Jan 04, 2020 The Istrian stone marks the history and beauty of Venice. The fortune of Istrian stone is linked to the development of Venice during the Serenissima. The Venetian Republic was a political and mercantile empire it had an economy mainly based on maritime activities the sea was considered the cheapest and fastest way of communication.
Jan 04, 2020 The Istrian stone has been a great success in Italy, especially in Venice. It has been widely used in architecture and in structural and artistic works, both for its chromatic quality and for its technical characteristics. In ancient, medieval and modern times majestic monuments, historic buildings, churches, bridges, canals and wells were ...
Introduction History About Istria The oldest artefact in Croatia was found in Istria, and dates back to the Late Stone Age. The artefact is an ordinary river pebble that primitive man sharpened with simple blows to make a stone tool. Discovered in a cave at the andalja site near Pula, it is about 800,000 years old.
From a strictly petrographic point of view, Istrian stone is to be classified as a micritic limestone Folk 1959 or a mudstone Dunham, 1962, that is to say a rock formed through the diagenesis of a calcareous mud, composed of very fine grained calcite crystals 4 micrometers it is also compact, with very rare small pores vugs and fenestrae Figure 2.
Dec 12, 2017 Venice was built on thousands of stilts coming from Istria and Dubrovnik region. Also, a type of Croatian limestone called the Istrian Stone was vastly exported to build the foundations of the city of Venice. This hard limestone is often mistaken for marble and is particularly water resistant, making it perfect for the base of a city under water.
In order to mitigate the deterioration, Venetians used what is known as Istrian stone in construction. Istrian stone is found in the more mountainous areas of the Istrian coastline and weathers far less than typical limestone. It was excavated regularly from Istria and ferried to Venice, where both Venetian and Istrian born craftsmen would prepare it for construction. The stone has helped maintain Venetian
Oct 07, 2019 Today we are chating with Jerneja Vitenik, a passionate eco-friendly host of the Istrian stone houses Padna. On photo Jerneja Vitenik green host of the Istrian stone houses Padna This outstanding Ecobnb is located in the hinterland of Slovenian Istria, only 20 min from Slovenian coast.
May 16, 2013 ABOVE A rainy day in Venice, Italy. If youve every found yourself slipping and sliding on wet cobblestones, youll appreciate one of Venices least-heralded but most pedestrian-friendly urban features the use of flat, lightly-textured paving stones that offer good traction underfoot on rainy days. The same stone is used on many of Venices 400 bridges.
The largest Istrian kazun has a diameter of 4.5 meters and a height of over 4 meters. In the village of Batvaci a kazun was found with an opening on the roof and a fireplace, which means that it was even used as living space during agricultural work. If we managed to get your attention when it comes to this unique piece of history, you ...
Some of these treasures are hidden, and can be found only by steadfast explorers. Dozens of tiny stone churches scattered across the Istrian peninsula hide one such treasure. Looking at their simple exteriors, one would never guess that they hide opulent frescoes reminding us of the creativity of ancient Istrians.
Apr 26, 2014 Apparently these small stone shelters date back to the Roman Empire, and similar structures can be found in other parts of southern Europe. There are many examples of kaun still found scattered around Istria and theyre a common sight on country roads. The fact that many are still standing is proof that they were remarkably well-built.
Apr 30, 2016 The County of Istria is the only Croatian county whose statute stipulates the equality of the Croatian and the Italian language within the County.By Croatian law, only areas where the minority constitutes at least 33 of the population have to officially be bilingual. According to said law, the small village of Gronjan would be the only place in Istria where bilinguality would be obligatory.
Seafarers found shelter in the coves embrace, fishermen valued such mysterious wide open spaces throughout their entire life, and travelers discovered new loves in its harbors. And they will all agree on one thing - the beauty of the Istrian landscape has enchanted many a traveler convincing him to stay and have a new start
Apr 17, 2021 Istria is a beautiful Croatian peninsula rich in history, culture, natural beauties, and tradition. Even though that tradition is certainly unique and specific when were talking about Croatian regions, no doubt that Italy has had a big influence on the Istrian cultural development and gastronomy. For example, Istria is often called new Tuscany even The
Sep 10, 2018 Cobbled streets, vaulted passages, derelict doors and staircases, crumbled plaster, chains and padlocks on the doors guarding the mysterious interiors of the houses. A couple of kids running with their shirts off. One barking, one curious dog, an old man mowing the insides of an abandoned courtyard with a sickle, a couple of locals drinking ...
About us. The Istrian thermal resort is situated on the northwest part of the peninsula Istria in Croatia. It is 35 km distant from Pore, 10 km from Buzet, only 40 km far from the Italian border and 10 km from the Slovenian border. The Istrian thermal resort is settled in the untouched nature outside the city where greenery, quiet and peace ...
