Are you interested in the maritime heritage of Izola? If you are, come visit the House of the Sea – Izolana. Through documentary photographs, you will find out about the interesting history of Izola which is closely related to its coastal location.

The maritime activities of the Istrians were already mentioned in the records of the pre-Roman inhabitants of Istria, the Histrians, and the Liburnians – skilful predators of ships that wandered into the northernmost part of the Mediterranean Sea.

Stories from The Sea

Are you ready for a trip through the history of Izola? Follow the signposts all the way to the Ulica Alme Vivoda street, where you will be greeted by the blue Izolana - House of the sea. Read about Izola's colorful history and let the photos of Izola's harbour take you back to the post-war period. Discover the importance of shipbuilding and the shipyards that built wooden vessels up until the mid-20th century, and thus enabled fishing and contributed significantly to the economic development of the town.

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