Travel Blogs from Umag
... That’s the part of the city that
dates to the era of Habsburg control and resembles Vienna in the size and
grandeur of its public buildings.
Despite its lack of major sights, I really liked Trieste
because there were so few foreign tourists there. Even though the Barcolana
attracted a big crowd, the people there were almost all Italian. That also
means reasonable prices and better food in restaurants. Many people rave about
... mountain herb.
I couldn’t help noticing the reaction to the herbal
concoction by the Welsh father and son team finishing their meal at the next
table over. I got to chatting with them about travel, snowboarding/skiing, and
the property they were searching for in the area to be a second home. I ran
into them again sitting at a table under a large umbrella in the rain outside
the bar next door having some beers. They invited me to join ...
... some kinds of oak trees have a unique and potent flavor. It only takes a little infused oil or a few shavings in a dish or on top of one to infuse it with a strong truffle flavor. I think what appeals to people most, though, is the rarity of truffles and their high price which make them an exclusive luxury food. They say "When in Rome…….." so I made it a point to try a few truffle dishes, but I have to say they’re not something I can’t live without. ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
Other places to stay in Umag
Jadranska BB, Umag | 4 star hotelfrom $128
Stella Maris - Stella Maris 8A, Umag | 4 star hotelfrom $82
Jadranska 78, Umag | 3 star hotelfrom $85
Mojmirska 22, Umag | Hotelfrom $68
Mojmirska Ulica - Via Mojmir 22, Umag | 2 star hotelfrom $68
Umag | 2 star hotelfrom $42
Katoro 20, Umag | 5 star hotelfrom $160