Welcome to Bale
The little town is dominated by the oversized Church of the Visitation, with its 36m-high belfry. There are various other historic churches scattered about, along with a town hall with a 14th-century loggia. The closest beaches are 6km away on a stretch of coast that rates as the most pristine in Istria.
Bale draws a bohemian crowd for its apparently very powerful energy – a fact you won’t find in the tourist brochures. Come here to meet kindred spirits and spend endless hours talking, drinking, dreaming and scribbling.