LABIN: THE MINING CITY

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LABIN: THE MINING CITY

Full day tour by minivan with maximum 8 seats and driver.

Meeting point: Trieste. During this tour, a journalist who loves these areas will escort you. She was born in Rovinj while she now lives and works in Trieste as a correspondent of the newspaper “La Voce del Popolo” (Fiume). She’s curated Itinerari TV shows for TV Koper and published many books about Istria and its development through the restoration of traditions, local products and a new reality. Way to LABIN and guided tour of this town located on a panoramic hill on the Eastern Istrian coast which gave birth to some illustrious men of Protestantism: the Franciscan Baldo Lupetina and his nephew Mattia Falcio (Vlacich). The first provincial minister of the Franciscans passed to Lutheranism. Condemned several times by Venice, he had been saved from the stake and from beheading yet ended up drowning in the lagoon. Falcio, a close friend of Luther, was an angry and argumentative preacher. His house in Labin is now a Museum commemorating the path. In the cellars of the Museum have been “reconstructed” the galleries dedicated to the mining activities of this area with a beautiful exhibition of machinery and tools. The Saint Barbara Church (the patron saint of miners and blasters) in Raša is becoming a tourist curiosity due to its form of an overturned railcar by the architect Gustavo Pulitzer Finali, as well as its the bell tower with the characteristic shape that is reminiscent of miners’ lamp, and the miner statue realized by Mascherini. Lunch in agritourismo, home of the Counts Lazzarini. Dinner and return to Trieste.

Price per person from € 230 with 7 participants. Possibility to organize with fewer participants on request.

The price includes: transportation, guided tour, lunch, dinner and insurance.