting to nature. In north-west Istria you can find close to fifty villages in areas around Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla and Buje. Featuring traditional Istrian stone house architecture, surrounded by olive groves, fertile fields and vineyards, make these villages perfect agritourism destinations.
With short drives from the coast and found in beautiful rural settings – villages of North-west Istria offer an interesting alternative for your Istrian holidays.
Traditional stone house and property is set in the countryside in near proximity to Rovinj. Just a few steps away from the house there is stunning Istrian sea, famous for its clear waters and unspoiled beaches surrounded by pine and holm-oak woods, while the nearby bird sanctuary of Palud gives an opportunity to observe a variety of migratory bird species.
Mofardin’s house can accommodate up to 12 guests, while the trattoria Mofardin serves typical Istrian food for their guests. The house wine and the grappa flavoured with fruit and local aromatic herbs turn every meal into a feast.
This family owned farm produces ecological unpasteurized goat cheese of the highest quality. Stancija Kumparička has 250 goats on 200 hectares of ecologically clean pastures full of aromatic herbs, all year round, on the east coast of the Istrian peninsula.
Staying there allows you to learn more about the actual cheese-making process, and see it through your own eyes, from the milking, to the maturation of cheese. An array of top-quality chefs and gastronomers, local and worldwide have acknowledged the excellence of Stancija Kumparička products and have included them in their menus.
Next time you are in Istria, book a tour and try their tasting menu.
Agritourism Farm Sterle is located not far from Brtonigla in the village od Stancijia Drušković, 5 km from the sea. Here you can find the typical Istrian home made products, take long walks in the countryside, gather mushrooms and asparagus, or enjoy the company of animals like cows, sheeps, goats, hens, gooses, horses, domestic and wild porks, etc.
They produce wines like malvasia, muscatt, cabernet sauvignon, teran, semi – sparkling wines and barrique – wine which age in wooden barrels in their wine cellar and in the ‘’Mramornica’’ cave.
There are 4 rooms for your overnight accommodation, so make sure to book in advance.
Photo credit: mofardin.hr, Goran Šebelić, agroturizamsterle.hr