Live a unique experience through a ride on a Parenzana tourist train through tunnels and viaducts along the route of historical narrow railroad Parenzana. Apart from riding through Istrian landscape and visiting magnificent places of central Istria, you will be offered tastings of local dishes and beverages. “Veli Jože Tour” offers trips from Vižinada to Motovun and from Motovun to Vižinada. With a distinctive whistle of the conductor, you peek into history and relive the legend of Veli Jože.
The legend of Veli Jože takes place in a medieval town of Motovun, which panorama is one of more famous symbols of Istrian hinterland. Vižinada is a small town situated on the hill rising above the valley of the Mirna river. It offers one of the most beautiful views of the Green and Blue Istria.
Central excursion station is situated in Rakotule where there will be held a presentation of Istrian specialties. There you can hear the sounds of Istrian folk music and try authentic Istrian delicacies which will be prepared for all visitors at the station. The hosts will prepare several types of homemade bread which you can taste with the world best olive oil and enrich your palate with a glass of the finest wine and other local delicacies. Try the authentic Istrian soup from the hands of agritourism hosts which is prepared from the best Istrian Teran wine along with several other surprise ingredients in a ‘bukaleta’, a large Istrian earthenware jug. A special attraction certainly presents a small domestic animal zoo and a children’s playground. Learn more about the Istrian ox called “Boškarin”, the Istrian goat called ‘Istrijanka’ and a donkey. The offer also includes a number of authentic souvenirs.
If you would like to dive deeper into the eno – gastronomical magic which offers central Istria , we can organize for you to have lunch in Motovun, visit the agritourisms, experience a wine tasting by the famous Istrian winemakers from Vižinada and Motovun and a visit to lavender growers.