Brtonigla (olaszul Verteneglio) egy falu Buie közelében és egyben a község központja. Dombos tájon terül el egy 141 méter magas dombtetőn, a Buje – Novigrad közötti úton. Az isztriai belföld legjavát nyújtja nemzeti parkjaival, barlangjaival, festői dombjaival, gazdag flórájával és faunájával, valamint tökéletes állapotban megőrzött kis templomaival és kápolnáival, melyek gazdag történelméről árulkodnak. Lakói a terület termékeny talaján mezőgazdasággal foglalkoznak, elsősorban kertészkedéssel, borászattal és az utóbbi időben a falusi turizmus fellendítésével.
Brtonigla (Novigrad, Isztria)
Brtonigla, Travel Guide for holidays in Brtonigla, Istria
Brtonigla – Points of interests
The area was inhabited in prehistoric times (fortified villages) and even Brtonigla had hillfort feature. There are many remains from the Roman period as graves, remains of buildings. In the Middle Ages it was founded the Monastery of S. Martin, around which the settlement was built.
In the 1234 the settlement was called Ortoneglo, and had already residents who were immigrants from the County of Pazin. In XIII century Brtonigla belonged to Moscato feudal lords, and in the XIV century came under Venetian rule. As a part of the political plan for the revitalization of unpopulated land in the XV-XVI century a new wave of Dalmatian emigrants settled in Brtonigla. The plague in the XVII century reduced again the number of the population , after which there was a third wave of immigration. The parish church of St. Zeno was built in the Neo-baroque style in 1862 in the place where was an older church from 1480. Other churches are St. Rocco (XIVcentury), the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery (XVI century) and All Saints (XIX century).
The vast acres of vineyards and olive groves are surrounded by pathways that lead towards meadows and woods, deep into the centre of nature that lives intact, far away from the modern civilisation. It is also a place where you can find excellent wines and olive oils – many family cellars invite the travellers to discover the authentic power of the local lifestyle.
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