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Bale

City of Butterflies

Bale is a small town in the south west of Istria, 15 km from Rovinj and 20 km from Pula. The center of Bale is covered with stone paved roads and intricate alleys above which old medieval buildings arise bounded by firm arcs and containing hidden stories. Here, every stone whispers in a way that even the air appears to talk. Bale`s history reveals secrets of ancient dinosaurs, holds legends of the old castrum from the Roman period and its dazzling palace remembers Casanova and his lovers together with the lavish breath of the palace life. It is estimated that in and around this area, there are 400 species of butterflies, some of which are endangered and, therefore, the name “City of butterflies” is often affiliated with Bale.

Highlights

  • Castle Bembo
  • St. Julian Church
  • Colone bay
  • Palud ornithological reservation
  • Castrum Vallis painting exhibit
  • Bale`s Night traditional feast
 

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