|Suburban traffic|| 6 || km ||Airport|| 80 || km |
Special; Among nature
Umag and Novigrad are both six kilometers from the hotel. Both cities offer visitors a wide array of gastronomic and cultural delights. For example, the mussels from the famous fishing town of Novigrad are quite special and are held in high esteem. You can taste them as part of your culinary holiday in Croatia. The crypt of St. Pelagius is another real tourist attraction, straight from the Carolingian era. In addition, the Lapidarium museum in Novigrad, with its medieval monuments, sculptures and church furnishings, is highly recommended. Cultural and musical events are also often held here. National Geographic included Istria on its 2011 list of top ten tourist destinations, in part because of its numerous blue flag beaches. One of the beaches of Umag received a separate highlight in the magazine’s article. In summer Umag hosts two very special events: Umagination, a two-day pop festival held in June and the Croatian Open tennis tournament held (in the same arena) in July. In the northern-most part of Istria you will find the oldest lighthouse in Croatia (1818), built by Count Metternich for a Croatian noble woman with whom he had fallen in love. She died on the day the lighthouse was finished and the count never visited it again. But you can as part of a wonderful cultural holiday in Croatia! Of course there are many more historical landmarks you can visit, including some connected with pirates and the ancient Roman Empire.