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Parenzo

March 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Histria and Kvarner

Parenzo

Porec (Parenzo) – settled since the neolithic period, Poreč, which stands on a narrow peninsula, was an important Roman garrison Later, during the first millennium, it developed as an early Christian community and an influential bishopric. It chose Venetian rule over that of Byzantium in the 1267, the first Istrian town to do so.

A town distinguished by its cultural and historical monuments, Porec is the best-adorned and best-landscaped tourist town in the whole Croatia. the crowning glory of its rich cultural heritage is St. Euphrasius’ Basilica, dating from the 6th century A.D., where concerts of classical music are held during the summer months.

The nearby Island St Nikola can be reached in only a few minutes, both night and day, via excursions boats, or even by swimming.

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