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... I first heard about Istria when I was in high school and watched a few cooking shows by New York celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, an ethnic Italian from Istria who showcased the food of the region in her first New York restaurant Felidia. I ordered her cookbook by mail (or got my parents to do it for me) and prepared some of her Istrian dishes. The most elaborate of those in her book, though, is Cima alla Genovese, stuffed boiled veal breast, is one I have yet to try ...
... largely Italian culturally but part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of WWI, then part of Italy through WWII, and then part of Yugoslavia until its breakup in the early 1990s. Most of the Italian population left the region after WWII, but from the sound of things the Austrians and Italians have all returned as tourists. And I can see why. Of all the coastal Istrian towns I saw I found Piran to be the ...
... inland is said to vaguely resemble that of Tuscany.
When I told the people at the front desk at my hostel in Zagreb that I was going to Istria they said to avoid the coast and concentrate on the inland hill towns. The coastal towns are nothing compared to those farther south around Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik. They are probably right, but three coastal towns in Istria sounded interesting enough to warrant a stop anyway based on everything I've read.
At 9 am sharp, our guide, Goran arrived and we set off for a tour of Rovinj where the signs are all in both Croatian and Italian because of the dominance of the Venician Empire on this part of Croatia. Both languages are required in school which makes it very easy for us Americans. Goran was a walking history book and we learned the entire history and development from beginning to the present. It felt ...
... boss and they offered it to me as a gift. I took it gladly but insisted they take 20 euro for compensate for my begging and their kind indulgence. We arrived in Rovinj and checked into the Villa Tuttorotto, a small boutique hotel in the old town We tooled around looking at the town and doing some shopping. We shared some of our new wine and then went to dinner at Puntulina, one of Wanda's recommendations and it was ...