At the beginning of the last century at Vinodol municipality, the region “one step away from sea, two steps away from snow” grew over 25.000 fig trees and 250 tons of figs were produced per year. Today barely 4.500 trees remained, and among those most of them are domesticated sorts such as: bilica, črni and beli vuk, hrastača, manjukva, poganka, vlahinja and zelenica.
The most recognizable jewelry, moretto-shaped earrings are characteristic of Rijeka and Kvarner region. The influence of history and other cultures in these parts left their mark, evident in this jewelry of specific shape and legend. The beginning of wearing of moretto jewelry is connected to common women of Rijeka.
Originally called prge, prgice, trdek, sirel or turoš cheese from Međimurje, they belong among the autochthonous types of cheese, prepared from the fresh cottage cheese, and they are characteristic for the regions of Bilogora, Podravina and Međimurje.
Although prošek is one of unique Dalmatian products, it has often been mistaken by Italian Prossecco, which is a sparkling wine and belongs to a completely different type of wine.
Roasted dishes under the bell, called “peka”, count among top traditional specialties of Croatian cuisine. It is almost impossible to write about this delicacy and not to be inspired by own experience when tasting and enjoying this dish.
Croatia’s sunniest island Hvar hides so many beauties. Apart from the island’s landscape, scented lavender fields and arancini from the island’s citruses, first class wines, trendy beaches and catering offers, there are those hidden historical values of the heritage, hidden behind the monastery walls.