Driving on my Suzuki Burgman 650 on Istra Croatia (HR) inland, driving through amazing roads, beautiful cultural-historical villages and towns with beautiful panoramas.
I take you on my scooter rides, which most tourists on the coast forget to view…. the pure nature of Istria inland roads and places.

In this fourth part, we drive from Svetvin?enat, the route to Vodnjan, showing you how pure and beautiful nature still is here, not yet ruined by modern urban design, where the value of the historic buildings is recognized.

History of Vodnjan:
According to the legend, it developed out of the association of seven villas which were part of the colonial goods of Pula-Pola. Dignano was known as early as Roman times as Vicus Attinianum and listed in historical records in 932 at the time of Pietro Candiniano, to whom the Istrian towns were giving amphorae of good wine in exchange of protection.

Inside the historic nucleus, the town preserved its characteristic Medieval look with atria and narrow streets, irregularly winding among houses, with cobble roads and façades made of cobble stone, old streets still impressively recognizable by their Gothic, Venetian Renaissance and Baroque style and many churches rich with memories and art. Among many, in the old town there is St. Jacob Church or delle Trisiere that was designated as a parochial church as early as 1212, a church that witnessed some important historical events such as the peace agreement with Pula-Pola in 1331 and the writing of the Statute of 1492.
Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodnjan

I’m Luc Wijdeveld, living in Hengelo (OV) Netherlands, love to travel to Croatia for holiday’s and discovered the extra value to take your bike, cycle or scooter with you. Click here for more.

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