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  • The landscape near Hum
    The landscape near Hum
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    The cathedral
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Hum Things to Do

  • Highly elaborated chimney top

    Another sight that the photographer could not resist was this highly elaborated chimney top. I have noticed that nearly each village, sorry, each town, in Istria had its own style of chimney top. As soon as I have enough, I will collect them in a travelogue.

  • Pumpkin still life !

    When we visited Hum, it was drizzling and the light was not very good. These two pumpkins sitting on top of a wall acted like a miniature sun and the photographer could not resist shooting this still life !

  • Hum small museum

    The museum stands at the first level of a house. On the right, the first room shows various objects that were used in everyday life. The room on the left, is a shop that sells local craft and local products such as wine, honey, etc, ….

  • Follow the arrow !

    An arrow on a stone sign written both in Latin and in Glagolitic script shows the direction for the museum and advices that the entrance is free. As far as I been able to decipher it, the first letter stands for "kh", the second for "u" and the last for "d'y".

  • No city plan !

    The town of Hum has two streets and it is difficult to get lost though you will not find any city plan. The houses are well preserved in their original condition though a few of them (in the background of the picture) have been recently coated and are less picturesque

  • Angular Glagolitic script

    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...


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    Humska Konoba: Dining in the Middle of Nowhere

    by travelbug102 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    very happy campers

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Hum Off The Beaten Path

  • Lavogne in Istria

    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...

  • Zabriski point in Istria !

    On a very small road, not far from Hum, this deeply carved landscape reminds of Zabrisky point, near California Death Valley ! As we were in October, the yellow and the red of the autumn trees add some more color !

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  • The Glagolitic road and the glagolitic...

    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...

  • Zvane Crnja

    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...

  • Superb table, but too late !

    Superb table, but too late ! If we had walked towards the top of the line of stones earlier, before having lunch, we would have taken our lunch on this very comfortable stone table, but we were too hungry to wait and left that little walk for after lunch !


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