Creative energies are coming to the fore, looking for a breath of spring freshness With setting the clocks forward, the days have become considerably longer, and the sunshine invites us for a walk in the fresh air to breathe in the new energy brought by spring. Your first thought at the mention of spring might be the spring lethargy that many are so eager to point out. However, we believe that this is just an excuse, and that’s why we would like to encourage you to exercise and spend your free time outdoors. There are many options, but we will focus on the coastal road, which was finally closed for traffic in the spring of 2017. That's how the » Riva Lunga «, first constructed in 1837, became a connection between Izola and Koper for all those who desire physical activity. Since its construction, the road has been subject to many transformations. The most welcome is the last one, making the area a sort of a green oasis between the two coastal towns. In addition to recreation with an open view of the sea, the fact that you can experience a glimpse of history here is also worth mentioning. Rex, the largest and fastest Italian ocean liner of its time, sank in the vicinity of this road during World War II.
Coastal road – recreation with a view of the infinite blue
Spring wild plants can also be a delicious dish
Good morning, spring! The first rays of the spring sun warm up the sleepy winter earth, and the harbingers of spring start to awaken. The meadows are turning greener, hellebores and snowdrops eagerly invite us in the forest while violets and primroses soften the greyness of the past months. Did you know that many spring plants can decorate our plates and that we can “pick” our lunch while walking in meadows? And so, the spring indicates the start of the season of picking edible wild plants or rather wild food. Wild food – a step towards nature Dario Cortese, an expert in the field, defines wild food as all edible food growing in nature; in forests, meadows and also in our gardens between cultivated vegetables, that is among weeds. Yes, that’s right, even some types of weeds are edible. It is precisely the field of edible plants that is one of those areas that break down many stereotypes about food and brings us back to nature, or rather towards it.
Along the green paths
In addition to the Istrian hills and romantic villages, the hinterland of Izola offers the opportunity for an active free time. Cyclists, hikers or horse-back riders can embark on the path of discovering natural heritage, water sources, or history of the former Parenzana railway and enjoy the autumn colours of the woods surrounding the old Istrian villages.
Your postcards of Izola
Izola views are viewpoints that will take your breath away, allow you to create unforgettable photographs (with your loved ones or by yourself), and leave a magical lasting impression of Izola. In good weather, most of these spots offer a view of Izola in the embrace of beautiful alpine mountains, with our highest peak of Mount Triglav among them. Not to mention the magical sunsets …
Visiting viewpoints on an e-scooter
Since September, you have the possibility to rent an e-scooter, which will make discovering Izola even more interesting and comfortable. This easy and extremely pleasant ride can take you to all of Izola's viewpoints, from which Izola glows in all its beauty. The electric scooter offers the perfect opportunity for a relaxing panoramic experience. Take a ride along the sunny promenade all the way to the harbour of Izola - “mandracchio” following the path to the viewpoint #VištaSvetilnik which promises an admirable view on the Alps and the Gulf of Trieste.
Winter vacation in Izola
In the evening, you can choose to swim in the indoor swimming pools or relax in one of the wellness & spa centers. We also recommend watching one of the films at Art Cinema Odeon. There are quite a few other events happening during the holidays in Izola.