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Umag – Antique Festival
Located on the northwestern coast of Istria, Umag is known as a city of tourism and sport, and its charm was discovered long ago by Roman nobles who had decided to turn into a summer residence. Splendor, pageantry and glamour of those times is still reflected today in the Venetian houses in the old part of Umag. Part of its history, can be experienced by visitors at the nearby archaeological site of ancient Sepomaia, with the remains of villa rusticas from the 1st and 4th century AD. To mark this antique value, from 2002. a festival of antiquity has been held each year in August called Sepomaia viva, during which all visitors have the opportunity to directly experience the spirit of ancient times. During the three-day event they can, dressed in antique clothing, taste antique dishes, see the gladiators, legionaries, dance classical dances, try out the ancient arts and crafts and visit the exhibition in the museum exhibition space.

Sepomaia viva is an event that sensitizes the general public for the preservation of heritage and popularizes cultural heritage. This project combines history, education, museum, gallery and performing arts and enriches the tourist offer of Umag, and this year it will be held from 2nd to 4th August.


The Tourist Board of Istria
www.istra.hr

The Tourist Board of Umag
www.istria-umag.com
 
 

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