North Adriatic
Town Fazana

Town Fazana

Published: 03.12.2014 u 20:35

Name Fažana originates from the ancient name Phasiana, related to the pheasant and Vasianum, connected with an ancient skill of producing amphorae, which were used for transporting the famed and celebrated wine and olive oil from the Istrian coast throughout the Roman Empire. The religious life of Fažana dates back to 1150, when first mentioned as a parish. St. Cosmas and Damian are patron saints of Fažana.

During the centuries of Venetian rule, until 1797, Fazana was both a village and town, rural and urban center. Venetian architecture left traces on the site of the old town with its narrow streets, stone houses and typical squares. When the Brijuni Islands began to develop as a modern resort for the elite, Pula started to build accommodation for tourists in several hotels and many restaurants.

In Fažana is also a factory caramel and liqueurs, fish processing factory and shipyard.
Close to Fažana is located Brijuni National Park, which, with its enchanting beauty is a number one destination for many tourists.

After World War II, Brijuni became Tito's official residence and that defined the life of the surrounding area. Many representatives of the state, political leaders and artists from all continents strolled through the, on their way to Brijuni, through Fažana waterfront. Brijuni archipelago was declared a national park in 1983, which gave great importance to tourism Fazana. Figure pheasant future, viewed from the sea, is considering a fervent desire to preserve the picturesque quality of a small fishing town, liveliness cafes and restaurants on the waterfront, and their small harbor.

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