A family history: returning to Croatia’s hinterland

In this extract from her book, My Family and Other Enemies, Mary Novakovich recalls meeting family in Croatia for the first and only time.

Beyond the empire: the best Roman sites outside of Rome

Rome may have been the epicentre of the Roman Empire, but the reach of this vast civilisation was far greater than just the Italian capital.

48 hours in Rijeka: Istria’s cultural capital

Home to grand Secessionist architecture, broad pedestrian streets and excellent restaurants, Rijeka is well-deserving of its reputation as Croatia’s cultural capital.

Explore Croatia’s ‘intangible heritage’ with Google

More than 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries are participating in the Google Arts and Culture project.

Croatia away from the crowds: exploring Istria’s hilltop towns

Inland Istria steps down a gear or two – enter a world of perfectly preserved medieval hill towns, hidden frescoes and heavenly food.

A Land of Ice and Fire

Celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones hitting our screens by taking a look at some of the locations that have starred in the show.

An Englishman’s home: Europe’s most impressive castles

From complex histories to spectacular architecture, castles have so much to offer.

Five reasons to visit Croatia

Croatia is one of our Exceptional Places for 2018! Here are five reasons to visit. 

14 European national parks that you’ve probably never heard of

There are many national parks in Europe that remain fairly unknown. Here you can discover 14 of the best. Why miss out on visiting somewhere spectacular?

Five reasons to visit Istria

Istria’s small size belies its many exceptional attractions and activities. Here are five of our favourites.

Tasty Istria

One of the best reasons to visit Istria is the region’s outstanding cuisine.