Buzet is situated in the northern part of central Istria. This city sits high up on a hill overlooking the valley of the river Mirna and the mountain of Cicarija. At the time of Venetian rule, Buzet supplied water to military stations and the local population.
Buzet and the surrounding towns of Roc, Hum (the smallest city in the world), Vrh and Sovinjak offer visitors the opportunity to appreciate their cultural and historical heritage. Buzet also lies in the centre of three major city centres; Pula, Trieste, and Rijeka.
This area is a natural jewel in Istria. Its almost intact nature, abundance of cultural and historical monuments, together with wholesome homemade food and exquisite local wines make this place a holiday paradise.
Many of Istria's best wines come from Buzet and its surrounding towns, for wine-making is one of the main occupations of its residents. Another popular pastime is agrotourism. Agrotourism offers guests delicious traditional Istrian cuisine in an intimate natural setting. The nearby town of Vrh is known for its fuzi (a type of pasta) with truffles.
Near Motovun, which is also a fascinating hilltop city, is the Istrian thermal springs called Istarske Toplice. It has a hotel where guests can stay and enjoy its thermal springs as well as the other amenities this health resort has to offer.
Many events and festivities take place in this area year round. For example, a contest of the singing groups of Istria and Kvarner take place on March 28th, the music festival the Singing Buzetina (Buzet, Roc, Sovinjak, Vrh) in April, and Buzet days which include motor-car racing from the 5th – 7th of September.
Thermal springs, sparkling wine, great food and entertainment and most of all, the people, make Buzet a remarkable place.