Central Istria Tourist board / Turistička zajednica
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    Beram

Beram is one of the oldest continuously populated settlements in Istria. Explorations of the prehistoric necropolis on the south slopes of Beram have shown with certainty that during the iron age a settlement already existed here. A conical hill above a fertile valley was an ideal place for a hill-fort type settlement, surrounded by a simple rough wall following the terrain configuration. Over the ruins of these walls Roman forts and medieval castles were later built. A radial street pattern founded in some ancient times has been preserved in Beram untill today. The Beram hill-fort of the first phase (untill the VIII.cent. BC) enclosed about thre same area the town includes today. Entrance is at a place that is still being used as an auxilliary entrance, and local people call it „the small gates“. Outside the hill-fort wall, at the southern hillside, was the necropolis – a place to burn and burrow the dead. As the hill-fort settlement was later spreading down the southern hillside the necropolis kept moving to be beyond the outside wall.

The prehistoric Beram

Explorations of the Beram necropolis – the first real archaeological research in Istria Explorations of the Beram necropolis were the first real archaeological research in Istria, and they provided an ample amount of material that clarified not only the prehistoric era of Beram, but of the entire Istria. The Beram necropolis was explored in 1883. by three arcaeologists, independently one of another: Carlo Marchesetti, Karl Moser, and Andrea Amoroso, who altogether explored over 170 graves, and deposited the findings in museums of Vienna and Trieste.

At the necropolis, remains were burned at a special place, and afterwards the ashes put in urnes would be placed into square niches deep up to 60cm, sometimes carved in live rock, and covered with stone plates. Different accesories would also be laid in the graves together with the remains of the deceased. It was precisely this research that gave us the most information about Beram of the past and its inhabitants. In the prehistoric age population of Beram lived in organised communities that were farming the land, gathering friuts, and breeding live stock. They bred cattle, horses, sheep, and pigs, not only as a source of milk and meat, but also for making clothes and weaving. It is interesting that sea shell valves brought form the sea coast were also found, and findings of deer and roe-buck horns show that they also practiced hunting

Beram – a medieval fort at the second line of defense of the Pazin principality

Beram was first mentioned in a written document in the year 911., in a deed of gift by king Berengar to the bishop of Trieste. In the middle ages it was fortified with defensive walls above which was rising, at the place where the parochial church stands today, a square watchtower, from which there was a secret undergroun passage leading to Jamorina cave next to the creek at the hillfoot. Although in parochial sense it belonged to Poreč diecese, Beram was part of the lands belonging to the counts of Gorizia, and later to Pazin principality, and it had a status of castle, and beginning with 1578. of a small town. During numerous armed conflicts between the Pazin principality, enclosing the central part of Istria with center in Pazin, and Venice, which reigned over neighbouring Motovun and the entire Istrian coast, the Beram castle played an important role, but due to that it also often suffered attacks and destruction.

Beram – an important Glagolitic centre

Beram was one of the most important centres of medieval Glagolitic literacy. Students („žakans“) from most parts of Istria would come to study with Beram Glagolitic priests. They left testimonies of it written in Glagolitic script on the margines of Beram liturgic books, or carved with a sharp object into fresco-painted walls of the little church of St. Mary „na Škrilijinah“ (of the Rocks). Several illuminated XIII. and XIV.cent. Glagolitic manuscriptscome from Beram, including a fragment o a homilliary (collection of sermons), and a richly painted missal and a breviary from the XIV.cent.

 

The parochial church of St. Martin

Few know that the Beram parochial church of St. Martin, rebuilt in neoromantic style in the beginning otf the XX. century, has a perfectly preserved gothic sanctuary of an older church from 1431. with frescos older than the Škriljine ones behind the present-day main altar. A baptismal font with a Glagolitic inscription is also kept in that sanctuary, while a late-gothic relief with an image of St. Martin made in a folksey manner is built into the wall. The altar canvas painting in the new part of the church was made by Celestin Medović, a Croatian painter, in the XIX.cent.

St. Mary of the Rocks

The cemetery church of St. Mary of the Rocks, situated 1km to the north-east from Beram, within itself holds one of the most valuable acomplishments of Istrian medieval painting. Well preserved late-gothic frescos almost entirely cover the inner walls of the church, and they were made by master Vincent of Kastav. The paintings were commissioned by Beram confraternitiy of St. Mary, so most of their space is dedicated to scenes from lives of Mary and Jesus.

