Vodnjan Travel Guide

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  • Things to Do
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Vodnjan Things to Do

  • Writing

    I tried to decipher this carving but could not achieve it. What I have read : 1488 TALI ME DOMADA COME STO CHE MA...It seems to be written in the local istro rumanian dialect and should refer to the building of this house.

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  • Carved window

    A little further, a Romanesque style carved window is standing. Is it really Romanesque, or has it been built later in the Romanesque style, I do not know, as I have not read anything on any Romanesque building in Vodjnan.

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  • A well

    In the yard behind the Venetian gothic palace, the well looks ready to be used. However, I suppose that, just like everywhere else, it is actually not in use anymore and that the inhabitants prefer to use tap water ! Who would prefer to draw water out the well by hand power instead of turning the tap on the sink ?

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  • Venetian gothic palace

    An inhabited Venetian gothic palace with a twinned gothic window. In the inside yard, mason are working (a cement mixer appears under the vaulted doorway). Once renovated, it will be even more magnificent !

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  • Ulica Castello

    Further to Narodni trg, ulica Castello becomes even narrower than in its first part and a little section of it is a pedestrian only zone. At the other end, Ulica Castello opens on the ''piazza del Duomo'', where stand both the campanile and the cathedral.

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  • The town hall

    The town hall stands on Narodni Trg / Piazza del Popolo (People's square). A full picture has been given in the introduction section. On this close-up the interesting wooden balcony and the three windows with ribbed vault are better seen.

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  • Saint Blaise or chief gardener ?

    The statue of Saint Blaise, on top of the cathedral looked a bit strange. I shot this close up and discovered that it was holding a rake ! I suppose that a mischievous but vertigo free soul, climbed on top of the roof to put this rake as a bet and that nobody else dared climb to take it off.

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  • Saint Blaise

    The Saint Blaise (Sveti Blaz) cathedral is very large : it can receive up to 1,000 persons in its nave. It was built by the Venetians following the model of the cathedral San Pietro in Castello in Venice.

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  • The campanile

    The campanile of Saint Blaise (Sveti Blaz) is very high. It is said that it was possible to communicate by signs with Venice. I am afraid that now, because of global air pollution, it cannot be true anymore !

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