About Zminj

Ancient fortifications, baroque church and a centre for folk festivals and agricultural produce

Frescoes, delicious cheese, history, wellbeing Zminj is a small town (700 people) and is a lovely old place in the centre of Istria, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, orchards and flower meadows. A citadel with four towers and a fountain date from 15th century. The window sills of the old stone houses are filled with red geraniums and the village squares with shady archways hide an odd wine bar and a good restaurant. The patron saint of Zminj is St. Bartholomew, in whose honour the town folk prepare a fantastic end of summer fete. You will find its tiny church immediately at the town gates. A special thing about Zminj are its further three small churches, all filled with precious frescoes from 15th century. An old Croatian dialect is spoken in Zminj and poets come to read their poetry, musicians come to play their accordions.