Sunday, 16 October 2016

Istria abecedary: U is for Učka



The Učka is Istria's highest mountain and its best-known physical landmark. It's part of the Ćićarija mountain range, which is the northeasternly geographical boundary where Istria meets continental Croatia. At a height of 1401 metres, it can be seen from most parts of Istria. Locals here say that if the Učka is wearing a 'hat' (in the form of cloud cover), then it's going to rain!



U is also for Ulika, the Istrian word for olive. Olive trees grow across the peninsula, and Istrian olive oil has a delightful fruity taste.

2 comments:

  1. Talking about Ulika, soon it'll be the harvest and olive oil production here. Olive oil and fresh bread, a feast!

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