Istria is the largest Croatian peninsula. Due to its closeness to Central Europe, large number of developed holiday resorts, mild climate and delicious food such as world-known olive oil, wine, pršut (a kind of prosciutto) and truffles, it is the most important tourist region of the country. Tourism is concentrated in the towns along the western coastline – Umag, Novigrad, Poreč, Rovinj and Pula. Pula, the largest town in the region, is famous for its Roman amphitheatre, one of the most preserved in the world, as well as for other Roman monuments – the Arch of the Sergii, the Gate of Hercules and the Twin Gates. If you are not only into sunny beaches, the inland Istria is also worth visiting, with its beautiful nature, old villas, wine roads and olive oil roads. The Brijuni National Park is located in Istria, an archipelago across the bay of Pula.

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