Welcome to the sensational sights of the Adriatic. Once you have arrive in Trieste you will make your way to the incredible site of Novigrad, Croatia, situated across the bay from Venice. The town is located along the famous azure waters that glow in the daylight like a jewel. Colorful fishing boats line the harbor that stretches the length of the stone walkway showcasing the marvelous architecture and offering a taste of the grand history. The walls that encircle the city have protected and enriched the culture and traditions that continue today. The earthen scent emanates from the large, surrounding stone walls.
With time permitting you will venture to the town of Poreč, filled with the luster of the Euphrasian Basilica. The 6th century basilica is a fine example of Byzantine art, and one of Europe’s best remnants of a bygone era. The mosaics glitter in the apse, the semicircular recess that often looms over the altar. The gilded paintings do not decorate the stunning architecture but enhances it, creating a sense of impossible majesty commemorating Jesus and the Apostles, Mary and Child, all beneath the lofted ceilings and towering pillars. As the sun begins to drift beyond the fortified walls you will make your way to Veralda, a delightful winery in Brtonigla. The grapevines blend with the olive groves creating a creamy and earthy aroma that spreads across the acreage. During dinner you can have your first taste of traditional Croatian cuisine, elevated by the elegance and the accompaniment of Veralda’s distinct rosé teran varietal. The effervescent bubbles are refreshing, combined with a velvety texture and a unique fruity quality making it magnificent from beginning to end.