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 4th and last trip of this year, I drove with the Burgman to the east coast side of Plomin. I take you with me to very historical places on this route.

History of Pi?an:
Pi?an was definitely settled in early prehistoric times. The oldest parts of the fortified hilltop town of the tribe of Histri were located on the Calvary Hill (13), north of the modern town. After that the town was probably settled by the Celtic tribe of the Secusa. In Roman times, probably on the same strategically important location, there was a military stronghold and the settlement Petina.

Some authors linked the town of Pi?an to the name Pucinium, mentioned by Pliny and Ptolemy as the name of a fortification in central Istria, famous for its excellent wine even in the Roman Court. Livia, wife of the Emperor Augustus, believed that her longevity was attributed to the fact that she would drink only this wine.
The only visible evidence of the Roman presence is the inscription on the stone incorporated in the doorpost of the house facing the bell tower (4). The inscription mentions a Lucius Caonalius of the family Pupinia that can be found in various other places in Istria (Kringa, Pula, Pore?, Koper, Trieste).
Read more: http://www.central-istria.com/en/odredista-destinations/pican

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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