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Svetvinčenat (Savičenta or San Vincenti) is a picturesque small town and municipality in the county of Istria in Croatia. It is located in the interior of the southern part of Istria, about halfway between Pula and Rovinj. Svetvinčenat is named after the Holy Vincent and the eponymous Benedictine abbey, around which the town was gradually developed. It was first mentioned in the 10th century when it was part of the properties of the Poreč bishops. Until the late 18th century it was under the direction of Venice and Venetian noble families. The most significant was the family Crimani di San Luca, which lived here in the late 16th century. They raised a large castle in the center of the main square, popular Placa. Grimani castle is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved Venetian buildings of that time in Istria. Grimani castle consists of 3 towers and large mansions and high walls that connect them. The main square is another Renaissance gem, where is the parish church of Annunciation, also from the 16th century. In recent yea...
...rs, Svetvinčenat revives tourist offer thanks to the various events held in the attractive historical sites, rich and diverse cuisine, pleasant climate and lush greenery that surrounds it. Accommodation in Svetvinčenat is offered exclusively in apartments, rooms, and holiday homes within private family accommodation. Friendly hosts will do everything to make your vacation even more enjoyable and carefree. It is ideal for nature and active holiday lovers because the whole surrounding is intertwined with well-kept cycling paths and hiking trails. Except for visits to historical sites, we recommend visiting taverns and restaurants where you can taste traditional dishes such as the Istrian prosciutto, goat cheese, homemade pasta, and various meat, poultry and fish, together with a glass of excellent red or white Istrian wine. The Adriatic sea and beautiful beaches of the west and east coast of Istria are only twenty kilometers away, and most of them can be reached within twenty-minute drive by car. Visit this small historic town in the heart of Istria, and spend a holiday surrounded by clean air, unspoiled nature, and healthy and delicious food. Contact directly owners of apartments, rooms and holiday homes in Svetvinčenat and save up to 40% on expensive agency fees. Welcome to Svetvinčenat!