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15. April, 2019

Restaurant “Sidro” invites you to taste their marinated shark

“Sidro” is a restaurant that opened its doors on Manzioli Square in 1980; in 1990, it moved to an attractive location next to the Izola promenade where you can still visit it today. A view of the sea, boats in the marina and the scent of the Mediterranean are, without a doubt, defining characteristics of the “Sidro” restaurant. Their forty-year tradition has been building slowly: nowadays, however, they are definitely one of the most recognisable seafood providers in Izola. We spoke with the owner Vladimir Godina about the beginnings and the philosophy of the restaurant, centered on the tradition of the sea.
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10. April, 2019

May Day holidays by the sea: catching the sun in Izola

Easter and May Day holidays are rapidly approaching. We invite you to spend the longer sunny days by the sea, surrounded by nature and delicious cuisine.
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29. March, 2019

Following the water sources of the Izola countryside

In addition to its excellent cuisine, cultural sites and diverse events, Izola also offers numerous possibilities for active outdoor leisure.
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19. March, 2019

Restaurant “Bujol” invites you to taste the bakala (dried and salted cod) made by our grandmothers

“Bujol”, one of the more authentic Izola restaurants located in the famous Manzioli Square, will soon be celebrating its tenth anniversary. The concept of the restaurant is based on a simple manner of preparing and presenting local food. The food from Izola which is the most traditional food in the region. They are still following the principle they started with ten years ago: no additives or preservatives are added to the food. The goal of the restaurant is namely to present authentic gastronomy and the way life in Izola used to be. We spoke to its owner Alen Pušpan.
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19. March, 2019

Asparagus Days in Izola

Asparagus is known as a harbinger of spring but is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and folic acid. Dishes from such vegetables are good for our health and contribute to the detoxification of the body. They are also known as natural aphrodisiacs.

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12. March, 2019

Take a culinary trip to Stara šola Korte

In the little village of Korte, located in the heart of Slovenian Istria, a new restaurant
Kužina Stara šola opened in the Stara šola Korte accommodation. The design of the whole
complex, which also offers cyclist-friendly accommodation among other services, was the
idea of Jasmin Kogoj, who describes himself as a child of Slovenian Istria. He is no
stranger to working with guests, and one may even say that they have been his life-long
companions, since his parents have been working in tourism all their lives. When the
idea of opening a restaurant was born, famous Slovenian chef Marko Gorela joined the
team, who also comes from a family that is closely connected with the tourism industry.
In conversation with them both, we reveal the philosophy of Izola’s new culinary
acquisition.
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5. March, 2019

Travel to Izola for a coffee with a view

Due to the influence of neighbouring Italy, coffee culture is extremely developed in the region of Slovenian Istria. If you love good coffee or even tea, you are sure to enjoy it even more in Izola, drinking coffee or tea while overlooking the vast blue sea, the town’s piazzas or the picturesque buildings in the streets of the town centre.

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11. February, 2019

Looking to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day in Izola?

In certain cultures, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that lovebirds use to show their love – usually by writing letters to one another, sending each other cards, and exchanging gifts.
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5. February, 2019

Spend your winter holiday at the seaside in Izola

Most families with children spend their winter holiday in the snow skiing, snowboarding and sledding. But if you are not a fan of crowded ski slopes and wish to spend your holiday in the sun while gazing across the sea, why not choose spending your holiday in Izola?

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22. January, 2019

Four colours of wine: Refosco – the most widespread variety in Slovenian Istria

Wine is an excellent companion to various dishes, it lifts up our spirits and, in moderate quantities, contributes to the health of our cardiovascular system. It has been prized since the prehistoric times, and we often hear the saying that the histories of man and vine are intertwined and inseparable.  Read more