Visnjan is a town located in the western part of Istria, 12 km distanced from Porec, in the area between the river Mirna in the north and the Lim channel in the south. Visnjan is surrounded by forests, pastures and cultivated areas. Some of the natural phenomena of this region are abundant and unpaved pits, and in the vicinity of Visnjan there is also the karst phenomenon of the Baredine pit which is available for tourists to visit. A series of historic sights of this city attracts tourists to this peaceful and pleasant vacation. Visitors can enjoy the various gastronomic delicates of Istrian cuisine, in the charms of hunting and health tourism as well. Accommodation in Visnjan, this small and quiet town, find in apartments and rooms. Apartments in Visnjan are a private type in family houses and villas where you can enjoy your privacy and home like comfort. This agricultural land treasures cultivation of olives, fruit, grapevines and cattle breeding. With the friendliness of the hosts in the Visnjan taverns you will have the chance to taste the scented olive oils, the top quality wines with authentic Istrian dishes flavoured with truffles, various cheeses and prosciutto. The settlement consists of two parts, the old part of the town is located on a hill, and the new one is built on south-west and north-east slopes, both, the old and new part of the town joins on the stone street ending at the city gate. Visnjan is built in a Mediterranean style, stone houses connected by narrow paved streets, which share a special romantic atmosphere reinforced by town's cultural heritage and numerous monuments of this area. Visnjan was the closest property to Porec in the past, that is probably why the name of the town of Visnjan comes from the Latin word Vicinianus meaning "nearby". The oldest written document mentioning this name is an act which had set boundaries of Sv. Maura state in the year of 1003. But there is one thing of which Visnjan is the most famous site in Croatia and even in the whole world today. It is the Visnjan Observatory, the place responisble for numerous discoveries of the small bodies of the Solar System. It was founded in 1976 by young enthusiasts. By building a new observatory at Tican, Visnjan will become a science centre for youth education and a tourist destination of great importance, which will develop a new form of tourism - astroturism.
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