BEAUTY AT A BARGAIN

Istria: Europe's All-purpose Peninsula

By , Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Draguć, a hill town in Istria's interior.

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A yacht pulling in to the main pier in Rovinj.

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Tartini square, in Piran.

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Frescoes in the Chapel of St. Roch, in Draguć.

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The five-part Petit Delices entrée at Valsabbion hotel and restaurant, outside Pula.

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Istria's rocky coves, like this one in Rovinj, turn the coast into a summertime playground.

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Valsabbion's lobby and alfresco dining area.

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Pula's Roman amphitheater, the Arena.

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The view from Valsabbion.

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The James Joyce statue, at Caffe Uliks in Pula.

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Pazin's 10th-century castle sits on the edge of a gorge that splits the town in two.

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