In the centre of the southern part of Istria, halfway between Pazin and Pula, near the road connecting inland Istria with the south of the peninsula, lies the old town of Svetvincent (St. Vincent).
It is a town surrounded by nature, clean air and offers the likes of agrotourism and rural tourism where guests can stay and get a taste of Istrian cuisine.
In the centre of Svetvincent is the town square surrounded by a castle, church and houses all built in renaissance style. The Grimiani castle, completely made of stone, covers almost the whole northern part of the town square and has been the symbol of Svetvincenat for centuries.
Along with its cultural and historical heritage, visitors can enjoy many outdoor activities such as long walks, hikes or bike-riding through nature along the many trails which surround the town as well as hunting on its many hunting grounds. After a long day in the outdoors, guests can sit down to enjoy a taste of agrotourism which is a popular type of tourism in Svetvincent and in Istria for that matter. All the food is home-grown and homemade.
Guests can sit down and share their hunting stories while sipping good homemade wine and eating the best of Istrian cuisine. When the meal is done and the day is over, it is time to retrieve upstairs and get a good night’s sleep for tomorrow is a new day of fresh air and recreation.
Svetvincent offers a getaway from the hype of the city and is a perfect place for a wonderful and relaxing holiday.