Vrsar and Funtana

Vrsar and Funtana

Located almost at the mouth of the Lim channel, Vrsar is very interesting tourist destination. The town has been linked with Giacomo Casanova, who stayed there twice and recorded it in his book ‘Memoirs’. Today you can learn more about his trips at the festival dedicated to this famous Italian lover. Vrsar is proud of its title as the ‘town of sculpture’. Every year since 1991 the Montraker Summer School of Sculpture takes place in the restored ‘Montraker’ quarry, whose stone, according to some sources, was also used by well-known Florentine sculptors and builders. Vrsar also offers tourists a long-established naturist campsite located in Koversada Park, together with ‘textile’ campsites and inspiring seaside promenades.

 

Near the ‘Casanova’ town is Funtana, a charming fishing town that thrives here on the most developed part of the Istrian coast: from the Zelena lagoon in the north to Valkanela bay in the south. Campsites in this corner of Croatia are a good choice for all ages. You can explore the beauty of this part of Istria through horse-rides organised by local equestrian centres and accompanied by experienced guides. More daring visitors will choose a panoramic flight out of the airfield in Vrsar, which provides a bird’s eye-view of Istria.