Close to the town gate, a stone-carved sign is written in angular Glagolitic script. The Glagolitic alphabet was invented during the 9th century by St Cyril and St Methodius, missionaries from Byzantium, in order to translate the bible and other religious works into the language of the Great Moravia region. Istria is the cradle of Glagolitic...more
It's worth a 2-3 hour diversion to pay a visit to Hum, the self-proclaimed "smallest town in the world" . The cozy konoba has delicious food and some outside seating. One of my favorite hidden spots in Europe.
Favorite Dish: Try the hot wine with sugar. Sounds strange but it's so good! My dad got krostole (a doughnut-type dessert) and those were perfect for dipping in this concoction.
The corn coup with sausage was excellent as well.
This formation is characteristic of the karst. A doline or sinkhole is a closed depression draining water underground in karst areas. It can be cylindrical, conical, bowl- shaped or dish-shaped. The diameter ranges from a few to many hundreds of meters. The name doline comes from dolina, the Slovenian word meaning valley. So this was originally a...more
From Hum departs the so called Glagolitic road, that in 7 km links Hum to Rozzo and is surrounded by 11 sculptures that celebrate the importance of the area as centre of the literature in glagolitic alphabet , that was still usede until the XX century.The glagolitic alphabet (Glagolits) is a slavic alphabet, considered to be the ancestor of the...more
The Aleja glagoljasa was conceived by a poet, Zvane Crnja, that founded of the cakavian academy, from the name of one of the Croatian languages, cakavian, spoken Istria and in the islands of the Kvarner gulf. A sculptor, Zelimir Janes and a professor of ancient literature, Josip Bratulic, realized it. On this stone, the name of several cities of...more