The strongest impression leaves the fresco called „Dance of the Dead“, where in front of our eyes kings, merchants, cardinals, even the Pope himself dance hand in hand with death. In the XVIII.cent., during the baroque period, the church was expanded and renovated, which caused most of the frescos to be damaged or destroyed. All the frescos were painted over and hidden at that time, and rediscovered and renovated in the year 1913.

Plan your visit to Beram

1. The oldest part of St. Martin parochial church from 1431.
2. The St. Martin parochial church
3. Belltower
4. stone cross
5. remains of medieval walls and a tower
6. 1901. Calvary
7. small gates
8. Vladimir Gortan memorial house
9. Vincent of Kastav monument
10. St. Mary of the Rocks
11. Office premises of Beram town comittee
12. Vladimir Gortan memorial mausoleum

To visit the St. Martin parochial church and the little church of St. Mary of the Rocks you are required to adress Tinjan parochial office (phone num. 626 016) or directly „the keymasters“, Mrs. Sonja Šestan at the adress Beram 38 (phone num. (052/622 903) at least half an hour prior to your arrival to Beram.

Preposition for a sightseeing plan:
Hiking from Podberam to Beram - 15 min
Sightseeing of St. Martin parochial church 15 min Climbing the belltower – panorama 15 min
Sightseeing of Beram - 20 min
Wine tasting with the Baćac family - 15-30 min
Hiking from Beram to Škriljine - 10 min
Sightseeing of the church of St. Mary of the Rocks - 20 min

Usefule notes
For organised bus trips:

You can come all the way to church of St. Mary of the Rocks by bus, and there is an asphalt turnaround there. A winding road from Podberam to Beram could, in case of larger buses, present a problem to less experienced drivers, especially during the ride back. Consult your driver before departure. When you arrive to Beram it would best for the bus to take the first asphalt road road to the left (next to the cross) and wait there for the keymaster to join you.

For visitors using regular bus lines
All the buses that drive on Pazin-Poreč and Pazin-Motovun lines stop at Podberam. You can find the timtable here. Price of a one-direction ticket from Pazin to Beram is 9.00 kn, and 22.00 kn from Poreč to Beram.

For hiking lovers
Beram and Pazin are connected by a circular hiking trail marked with red and white mountaneer markings. In Pazin the trail starts next to the Tourist office, goes alongside Kaštel, over the Pazin grotto bridge, and and after the factory it turnes right and goes uphill along the road to Gortan hill. After the Gortan hill one branch of the trail turns left towards Beram, and the other continues the circle along the hill spine towards the Dušani village and returnes to Pazin.

If you are going from Beram to Pazin on foot you can choose between a longer and a shorter trail. The shorter one starts in the valley lying between Beram and Škriljine on the fork of the path leading to Gortan hill through the woods. The longer trail you can follow along a dirt road starting next to St. Mary of the Rocks church, then it rises mildly untill the Findrle hill, and finally it takes you to Pazin through Dušani village.

 

Find out more about Beram

kupi knjigu online
dr. Branko Fučić - VINCENT IZ KASTVA, Kršćanska sadašnjost / Istarsko književno društvo Juraj Dobrila, Zagreb / Pazin 1992.

 A monography by the best expert for Istrian fresco painting, late academician Dr. Branko Fučić, talking in his own inimitably interesting way about the frescos in the little church of St. Mary of the Rocks and about their author, master Vincent of Kastav.
167 pages,
croatian, german, italian version. 

 

 

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LADAVCI

Vlado Rosanda, Ladavci 52, Beram
Beram
8 km from Pazin direction Poreč
098 583 104
vlado.rosanda@pu.t-com.hr
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Rural house for 4+2 persons

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ADELMA

Silva Paus, Zovići 32, 52000 Pazin
Brajkovići
8 km from Pazin direction Motovun
+385 (0)99 22 11 218
silvaapart@net.hr
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Agroturizam OGRADE

Šajina Davorka i Vjeran, Lindarski Katun 60, 52000 Pazin
Lindar
10 km from Pazin direction Labin
(052) 693 035 , 098 723 442
agroturizam-ograde@pu.t-com.hr
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1 App/6 in a rustical country house and 1 App/6 situated in the loft of an family house. Possibility of horse riding.

