What to do in Buje?
The first thing that is an absolute must when arriving in Buje is to visit a wine cellar. There are many different types of wine producers to choose from. Apart from the wine tasting in a wine cellar, spending some time outside the city on a vineyard is definitely worth it! The locals are full of interesting stories to do with the region. For example, you can learn more about the different types of grapes and the details of why wine production has become so popular in this region.
Not a wine lover? No problem, the town of Buje offers plenty of alternatives! Thanks to Buje’s centuries-long association with Rome and Venice, there are numerous historical buildings in the town. From a cathedral and a palace to the remains of a castle and defence towers. Culture lovers will be in for a treat! A baroque-style church from the 16th century, built on the foundations of an old Roman temple, dominates the town’s central square. After the Second World War, Buje developed into the economic and cultural centre of the region. Meanwhile, it has become a modern regional centre around the old town. Despite these developments, the old characteristics have been preserved so that you will find a combination of modern and authentic in the city.
Culinary journey through Buje
Istria means hospitality, natural beauty and wine. The region around Buje is known for its amazing wines and various types of olive oil. In the vicinity of the town, there are endless vineyards and fields full of olive trees. In one of the many wine cellars and restaurants, you can combine a good glass of wine with a home-made dried ham (called Prsut), truffles and cheese. Burgundian enjoyment!
Book a wine tour or a tasting of typical local dishes at one of the local organisations.
The weather in Buje
Istria has a maritime climate with many hours of sunshine, which makes it an ideal holiday destination. In general, it is a bit cooler here than in the southern Dalmatia, due to the different winds that bring refreshment from the sea. Rainfall makes the peninsula one of the greenest places in Croatia. From April to November, the temperatures are on average between 15 and 24 °C. In these months, it is ideal to visit the town of Buje.