Novigrad, nice city in Croatia. Let'stalk about it....
Here I am again with photos of the trip to Croatia. Today I'm talking about Novigrad or Cittànova. Novigrad is a very nice and welcoming port city, arrived on the spot you immediately notice the port that is the central place of the city as well as the hub of all the commercial activities in the area. Novigrad is situated on a small peninsula and as many Croatian cities still maintains its medieval form with lots of ancient walls with a magnificent promenade, close to Porec is a popular destination for tourists. The city is a mix of architecture, with medieval styles mixing Byzantine and other typically Gothic styles. The city belonged to Venice and its Venetian past is noted in its style.
Besides the medieval churches, the city offers various gastronomic attractions, as well as many fish restaurants and local cuisine. Wine and oil are other excellent products of this city that also hosts an important festival dedicated to wine. Novigrad has had a tumultuous past, not only because of the numerous conquests and invasions, but also because of the scourges as diseases and epidemics that around the sixteenth century made it almost uninhabited.
Today, however, is a city alive and full of people, in summer there are many people from all over the world and there is certainly the presence of a nightlife! It has many important monuments such as the Church of San Pelagio and Massimo with annexed crypt, the beautiful Belvedere Loggia and of course the ancient walls! Beautiful the way of umbrellas, to whom I dedicated a post all his own!
The street of umbrellas
The streets of Novigrad as you see are pretty croatian streets with colorful houses and cute corners.
Arrived in Novigrad for lunch we immediately took the opportunity to hear their infamous fish, we went to a very nice restaurant located in the historic center, called Europe and there we took the abundant portions of local sausages (the Cevapcici) with a spicy flavor , chicken skewers with pepper sauce and potatoes, anchovies and fried fishes, we were all drunk with their cheap Pivo (beer) that costs very little!
We both gorged without restraint, so much so that in the end we needed a glass of rakia (local grappa) to be able to get up from the table.
After we walked both along the winding streets of the city, and along the harbor, where I practiced badly with the Nikon.
My impressions on Novigrad were excellent, the city is really beautiful and I do not deny that the food and the fish are two things that I liked a lot!
Novigrad is one of the towns that I liked most, the medieval center is really nice to visit and even if tired from lunch and the sun (although it was late September the sun beat like in August) we gladly walked along its streets. Very colorful and with photo corners this city is a little gem to visit.