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The gothic Bettica palace
Located 10 km from Pula and 5 km from the Adriatic (Fažana, Peroj), Vodnjan is the olive oil producing capital of Istria's south. And it has been like that at least in the era of ancient Rome: Strabo thought Istrian olive oil to be the best in the Roman Empire, Pliny the Elder considered only the oil from Iberia's Baetica comparable to the produce of Istria. In our days Vodnjan oil is back in the world's league of the best oils, several of the producers are scored at the top of Flos Olei's yearly guides. Quite a few of them sell their bottles at their homes, so, Istria's fluid gold is available in Vodnjan, right from the source.
Olive oil is only one of the reasons that secures Vodnjan's position on anyone's map, who visit Istria. The small town that flourished in the medieval times, as well, succeeded in preserving several monuments of the centuries: the narrow streets of the old town are rather attracting with its gothic, renaissance or baroque elements. St. Blaise's Church, the room behind its main altar hides the most pecculiar of Vodnjan's monuments - mummified bodies of five Catholic saints, along with 370 pieces of relics of 250 more saints are parts of the unusual collection.
The view of the town from north
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