Istrian towns and villages

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Smrikve Pula Premantura
Brijuni Vodnjan Medulin
Fazana Galizana Vizace
Peroj Svetvincenat Marcana
Bale Kanfanar Mutvoran
Monkodonja Dvigrad Krnica
Rovinj Zminj Rakalj
Lim Bay Sv. Petar u Sumi Barban
Klostar Tinjan Rasa
Gradina Beram Labin
Vrsar Trviz Rabac
Funtana Gracisce Sv. Martin
Sv. Lovrec Pazin Sumber
Sv. Ivan Lindar Pican
Porec Kascerga Krsan
Mali Sv. Andjelo Zamask Klostar
Baredine Cave Motovun Kozljak
Tar Oprtalj Gologorica
Visnjan Zrenj Paz
Vizinada Zavrsje Belaj
Novigrad Grimalda Boljun
Karpinjan Draguc Lupoglav
Dajla Racice Raspor
Brtonigla Sovinjak Slum
Seget Vrh Ucka
Umag Hum Plomin
Savudrija Roc Brsec
Groznjan Buzet Moscenice
Buje Kostel Lovran
Momjan Salez Opatija
Istra Veprinac

Major influences

Rome
Rome
Byzantium
Byzantium
Venice
Venice
Vienna
Vienna
Brioni
Brioni
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Map of Istria during the Roman Empire

The following Istrian map during the Roman Empire period was created to give an idea to the reader that Istria hosted various civilizations in its history.

Roman empire in istria

 

 

You can easily identify three main types of roads. The most important were consular roads.

If you compare the current map of Istria with this old map you will realize that most of the Istrian towns started to develop over 20 centuries ago, on pre-historic hillfort settlments. Most of the names are assumed to be of prehistoric origin.

The first major civilisation in Istria was the Roman Empire later on followed by other four major civilisation periods that influenced todays European and World culture.

In chronological order the major civilisation periods that followed the Roman Empire in Istria were: Byzantine Empire, Venetian Republic (Republic of Venice or the Most Serene Republic of Venice), Austro-Hungarian Empire and Non-Aligned Movement.

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