landscape wrinkled with gentle hills, at very centre of Istrian peninsula, there unfolds
itself the territory of the Municipality of
Cerovlje. Many ancient settlements, old towns and once solid castles can be found on that
territory. Almost every town or castle of Cerovlje is situated on top of a hill from where
your view extends into a unique panorama over the past unsettled centuries such position
of the town and castles provided security to their inhabitants to a certain degree. From
the peaceful heights of Belaj, Draguc, Gradinje, Grimalda or Paz, which haven't been
besieged for a long time now, you can enjoy marvelous views offered to you by the always
fascinating landscape of central Istria. Every admirer of intact nature will find pleasure
in the green scenery of the territory of Cerovlje and in the virgin beauties of the
landscape which has been ennobled by the hand of the pious people. An extraordinary work
of nature and human hand can rarely be enjoyed as here, on the territory of Cerovlje.
During the Middle Ages the industrious and pious people living in these parts built many
beatiful churches where for centuries they have been praising the Creator who had rewarded
them with uniqe beauty and fertility of their homeland. The hospitable population of this
territory will be glad to share their joy with an always welcome guest, that joy which
seems to be originating from the beauty of the landscape as an inexhaustible spring. Every
guest will always be offered a "bukaleta" (a jug) of exquisite homemade wine.
The churches of this territory, which some are considered as very important works of art
of the Croatian cultural heritage, raise themselves over this hilly landscape as a
lighthouse - a landmark guiding a chance traveller across this fascinating scenery. Follow
them, feel the peace of the churches of cerovlje and the beauty of their surroundings.