Tavern Nono - Umag, Petrovija


Natural beauty and diversity of blue and green Istria, a wealth of historical and cultural heritage, friendly people and the fertility of Istrian soil wish you welcome in Istria, in this heart-shaped miniature world and the largest peninsula on the Adriatic sea! Everything is close and friendly here: nature, village and people.

Bujština - Region of Savudrija, Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla and Buje

Savudrija, Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla and Buje are the doors of Istria, a mirror that introduces you to a magical land, in Istria. Here you have fifty kilometers of beautiful beaches, and in the hinterland of the rocky terrace you will see and smell the sea.

District of Bujština is today most famous winegrowing part of Istria with numerous wine cellars and agrotourism households.

It stretches from river to river Mirna Dragonja, which also marks the border with Slovenia. It is wavy and mountainous region covered with vineyards, olive groves and fields..

Savudrija with its lighthouse, known as the westernmost point of Croatian is the first in line tourist destination in the Croatian part of Istria.

Tourist activity of Bujština has roots in this area. Savudrija was choosen by Austro-Hungarians as their destination for rest and treatment. This is evidenced by numerous villas by the sea where they were then and today many tourists hearts merry.

Bicycle trails passing by the numerous historical remnants of Roman buildings and a rich cuisine are just some of the attractions for summer vacations in Savudrija.


Umag, small town and port on the northwestern coast of Istria, presents' gate of Croatia in Europe. "Umag is today a city of tourism and sport. It is especially known as a sports center in Istria because it for years host the ATP tournament and it attracts numerous top world tennis players.

Since ancient times, it was discovered by the Roman nobles and they decided to appropriate it as their summer residence. The magnificence and splendor of those times is reflected today in the Venetian houses in the old part of Umag.

Only 40 kilometers from Trieste, 150 from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana and 50 nautical miles from Venice - a favorite vacation spot, with excellent opportunities for excursion.

The Boskarin

Istrian ox, now known under the name Boškarin, with its strength throughout history was faithful servant to his master. They farmed together. In this way the master's family could survive, and he had the security of accommodation and meals.

By his tameness, patience and meekness, he is like a silent member of the family. The loss of the ox for family could be even greater tragedy of losing their members because the family is starving without his help. He was decorated with the beautiful names such as Boškarin, Gajardo, Istro, Bakin, Srnela, Sivo...

Istria was rife with oxen and cows. Thousands of them were. Before the 40-odd years of the arrival of tractors, they unexpectedly quickly vanished from the scene of Istria. The faithful helper of man almost went into oblivion. Today his image is used for making occasional souvenirs, but his more and more respected meat saves him from an inevitable extinction and present indispensable delicacy of Istrian taverns.

In cooperation with the Agency for Rural Development of Istria our tavern has undergone training for preparing dishes based on Istrian ox, so try a variety of dishes based on Istrian ox to experience the full rich of the Istrian tradition.

Meat of Istrian ox - the original Istrian product

Bon appetit!