Jun 30, 2015 As every Istrian hilltop town, Visnjan offers some great views from the square and the loggia in front of the neoclassical church of St Quiricus and Julietta. The cobbled streets are adorned with flowers and there is a nice arbored walk with chestnut trees giving much-needed shade to
The Istrian Stone House is located in Labin. The holiday home includes 2 bedrooms, a living room, and 1 bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. Opatija is 27 mi from the holiday home, while Rabac is 8.1 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 14 mi from The Istrian Stone House.
ijo or Miho Mirkovi, whose psedonym was Mate Balota, was born in Rakalj Castelnuovo dArsa on September 28, 1898. He was described in his first biography in the 1930s as a fisherman, sailor and manual worker . He attended elementary school in his native village, the very school his father, Ante Mirkovi-Gaspi, founded just in time ...
Alone, far from the hustle and bustle, we found an old stone house for renovation. The house is a great example of a true Istrian cottage and offers many options for renovation. It has a total living area of 91 m2 and consists offrom the ground floor and first floor. The house is located on Continue reading Stone Istrian house for renovation
Mar 31, 2021 Istria, the triangle-shaped peninsula in northwestern Croatia, is an increasingly popular tourist destination. Its easy to see why. Offering a fun mix between Italian and Croatian cultures, Istria is a place of gorgeous architecture, superb culinary specialties, and incredible landscapes. The Istrian coast is lined with resorts and all kinds of tourist facilities.
Istrian frescoes. Home Experience ... Built from regular stone blocks with stone top covers i.e. shelters, it has preserved a beautiful detail of a profile stone frame for eternal light in the middle of the spiky ceiling. ... true richness of Alberts repertoire is found in the Church of Holy Spirit. Space-wise, the most impressive are the ...
Jun 29, 2017 And all that time, they were hiding right under their feet, covered by a layer of reddish Istrian soil. This isnt that surprising, given the fact that wealthy French and Italian gourmets rarely ventured into the Istrian hinterland, among the small and isolated stone
Dec 06, 2012 6 Miniature stone field house Kazun. Kazun, a typical Istrian stone shelter house, has been miniaturized and sold as a souvenir. It has a round shape, it is made of stones. Its appearance in the green and red Istrian fields is so remarkable. People use it as shelter for people.
May 15, 2021 Exploring the Istrian Peninsula Croatia Off the Beaten Path. The Istrian peninsula is located in the north west corner of Croatia, at the very tip of the Adriatic Sea. Although parts of the peninsula are shared by Italy and Slovenia, the majority of it belongs to Croatia.
The Istrian tourist destinations such as Pore, Rovinj, Pula, Vrsar and Funtana, Rabac, Novigrad and Umag offer numerous possibilities for a summer holiday on the sea, while lovely holiday homes and villas with pool in the Istrian inland and on the east coast of Istria offer accommodation every year to more and more lovers of the holidays in ...
Feb 25, 2014 My favorite Istrian hilltop towns Groznjan. We start with Groznjan, because its our favorite of all Istrian hilltop towns.This medieval town remained largely untouched. It sits on the hill, a 228 m above the sea level, and it offers amazing vistas over the Mirna Valley, olive groves and vineyards, the sea and the coastline from Novigrad to Umag.
Aug 05, 2019 Once outside, we found that the place we had been taken to was one of the many making and selling glass ornaments, ornate chandeliers and glassware. We had purchased a multi-day pass for the Venice equivalent of public bus service, so after wondering around and having a coffee stop we boarded a ferry to the other popular island, Burano.
Another recognizable Istrian symbol is the kaun. Stone house used for tool storage and coverage from rain while on the field. Kaun is a round-shaped construction with conical tip built of stone. It doesnt have any windows and its entrance doors are low. The biggest number of these stone houses is found on Istrias southern and western ...
Jun 17, 2021 The 1,098-carat stone, believed to be the third largest gem-quality diamond ever found, was presented to President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday. The
Jan 22, 2021 Below is Podlabin, a charmless new town that sprouted as a result of the coal-mining industry. Labin was the mining capital of Istria until the 1970s, its hill mined so extensively that the town began to collapse. Mining stopped in 1999, the necessary repairs were undertaken and the town surfaced with a new sense of itself as a tourist destination.
Istria is the westernmost county of the Republic of Croatia and the largest peninsula of the Adriatic. If you are wondering when the ideal time to visit Istria is, the answer is - anytime. The mild climate allows a pleasant stay in Istria during the whole year. Istria is becoming increasingly recognized as a top
Istrian stone is also found in other cities in the Po valley such as Bologna for example in the fa ade of the Cathedral of Saint Petronius and Ferrara, and along the Adriatic coast, both on the Dalmatian side and in Emilia and the Marche, including a .
Faculty of Mining Geology and Petroleum Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia 3 Civil Engineering Institute of Croatia, Zagreb Croatia The most characteristic building stone in Venice is the brilliant white marble shipped cheaply into Venice from Istrian quarries. It is easy to carve but remarkably
Istrian stone houses Padna have risen from two old Istrian houses, which have been renovated, or better yet, they have been newly built from the foundations. This made each apartment unit an independent and self-sufficient Istrian house. A traditional Istrian house is built from the local stone due to natural features and is not coated.