Vrsar, Istria, official web site for tourist informations

Vrsar, Istria, official web site
for tourist information

Diving – The Mysterious Adriatic Depths

Istra is not only beautiful in its green, hilly interior and along its ever unfolding coast where the evergreen touches the Adriatic but in the sea world that surrounds it as well.


Historical heritage in Vrsar

The name Vrsar (Italian: Orsera) is very old. In Medieval Latin documents the name appeard in different variants: Ursaria, Ursarium, Vrsarium, Orsaria…


A Rich Culinary Tradition

All fragrances and aromas blend in Vrsar to give a harmonious overture into the characteristic gastronomy of Istria. Sea food, grilled fish and meat delicacies that can be tasted in charming restaurants and authentic konobas (taverns) are just a small part of the rich gourmet experience offered by Vrsar.



There are many sports and activities for you to choose – tennis, football, volleyball, basketball, even bowling and mini golf.


Natural Wonders

From the shores of the Adriatic to the lowlands and undulating hills in the hinterland, the natural wonders of Vrsar and its surroundings are the source of inspiration for every traveller desiring rest and relaxation.


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Istrian Specialties

Istria, the biggest East Adriatic peninsula and the treasury of many centuries, displays a specific culture of preparing food, recognized by numerous guests as the special quality of this climate.

The rich Istrian cuisine offers variety of meals. Every village has its own typical seasoning and aroma. Still, Istrian cooking stays faithful to its tradition, offering its typical traditional meals, such as “maneštra”(thick soup containing noodles, rice, vegetables, etc, and Parmesan) with fennel, macaroni, polenta cooked in Istrian way, cabbage with lamb prepared under a baking lid.

The Istrian prosciuttois pork ham, dried in a special way and is a recognized local specialty. Usually it is served with cheese and olives or it is used preparation of cooked dishes. Ombolois pure pork chop meat marinaded in wine, garlic and laurel, and is grilled together with Istrian sausages. It is served with cooked sour craut.
The Istrian truffleis unique and worldwide recognized for its quality. It is prepared with pasta, in an omelet, grated on steak or with venison. Codfish on whiteis prepared from dried codfish, which is cooked and then mixed with olive oil and garlic.
Asparagusis an Istrian specialty. It grows wild and the picking season is spring. It is prepared with eggs, olive oil and is used as a supplement to other dishes. Istrian supaIs an authentic Istrian specialty prepared in earthen jug of red wine and over fried bread, zested with olive oil, sugar and pepper.
Ravioli, posutice, fuzi or macaronidifferent types of pasta with sauce are the most characteristic dishes of the country households. Homemade pasta is usually served with hen, mushroom, pršut or vineyard snail sauce. Grilled gold fish, sea-bass or sole fish-the story goes that white fish from the Adriatic Sea is one of the finest in the world. Poreč caterers will offer you only the best: gold fish, sea-bass or soles grilled and zested with olive oil, garlic and parsley.
Scallops, mussels or oysters-the Porec’s undersea world is rich with sea shells but there are few famous sea shell farms where they are cultured as well. Oysters are eaten raw right from the sea with a few drops of lemon juice, scallops are baked with spices an cheese and mussels are prepared in sauce. However allow your host to recommend the best preperation method. Crabs-scampi along with lobsters and sea spiders are the most famous crabs of the Adriatic. They can be prepared in a sauce buzzara or grilled or in some other way. It is up to you to choose…
Seafood-fish, squids, seashells and crabs in a sauce with pasta, as a risotto or as fish soup are delicacies in Porec’s resturants.