SummerIsHere Representative offices United States & Canada Press Newsletter 2011 Hum – The reconstruction of the smallest town in the world  

Hum – The reconstruction of the smallest town in the world

Hum – The reconstruction of the smallest town in the world
A favourite tourist destination of Istria`s inland, the smallest town in the world, Hum, is being reconstucted. The constuction of the southern walls of Hum was recently resumed. Hum belongs to a group of medieval towns of Istria that had developend as small centres alongside of castles which were built at defense positions. The walls of the inner side were mostly used as house walls. The houses, once in bad condition, because their roofs and ceilings were highly or completely damaged, have today been mostly reconstructed. The reconstruction of the walls is still left to be done. The sanation of the town walls began about ten years ago on the west side. Subsequently, works were carried out on the north defence wall whilst the bell tower and the east wall were also renewed. Works began on the south walls recently.

Works are expected to be finalized next year. The next stage of the plan envisages the reconstruction of the town streets.

Today, Hum is a monument town, one of the rare preserved examples of urban development located exclusively within the early medieval walls. During almost a thousand years, since the 11th century up until today, nothing has been built outside the walls of Hum; the settlement remained inside the borders set in the early middle ages.

The Tourist Board of Istria County


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