Gradine Vrčin (Monte Orsino) near Butkovići.

Based on ceramics found, it has been established that people lived here from the Neolithic period and this location later developed into a walled gradine. The walls have largely collapsed and are covered with soil. Earlier research in the beginning of the last century found many jewelry in stone coffins next to bones.

Name: Vrčin (Monte Orsino).

Place: Near Butkovići – (Svetvinčenat).

Coordinates: 45.00351  N – 13.90000 E.

Necropolis Vrh Maskarade.

This special cemetery on the Maskarade hill from the Bronze Age has a diameter of approximately 100 meters and is surrounded by two circular terraces surrounded by large stones. This cemetery was probably of great religious significance.

Name: Necropolis Vrh Maskarade.

Place:  Svetvinčenat.

Coordinaten: 45.02300 N – 13.82018 E.


Castle Sv. Juraj near Srbani.

This prehistoric settlement was located near the Mirna on a steep cliff with a height of 36 meters. From here they had a good overview of movements in the valley and the mouth of the Mirna and the Adria. After the Roman period, a castle and a church were built within the fortress in the Middle Ages.

Name: Castle Sv. Juraj.

Place: Near Srbani – (Brtonigla).

Coordinates: 45.33709 N – 13.63343 E.

Hiking trail from Antenal to the kastelliere Sv. Duh.

The trail starts on the former quarry and the lime-kiln  and goes along the lake “Vrh Mirne” to Sv. Duh (S. Spirito).

This prehistoric settlement was already established in the Bronze Age at a strategic point of the Mirna valley. The boundaries of the Kastelliere can still be clearly recognized by a broad, demolished, sturdy wall on the north side that runs west to the south side.

Name: Hiking trail from Antenal to the kastelliere Sv. Duh.

Place: Antenal – (Novigrad).


Startingpoint: 45.31631 N – 13.59154 E, viewpoint 45.31982 N – 13.59038 E, stream: 45.32193 N – 13.59041 E and top Sv. Duh 45.32332 N – 13.59761 E (32m.)

Castelliere Gromača.

Located on the Gromača hill, with in the immediate vicinity,
the gradines Sv. Duh, Sv. Juraj, Sv Dionij. This castelliere was protected on the north side by a wall over a length of 90 meters and a width of approximately 4 meters.

Name: Castelliere Gromača.

Place: Near Cendaki – Srbani – (Brtonigla).

Coordinates: 45.34846 N – 13. 13.63172 E

Gradine Sv. Pelagij (Draće).

This prehistoric settlement was located on the Draće hill on the north side of the Mirna with a height of 117 meters and is now named after the disappeared church Sv Pelagij. The north side was protected by defensive walls and on the south side by a steep slope.

Name: Gradine Sv. Pelagij (Draće).

Place: NearLozari – Buje.

Coordinates: 45.35369 N – 13.13.68182 E.

Prehistoric settlement Sv. Dionizij near D. Srbani.

This well-defended settlement from the Bronze and Iron Ages was located on a rock with a height of approximately 120 meters above the Mirna River. At the place where now is a cemetery and the church Sv. Mihovil.

Name: Prehistoric settlement Sv. Dionizij near D. Srbani.

Place: Near D. Srbani – (Brtonigla).

Coordinates: 45.33858 N – 13.64705 E.

Prehistoric settlement Kaštelir.

This large settlement with a length of 500 m and a width of 250 meters was located to the West of Nova Vas at an altitude of approximately 95 m. Surrounded by a steep slope on three sides, with on the West side a high wall and the access. Occupation took place from the Bronze Age up to and including Roman rule of Istria.


Name: Prehistoric settlement Kaštelir.

Place: Near Nova Vas – (Brtonigla).

Coordinates: Starting point Nova Vas 45.36014 N – 13.64114 E, Entrance Kaštelir 45.36485 N – 13.65468 E.

Hiking trail Fineda – Canyon Cingarela waterfall.

The settlement Fineda was located at an altitude of 205 meters above sea level and surrounded on 3 sides by the stream Argilla. From the top, the residents of the Eneolithic and early Bronze Age had a good view of the trade routes. On the west side is located in the canyon of the Argilla the Cingarela waterfall with a height of approximately 15 meters.

Name: Hiking trail Fineda – Canyon Cingarela waterfall.

Place: Momjan – (Buje).

Coordinates: Startingpoint 45.43714 N – 13.69046 E. Top: 45.43523 N – 13.68652 E.