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AMALIJA

Anton Tumpić, Zabrežani 7b, 52000 Pazin
Zabrežani
9 km from Pazin direction Pula
098 625 224
vodotherm@email.t-com.hr
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ANNA & ROBERT

Kuzma Zdenka, Lindar 148, 52000 Pazin
Lindar
3 km from Pazin direction Labin
+385 (0)52 640 050, (0)98 183 4141, (0)98 990 6364
kanna83@gmail.com
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Two appartaments; ANNA for 3+1 persons and ROBERT 2+2 persons.

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Apartman LIPA

Ida Šaina, Katun Lindarski 58c
Lindar
+385 (0)98 1747895
app.lipa.istra@gmail.com

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Apartmani ADRIA

Obitelj Kalebić, Drndići 95c
Zabrežani
+385 (0)91 581 9361
jonny.parketi@gmail.com
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in house with pool are 2 apartments, each for 4+2 persons

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Obitelj Kalebić Radetić, Drndići 95d
Zabrežani
+385 (0)91 581 9361
jonny.parketi@gmail.com
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BELAC

Milan Belac, Stjepana Konzula Istranina 7, Pazin
Pazin
+385 (0)52 622 926, (0)98 534 506
miljenka.milotic@hotmail.com

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DIANA

Danijela Matić, Zagrebačka 29, 52000 Pazin
Pazin
052 624 503, 098 1975 626
appdiana@yahoo.com
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DOROTEA

Dorotea Ladavac, Heki 2, 52000 Pazin
Heki
5 km from Pazin direction Pula
688 057, 091 1919 709
dorotea.ladavac@pu.t-com.hr
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DVORI NA BRIGU

Petar Brajković, Trviž 47f
Trviž
+385 (0)98 435 350
petbra@gmail.com

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DVORI OD ŠKRAPI

Robert Gjoni, Škrapi 65c, 52000 Pazin
Škrapi
10 km from Pazin direction Motovun
098 9722 482
info@DvoriOdSkrapi.com
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FAMILIJA DRUŽETIĆ

Marija i Darko Družetić, Lindarski križ 98a, 52000 Pazin
Lindar
3 km direction Labin
+385 (0)52 640 048, (0)98 434 576
jasmina.druzetic@pu.t-com.hr
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1/3 bedroom: one matrimonial and one single bed with separated entrance and bathroom on the groundfloor of an family house with an view on a tamely valley and garden. Parkingplace in the yard. On first floor ther`s appartment MARY for 4+2 person.

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GAIA

Petar Ukotić, Viktora Cara Emina 4
Pazin
+385 (0)95 907 4908
studioapartmentgaia@gmail.com
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GARDEN

Sonja Mijandrušić, Viktora Cara Emina 6
Pazin
+385 (0)92 178 6900
sonja.mijan@gmail.com
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Hotel LOVAC

Tiša d.o.o., Šime Kurelića 4, 52000 Pazin
Pazin
tel. (052) 624 324, fax (052) 624 384
tisadoo@inet.hr
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HRAST

Dražen Juričić, Frki bb, 52000 Pazin
Frki
8 km from Pazin
052 690 055, 091 621 9167
info@villa-frki.com
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IVELA

Marija Funčić, Pariži 109/a, 52000 Pazin
Pariži
11 km from Pazin direction Pula
098 638 813
house_ivela@yahoo.com
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This is a stone farmhouse with a difference – instead of encountering the usual dark rustic décor upon entering, the owner-artist has painted the interior in his own colourful style. Front door into a charming sitting room with corner sofa. Kitchen/diner equipped with 4 ring electric hob, oven, fridge and stone sink. Bathroom, WC etc and washing machine. Up 13 stone steps is the first floor landing off which are two double bedded rooms. The double beds are slightly narrower than normal, in common with Istrian practice. >>> more

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LASTAVICA

Đenio Ujčić, Munci 34b
Heki
6 km from Pazin direction Pula
+385 (0)91 575 8555
info@central-istria.com
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LAURA

Milotić Laura, A. Kalca 10/a, 52000 Pazin
Pazin
tel.(052) 621 312, 099 593 9908
apartmani-laura@hotmail.com
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House is in center of town with an view on Pazin´s Castle. Two double bedroom and 4 appartaments; two studio for 2 persons, one studio for 4 Persons and apartmen for 2+2 persons

