It seems that every time I drive across Italy to Istria there are thunderstorms and today was no exception. Downpours! The wonderful Danijela of Zarecki Krov in Zarecje, Pazin ushered us into our 2 bedroom apartment and promptly served us our dinner of homemade soup, Istrian macaroni and sweet critters washed down with local wine and finished off with mistletoe brandy. Nice!
I chose Pazin as our first stop because I thought a rustic setting would be relaxing after such a long drive and it was. The Istrian interior is green, rolling and entirely inviting. To the left you can see the Istrian landscape from the grounds outside the apartment.