Archive | July, 2008
Did you as a child fantasize about becoming a pirate and search for hidden treasure? If you are in the town of Krk on the 8th, 9th and 10th August, you can really become a pirate!
At the ancient time of the rule of Krk princes, the Frankopans, many merchant galleys stopped at the town. The [...]
On Saturday, July 26 at the resort Dubrova near Labin jubilant 40th Labinske konti fest took place, which is a festivity of original folk music and dance of Labin region that was held in 1968 for the first time at the square in old Labin.
It must be pointed out that Labinske konti aim at promotion [...]
The inhabitants of Pazin and numerous visitors to the capital of Istria shall celebrate its holiday Rim this year. Franciscans from Pazin celebrate their most important holiday Rim in accordance with church practice of St. Francis’ order, which the Church had given a privilege that everybody who visits the St. Mary of the Angels in [...]
New Porec and Rabac photo gallery on Valamar Flickr channel . Enjoy.
The lindjo is an old traditional dance of the Dubrovnik region. It is danced to the music of the instrument known as the ljerica. The lindjo was born in the villages northwest of Dubrovnik and got its name from a resident of the Dubrovnik parish named Niko Lale.
Since there was no modern media [...]
Have you ever been to a fisherman’s festival? The smell of fish on the grill, good domestic wine (like Vrbnicka Zlahtina), the songs of klapa, a real native, Mediterranean atmosphere. If you have not been to such a festival, I recommend that you visit the Fisherman’s Festival on 2 August on the [...]
As part of the Labin Art Republic, which you may have had read about on the blog, the world renowned musical virtuoso Maksim Mrvica will appear in concert on 24 July. The concert will be held at the Parish Church in the old town section of Labin beginning at 9:00 p.m. You probably [...]
Film buffs from around the world will be heading to Motovun, a small town in the Istrian interior, from 28 July to 1 August to celebrate the 10th Motovun Film Festival. This year the festival is devoted entirely to films originating in smaller studios and to independent productions — to films that are marked [...]
Since 1953 till today, the amphitheatre in Pula turns each summer into and attractive film stage under the open sky. 55th Pula Film Festival opened this year on 19 July under the motto “Film under my skin”, and will last till 26 July. There used to be the times when cinema in the former state [...]
The unofficial league, popular water polo championship of the Dubrovnik bathing areas, is entering its 25 edition. This biggest sports-amateur competition in the world gathers together hundreds of players who began meeting together back in long ago 1922. The competition was occasionally stopped and then restarted, but in 1983 it gained it continuity and since [...]
This year too in Krk we have prepared unforgettable entertainment events for all guests and visitors at Valamar’s festivities. We have prepared all day sports and entertainment activities for children and adults.
First in line, on the 26 July, is the Day of the Camp Politin. Of the sports activities which begin at nine o’clock in [...]
Every place has its festival and so does Camp Marina, which on 08.08. celebrates its day for the second time. I have to admit that I have been camping several times and it thrilled me. Joining with nature, simplicity, no time burdens, a completely other world than our everyday one.
And that day will [...]
Cuba’s most popular female singer, Omara Portuondo, brought the hot rhythms of Cuba and the unforgettable atmosphere of the Buena Vista Social Club to the Pula Arena on 13 July. The combination of the best Cuban and Latin American music with Omara’s unique voice and stage presence sounded truly magnificent. Even after a [...]
Light, simple, fresh, not too spicy, boiled, grilled, cooked under the embers – these are just a few of the first associations that go through a person’s mind when Dalmatian cooking is mentioned. Fresh fish, sea food, Swiss chard and cooked vegetables, tomatoes, prosciutto, olives – the series of associations goes on. It is very [...]
The Dubrovnik summer cultural fever continues. After the fourth consecutive Libertas Film Festival comes the 59th Dubrovnik Summer Festival. It all starts with a formal opening, a spectacle in which artists take over the keys of the city and proclaim their “reign” over the city for the duration of the festival.
For everyone who loves Latino rhythms a music festival, Krk Music Live, will be held in the city of Krk on 18 and 19 July. Appearing at the festival will be musicians for whom Latino music is not a constant presence, but who see themselves in other musical environments like rock and jazz, and [...]
Have fun this summer too on the Porec waterfront with Valamar festivities! This year we have prepared a rich festivities programme for our dear guests and fellow-townspeople. The fun starts on Wednesday the 9 July in the Camp Lanterna.
Join the all day sports and entertainment programme in the Camp Lanterna which will begin at nine [...]
After last year’s successful Klapa Festival in Labin, all lovers of klapa songs, and those who will perhaps become so, will this year again be able to enjoy and to feel the enchantment of this music. The Klapa Festival will be held on 12 July at 21:00, and the beautiful sounds of the songs [...]
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely not someone who enjoys watching pompous announcements about Hollywood hits, or listening to concerts by notorious stars in huge stadiums. They come, they do their hour like someone has forced them to, then they gather up their things and disappear using a form of transportation like a [...]
In recent years Dubrovnik has become a popular host of major cultural events. After last year’s exhibit of Faberge eggs in the Rector’s Palace, this summer there will be an exhibit of graphics in the Gallery of Art by Pablo Picasso, the greatest artist of the 20th - painter, ceramicist, innovator and sculptor. [...]