Istria

30 November 2012

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Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, is a rich multicultural region shaped by the sea and seafaring.

Istria

Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, is a rich multicultural region shaped by the sea and seafaring. This historically rich Istrian part of the Mediterranean in its museums, to mention only the biggest ones: Historical and Naval Museum of Istria – Museo storico e navale dell'Istria, Archaeological Museum of Istria in Pula and Ethnographic Museum of Istria in Pazin – preserves, explores and presents material evidence relating to all periods of world and European civilizations. This is also witnessed by permanent displays, occasional exhibitions with attractive finds from prehistoric times to the present, as well as systematic and institutional care for intangible cultural heritage. They are just part of the material presenting Istria in the AdriaMuse project, where museums are an important, not only declaratory, connection of culture and tourism. 

 
During the summer months nearly all Istrian museums, especially their atriums, become attractive stages and venues for concert, theater and film events. Here is Umag's Sepomaia Viva – a unique live museum in Istria, international festival of Antiquity held in honor of the archaeological site not far from Umag, as well as Rovinj's Eco-museum the House of Batana/Casa della batana, first museum on the Mediterranean dedicated to a fishing boat. The Archaeological Museum of Istria in Pula attractively and skillfully combines modern artistic experience and archaeological heritage in the representative Museum-Gallery “Sacred Hearts”, as well as Novigrad's Lapidarium Museum by organizing Arterija – festival of visual arts on the town streets and squares.