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LEA & NINA

Damir Slavčić, Veli Ježenj 13b, 52000 Pazin
Veli Ježenj
8 km from Pazin direction Pula
(052) 688 162, 091 186 9635
damir.slavcic@pu.t-com.hr
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In house with pool are 4 appatments: LEA for 2+2 persons, NINA for 4+2 persons, MIRA 4+2 persons and studio apartment DADO for 2 persons

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LUX CASA HISTRIA

Dalibor Prpić, Pulići 85d, Zabrežani
Pulići
10 km from Pazin direction Pula
098 981 7882
dalibor.prpic@pu.t-com.hr
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MALA VALA

Mila Krizmanić, Veli Ježenj 28, 52000 Pazin
Veli Ježenj
7 km from Pazin direction Pula
+385 (0)91 569 3236
mila.krizmanic@gmail.com
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MALI KAŽUN

Miljenko Kotiga, Veli Jezenj 39, 52000 Pazin
Veli Ježenj
7 km from Pazin direction Pula
052 688 128, 091 762 1286
kotiga@net.hr
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MARSETTI

Erika Milevoj, Maršeti 16g
Maršeti
4 km from Pazin direction Pula
+385 (0)98 434 380
info@apartments-marsetti.com
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MATIJAŠIĆ

Milka i Darko Matijašić, Pekasi 37, Zamaski dol, 52 000 Pazin
Zamaski dol
20 km from Pazin direction Motovun
(052) 682 126, 091 897 4156
darko.matijasic@pu.t-com.hr
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POD RUZON

Đenio Ujčić, Munci 34, 52000 Pazin
Munci
6 km from Pazin direction Pula
688 087
info@central-istria.com
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SANJA

Ema Vidulin, Muntriljska 2
Pazin
+385 (0)98 967 2557
sanja.vidulin.sirol@gmail.com

Appartment for 2+2 persons in city center

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ŠARAJA

Liberat Zgrablić, Zgrablići 9c
Zgrablići
11 km from Pazin direction Pula
099 195 1023
info@central-istria.com
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SEMY

Franko Smoković, Bakši 71, 52000 Pazin
Lindar
4 km frm Pazin direction Labin
+385 (0)98 219 824
franko.smoki@gmail.com
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In a house with pool are 2 appartments: each for 4+2 persons

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STARA HIŽA Maršeti

Antonio Paškula, Maršeti 16
Bertoši
+385 (0)99 311 0906, (0)98 330 114
katija.paskula@gmail.com
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Holiday house with pool for 5+2 persons

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STARI DOR

Sandro Nefat, Heki 7b, 52000 Pazin
Heki
5 km from Pazin direction Pula
052 688 196, 091 1800 624
sandro@reginex.hr
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Rustical house with park, inside are 2 apartaments, each for 4 persons, separated entrance.

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STARI GRAD

Arijano Šepuka, Vrtlišće 12, 52000 Pazin
Pazin
(052) 622 882, 091 584 5568
stari-grad@email.t-com.hr
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Confortable apartment for 3+2 Persons is located in old-town, near by Pazin`sights

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STEFANI

Ivica Grubiša, Pilati 42a, 52000 Pazin
Pilati
+385 (0)95 806 8180
ivica.grubisa@gmail.com
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STELLA BRIGITA

Radojka Brajković, Brajkovići 1d
Brajkovići
8 km from Pazin direction Motovun
+385 (0)92 303 90 02
stella.brigita3@gmail.com
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ŠTERNA

Elvis Matić, Frankovići 60, 52000 Pazin
Brajkovići
+385 (0)99 774 9881
elvismatic@net.hr
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TEA

Silvano Labinjan, Lindar 144, 52000 Pazin
Lindar
3 km from Pazin direction Labin
098 336 217, 052 640 036
silvano.labinjan@gmail.com
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TOMAŽIN

Miljenko Brajković, Vela Traba 1a, 52000 Pazin
Vela Traba
8 km from Pazin direction Poreč
(052) 691 218, 091 535 6411
andrea.brajkovic@gmail.com
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TROŠTOVA KUĆA

