Thursday, 2 September 2021

Drive In Cinema is Coming to Central Istria in September!

September 2, 2021 - While the large cinema chains are open to the public throughout the country, Drive In Cinema has become a popular option in times of social distancing, and the latest region to include them is Central Istria, whose Tourist Board has prepared an interesting program on the weekends of September.

Watching movies from the comfort of your own car is often shown in American movies, and for all of you who have dreamed of this new and different way of watching movies, there is good news. Following a successful organization by the Tourist Board of Central Istria and a warm reception from the public in the summer months, Turističke Priče announces that the Drive In Cinema will also take place on the following weekends in September.

The Tourist Board of Central Istria, as an overture to the tourist season, during two weekends in September, organizes free Drive In Cinema in Tinjan, Sveti Petar in Šuma, Pazin, and Sveti Lovreč.


Tourist Board of Central Istria

All screenings will start at 20:00 and are free for all visitors, but the number of cars is limited to 50. Therefore, arrival must be announced by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the obligatory indication of the desired location and car model, and license plate. Car entry is possible from 19:20. The films will be shown on a 12-meter screen, and visitors will be able to watch the sound of the film via their in-car radios, which will be adapted to the temporary radio frequency.

In Central Istria you can visit many cultural and natural sights and outdoor attractions that will fill the day, as well as many restaurants, taverns, agritourism, and family farms with indigenous food for all gourmets among you. At the end of the day, you have the opportunity to enjoy free movie screenings at Drive In Cinema. Is there a better opportunity to organize a weekend trip?

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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Central Istria Tourist Board COVID-19 Testing Available for Tourists from June 2!

June 1, 2021 - Central Istria Tourist Board COVID-19 testing is available for tourists starting Wednesday, June 2!

At the initiative of the Central Istria Tourist Board, the Istria County Teaching Institute for Public Health will perform COVID-19 tests for guests in the region from Wednesday, June 2, 2021, reports HRTurizam.

Testing will take place at the COVID test point in Pazin, in the parking lot at the back of the Memorial House, at Šetalište Pazinske gimnazije 1, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon, only with prior notice, no later than the day before by 3 pm to e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is necessary to submit the name and surname, date of birth, passport or identity card number, and mobile phone number, and e-mail address to the e-mail.

The price of the rapid antigen test will be HRK 100.00, and the PCR test HRK 375.00. The results of the rapid antigen will be known two hours after testing, and the PCR test within 24 hours. Testing can be paid in cash in kuna or by card, during the testing itself, and the test results will be delivered to the e-mail address. Test results will be available in Croatian and English.

“As part of the preparations for the tourist season, on Friday, May 28, 2021, the first vaccinations of renters who had previously applied for vaccinations at the TZSI office were performed. Landlords' applications are still being received," said the Central Istria Tourist Board.

The Central Istria Tourist Board area, from January 1 to May 28, achieved 3,606 arrivals, i.e., 133% more compared to the same period last year and 115,790 overnight stays or 90% more than in the same period last year. Of this, 66% of overnight stays were realized by foreign guests and 34.00% by domestic guests. The share of overnight stays by country from January to the end of May was: Germany 40%, Croatia 34%, Slovenia and Italy with 5% each, and Serbia with 3%.

An excellent indicator of how this year, as well as in the future, the interior of Istria will be well filled.

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