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A peninsula of northwest Croatia, southwest Slovenia, and northeast Italy projecting into the northeast Adriatic Sea. The original Istrian inhabitants were conquered by the Romans in the second century bc. Istria was subsequently occupied by Venice, Austria, and Italy. All but the area surrounding Trieste was awarded to Yugoslavia in 1947 and in 1991 was split between Croatia and Slovenia.

Is′tri·an adj. & n.


(Placename) of or relating to Istria, a peninsula in the N Adriatic Sea, or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Istria
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The project comprises the expansion of the existing Bina Istra road concession (the Project or Phase 2B1 of the existing road network) located on the Istrian peninsula in Croatia with a total project cost of EUR 238 million, out of which IFC proposed investment is EUR 100 million A-loan and a standby facility.
Authorities have banned the circulation of lorries with trailers and semi-trailers on the roads from the northwestern Istrian peninsula and the Adriatic port of Rijeka to the interior of the country.
TRY IT: Take a nine-day trip all the way down to Croatia's Istrian coast for autumnal sunshine.
WTA BUCHAREST OPEN BT Sport 2, midday VAN DODIG has already justified his wild-card entry into his homeland tournament in Umag, but the seasoned Croat may not yet be done with in the Istrian peninsula coastal town, writes Adrian Humphries.
It's a week-long tour for two on the lovely Istrian Riviera and includes excursions to picture-perfect Lake Bled in neighbouring Slovenia, and the waterfalls and spectacular scenery in the Plitvice National Park.
Several studies have been conducted to identify and quantify the volatile compounds in various kinds of dry-cured loins and hams, including Iberian [11,12], Parma [13], Bayonne [14], Istrian [4], and American [8].
Croatia has its first Michelin star - Monte Restaurant in the old town of Rovinj on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula has won the coveted award.
A good-quality extra virgin Istrian olive oil has a piquant, peppery taste and a scent evocative of freshly cut grass.
ISTRIAN PENINSULA LIGHTHOUSE: ISTRIA, CROATIA Thanks to Instagram Stories, it's now possible to capture all your travel adventures in real time without oversharing.
Single supplements apply Standard phone charges FLYING FROM AN AIRPORT NEAR YOU Croatia's Istrian Riviera & Lake Bled 8 days from PS699 Flying direct from an airport near you, Apr to Jul, Sept & Oct 2017 Elegance and grandeur on the blue Adriatic.
uk; 0800 988 5873) offers an 11-day itinerary including three nights in Umag and a seven-night cruise around the Istrian peninsula from PS1,449pp (two sharing).
uk; 0800 988 5873) offers an 11-day tinerary including three nights n Umag and a seven-night ruise around the Istrian eninsula from PS1,449pp (two haring).