Central & Eastern Istria

The setting, down in a verdant valley by a bubbling river, and the striking architecture of its tasting room make this Istria's most impressive winery to visit. Various 'wine experiences' are on offer, including tastings and winery tours (price on application) – or you can just call in to buy a bottle of the signature muscat, malvazija, sauvignon blanc or teran.

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4. Simon's Bay

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The best beach close to Izola is at Simon’s Bay, about 1.5km to the southwest. It has a grassy area for sunbathing.

5. Church of St Mary of Haliaetum

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This central church dates from around the latter 11th century and has been lovingly restored. It has no set opening times, but is generally left open…

6. Manzioli House

7.03 MILES

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7. Municipal Palace

7.03 MILES

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8. Forma Viva

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