Cingarela cave /waterfall – “Gypsy”

In 1953 remains were found from prehistoric times, and it became clear that the cave was inhabited in the Neolithic, Eneolithic  and Bronze Age (11.000 BC -600 BC).



Name: Cingarela waterfalls and caves

Place:  Momjan – (Buje)

Coordinates entrance path left side of river Ardila: 45.43585 N – 13.67597 E , Caves and Waterfall. 45.43566 N – 13.68462 E.

Prehistoric settlement Vintijan

On the hill Gradina Vintijan are the ruins of a hill-fort with a former diameter of about 100 meters. This settlement is from the Histri-period (Iron-Age). The pictures with a view on the Veruda-bay and Pula are from the top of this hill.


Name: Prehistoric settlement

Place: Gradina Vintijan – (Medulin)

Coordinates: 44.84668 N – 13.85479 E

Vizace – “Nesactium”

Nesactium was an important town in the Istrian history. It was the capital of the Histri’s tribe, before the Roman conquered the peninsula . The final battle happened in the second century B.C. in Nesactium.

A lot of research was done around 1900 and the 20th century. They found the ruins, a large Histrian necropolis, with numerous ceramic urns and rich burial offerings of imported painted vessels. Interesting is that the most of the objects belonged to the 9th – 6th century BC, and belonged to another Mediterranean cultures, like Greek.

Nesactium was conquered in 178-177 BC by the Roman Consul Claudio Pulcro. The Roman chronician Tito Livio described that the King of Histri, stabbed him selves, and that the soldiers, their wives and children were killed and threw from the walls just to avoid to become Roman slaves, and that 8000 people of the Histri and 200 Roman soldiers died.

After the Roman conquest of Nesactium the town was an important centre,  until the  times of the Emperor Augustus.

The town falls in ruins after the destructive inroads of Slavs and Avars in the 6th and 7th century.

Later on the name is probably changed in Vizace. To day there are relics, the walls of the prehistoric hillfort, buildings from the roman period and two churches from the 5th century.

Place: Vizace – Ližnjan

Picugi – Mali Sv. Andjelo

In the neighbourhood of Poreč, near Valkarin are twelve prehistoric settlements. One group of three is named Picugi. The middle is 119 meter and the other 110 and 112 meters high.  Each has a urn necropolis from the Iron Age. The hilltops were inhabited from 3000 years BC till the Roman Period. In 1883 where here found 500 tombs from the 6th and 5th century BC, and a lot of ceramic urns, vases, bronze pots, helmets and jewellery.

The other group The Mordeco exist also from three hilltops. The northern is named Mordele (91 meters high) , the southern 103 meters and named Big St. Angel and the other Mali Sv. Andjelo  and is 88 meters high. These are too prehistoric settlements. On the foot and on the topt are large stone blocksprehistoric settlements.

On the top of the Mali Sveti Andjelo are the stone blocks in half a circle so it could be a religious site and is made a comparison with “stonehenge”.


Date: 25-05-2014

Date: 06-07-2014

Date: 19-01-2015

Date: 23-08-2015

Name: Picugi – Mordele – Mali Sveti Andjelo – Big St. Angel

Place: Valkarin – (Poreč) (more…)

Tumuli – Mušego

In Mušego in the neighbourhood of the hillfort Monkadonja is a group of 13 stone tumuli. They are built in the 2nd and first millennium BC from the Middle Bronze Age by the Illyrions.

Place: Mušego – (Rovinj)