Elena Jedrejčić, Lindar 43, 52000 Pazin
Lindar
3 km from Pazin direction Labin
(052) 640 003, 091 1640 003
lenajedrejcic@hotmail.com
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VELA VALA

Mila Krizmanić, Veli Ježenj 35a
Veli Ježenj
7 km from Pazin direction Pula
+385 (0)91 569 3236
info@villa-vala.com
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Patrik Milohanić, Mala Traba 39
Mala Traba
6 km from Pazin direction Poreč
098 133 8599
patrik.milohanic@gmail.com
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VILLA BACULA

Mauro Luksetic, Grdoselo 13
Grdoselo
099 730 2606
villabacula@gmail.com
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VILLA DOLORES

Dolores Paulišić, Srbljani 58, 52000 Pazin
Srbljani
5 km from Pazin direction Pula
091 522 1260
villa.dolores.pazin@gmail.com
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Holiday house with pool for 16+2 persons

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Irena Žgrablić, Gajmovići 96b
Zabrežani
091 7386 849
valter.zgrablic@gmail.com
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VILLA GIANNA

Sonja Filiplić, Rogovići 87a
Lovrin
098 420 750
soni@soni.hr
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VILLA LADONJA

Danijel Juričić, Frki bb, 52000 Pazin
Frki
9 km from Pazin (nord)
091 621 9167, 099 311 0906
info@villa-frki.com
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House with pool for 4+2 persons. Unique view towards to nature beauty of the Butoniga lake

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VILLA MARIO

Janko Šestan, Šestani 51
Šestani
5 km from Pazin direction Rijeka
+385(0)99 681 4553
lidijasestan@gmail.com
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VILLA MARUN

Cvjetko Marinčić, Šepčići 76, 52000 Pazin
Lovrin
3 km from Pazin direction Pula
099 400 9070
robimarincic@gmail.com
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VILLA MATE

Vilim Miljavac, Miljavci 19
Bertoši
+385(0)98 434 720
west5@transeast.hr
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On property with pool on disposal are: apartment for 2 persons, studio ap. for 2 persons and apartment for 4+2 persons

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VILLA PEPI

Josip Hek, Cerovci 75
Zabrežani
7 km from Pazin direction Pula
+385(0)98 702 064
dariohek@gmail.com
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VILLA RITOŠA

Gracia Ritoša, Trviž 1g
Trviž
+385 (0)91 2691 056
villaritosa@gmail.com
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VILLA SIMAC

Deana Šimac, Trošti 67d, 52000 Pazin
Trošti
+385 (0)95 525 8944
deana.simac@gmail.com
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VILLA STAVICA

Ivan Šaina, Zgrablići 12c, 52000 Pazin
Zgrablići
8 km from Pazin direction Pula
+385 (0)91 782 5185
villa.stavica@gmail.com
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VILLA VINJA

Verus d.o.o., Stancija Pataj 73a
Stancija Pataj
+385 (0)98 420 790
banko.mikela@pu.t-com.hr
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Holiday house with pool for 8 persons

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VILLA ZAMASK

Danijela Matijašić, Zamask 2, 52000 Pazin
Zamask
18 km from Pazin direction Motovun
+385 (0)91 7979 075, (0)52 432 107
villa-silvana@istra-info.com
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Rural house (traditional architecture) for 6 persons.

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ZAREČKI KROV

Danijela Blašković, Slavčići 42i, (Zarečje), 52 000 Pazin
Zarečje
3 km from Pazin direction Rijeka
052 625 003, 091 625 0033
danijela.blaskovic@zareckikrov.com
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Nearby waterfall and small lake Zarečki krov is house with 2 appartments; each for 4 Person.

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ZELENA DOLINA

Zdenko Ujčić, Grubiši 20b, Heki
Grubiši
091 731 1865
innaujcic@gmail.com
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Appartment for 2+2 persons

Destinations
Beram Info


Konoba VELA VRATA, Beram 41, phone +385(0) 52 622 801, +385(0)91 781 4995


Vinarija BAĆAC


BRAJKOVIĆ, Čipri 45, Pazin, phone +385(0)52 682 201

 


Sonja Šestan, Beram 38, phone +385(0)52 622 903 or beram@central-istria.com

ISTRIAN FOODSTUFFS & SOUVENIR SHOP "Terra Magica", Beram 17, +385 (0)99 679 2230

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