Vrsar, Istria, official web site for tourist informations

Vrsar, Istria, official web site
for tourist information

Important !

In order to decrease risk of spread of coronavirus, Vrsar Tourist Board office will be closed after March 16th until further notice.


CANCELED !!! Limes Bike tour , recreational cycling event on 25th April

Among the large number of amateur cycling races on the Istrian peninsula, the Limes Bike Tour organised by the Vrsar Tourist Board is getting more and more important. This event is mainly intended for families with children, but is also open for participants of all ages.


Casanova Tour

Interactive walk tour with Casanova through romantic Vrsar


Ocean Lava triathlon, oct. 23.-25.2020.

Ocean Lava Planet has extended its wings with a new event in Croatia. Taking place in Istria, the peninsula situated in the north-west of the country, Ocean Lava Triathlon Vrsar-Croatia takes place on October 23-25, 2020.


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…


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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.