Vistor Information -- Vodnjan tourist office (; tel. 052/511-700) is on the main square, at Narodni Trg 3.

Getting Around --  Tiny Vodnjan is best explored on foot.

Folk Architecture

The fields of southwest Istria are dotted with small dry-stone huts that look like giant gray beehives. Travelers often wonder what they are. Usually, the huts were built in the corners of fields to serve as shelters for shepherds and storage units for tools. Inside, small stone blocks often provided seating around an open hearth. The door and windows (if any) tend to face away from the prevailing winds and are the only openings in the structure. About 3,000 of these mostly intact folk buildings are in the vicinity of Vodnjan, and many still are in use. Many kažuni have been restored and some are even used as summer cottages.


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