Past meadows and weaving rows of old-fashioned houses, there’s a homely feel to Žminj. It’s a good pick for bike trails and walking routes, so you can stay sporty. Sure, it’s got a trio of churches to discover, but go underground at the Feštinsko Kraljevstvo and explore the incredible cave network.
A flavour to savour
If you’re into cheese and wine, indulge yourself in a bar that’s run by a local family. Their farm’s produce makes up the menu, so you’ll be in for a rich treat. With Istria’s links to Italy, try portions of plump gnocchi with rocket and pancetta. Venison is a typical favourite, too.