Pićan

Pićan - a small medieval town some 30 km away from Rabac. The many valuable sacral objects and paintings kept in the Church and the Parish Museum bear witness to the fact that Pićan was a bishopric since the 7th century. The outstanding object on display is a bishop's mantle embroidered in gold, a present from the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa. Pićan is also well known for its high quality wines, as confirmed by Ferdinand Hapsburg himself whilst visiting at the beginning of last century. The 48 m high church tower is the third highest in Istria.