MAY IN LABIN AND RABAC
This spring Maslinica Hotels & Resorts proudly present their newly renovated Mimosa hotel located in the most beautiful Rabac bay Maslinca. The favourite family hotel shines with its new, white façade, awarded with four stars starting from June. Surrounded with the green olive trees right at the sea, enjoy the lavishly decorated environment, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with sea water, thirty new rooms (out of 231) and the legendary restaurant Conca d’oro offering local specialities. Along with fun animation for children and adults and sport courts, don’t miss a walk down Sentona’s trail- named after Sentona, the local saint patroness of travellers. Fresh water waterfalls and rich Mediteranean flora are just a few steps away from the sea.
Hotel Mimosa**** Rabac, Maslinica Hotels & Resorts, Booking info: +385 (0)52 884 172, fax: +385 (0)52 872 088, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
White sails will be causing sighs at the ninth Labin Republic traditional sailing cruiser regatta. Enjoy the wind and adrenaline at one of the most popular regattas for sailing cruisers in this area. The race is named after a famous strike organized by Labin mine workers. The program, organized by the local sailing club Kvarner, starts with opening welcome party on Friday, May 16th, at the waterfront in Rabac upon arrival of the first crews, with live performance by Night Express starting at 9PM and a photo presentation of the previous races. On Saturday, between 10.30-12AM, kids’ sailing art workshop is open in a tent at the waterfront. The first race starts at 11AM. The entertaining program starts at 9PM with culinary specialities and live music. The third race, introduced by Labin Town Orchestra concert, starts at 10AM on Sunday. The closing ceremony is scheduled after the final, fourth race.
Join the real cycling enthusiasts at a cycling weekend and 2014 Istria Valamar Terra Magica race. The race starts on May 30th and finishes on June 1st. In three days’ time Valamar Hotels & Resorts offer numerous and interesting activities on the attractive locations in Rabac, Labin and the fascinating Istrian peninsula. On Friday, May 30th, the Uphill XC race is held in Rabac. Saturday is reserved for the various lengths XC Marathon races, offering something for everyone, while the XC Eliminator race, kids’ race and recreation cycling will take place on Sunday. Special accommodation packages at attractive prices for all race participants are available from Valamar objects in Rabac. All registered riders with confirmation for race registration receive ONE PROMO CODE for a 10% discount for booking made through Valamar web site.
Find more info on Valamar offers for cyclists from www.valamar.com/en/biking-croatia
For accommodation booking enter promo code 176 at: www.valamar.com/en/promo-code
Discount is valid on race days only.
On the occasion of International Museum Day, celebrated on May 18th, visit one of the most interesting and unusual Croatian museums - the National Museum in Labin. The museum is situated in the baroque palace Battiala-Lazzarini, with a mine corridor replica on the ground floor, a reminiscent of the rich mining history in this area. Thanks to this unique setup Lonely Planet ranked Labin Museum among the ten most attractive museums in Croatia. Labin National Museum celebrates the International Museum Day with two exhibitions- the first, a photo exhibition by Zagreb Photo Club opens on May 16th at 8PM, while the Town Gallery (opposite the museum) presents Ana Elizabet’s solo exhibition (sculptures) on May 17th at 8PM.
Treat yourself with a memorable spring trekking on Sage trail around the slopes of the southernmost top of Labin peninsula. The trail on Skitača leads from the viewpoint to Skitaci mountain lodge towards Orlić hilltop (470 m) surrounded with slopes covered with ‘the goddess of Labin slopes’. The healing herb of sage blooms in May, colouring the area in blue and purple. Over the centuries, it was used to treat cough, throat and gum infections, for home-made medicinal brandy production and in meat dishes preparation, for better digestion. Sage essential oil is recommended for painful and tired muscles' massage. The scent of sage clears your mind and is recommended to use against fatigue and depression, and combined with sea and mountain air rich in aerosol on the top of Skitača, it will completely refresh your body.
Trail length: 2 km
Labin-Skitača: 20 km
After a walk on St. Florentius’ trail in Kranjci village delight your palate with one of two original Sentona’s menus offered at Rogočana tavern in Rogočana village near the trail. To clean the body and invigorate the first spring walks we recommend maneštra (homemade minestrone soup) with beans and barley, fuži (homemade pasta) with pork ribs and asparagus sauce, dandelion and egg salad and sweet fried krafi (homemade ravioli with sweet filling) with sage honey topping. The second menu includes rock samphire and shrimp risotto, sea bream fillet on a bed of polenta and savoy cabbage with asparagus and sage, beans and arugula salad and zavajon (egg cream) with sweet Muscat.
Rogočana Tavern, 1 Rogočana, phone: + 385 (0) 52 852-576, www.konobarogocana.com, e-mail: email@example.com