Walking from the sun-dial in the Antun Korlević Park towards the old part of Višnjan you can experience the spirit of the rich historical heritage of this town. Every stone, every town corner will speak about its history and every family can tell you a legend or a true story about this small town.
Passing along the cobblestone street at the foot of the hill, you will see the Gothic chapel of St. Anthony the Abbot (Sv. Anton) from the 15th century. This street leads you to the town gate decorated with a relief of the Venetian lion from 1517 with the town’s pride hiding behind it – the old town square. Partly surrounded by town walls built in the 13th and 14th century the square is adorned by a 27 meter high bell-tower, 18th century Municipal loggia, water-well and the Parish church of SS. Quiricus and Julita (Sv. Kvirik i Julita) dating from the 19th century.
From the water-well, as if on the palm of your hand, there is an all-embracing view of the landscape reaching the sea – over the fields, vineyards and scattered small houses of the nearby villages.
Inhabitants of Višnjan are known as very diligent people. They esteemed their fields, vineyards and cattle as their biggest treasure and they got the best of their red soil. They have succeeded in preserving their autochthonism and therefore they can offer a rich variety of traditional Istrian dishes, quality wines from renowned wine-makers, olive oil and many other traditional and ecological products, which you can savour in a pleasant ambience of a wine cellar, traditional inn, restaurant or agritourism.
When leaving, don’t forget to take an original souvenir made by local craftsmen to recall all the beautiful moments you treasured in Višnjan.
Istria Tourist Board