One of the many benefits of travel is being exposed to new ideas and learning new concepts, some of which are so simple, you wonder why you didn’t think of them yourself…
As part of a very productive first trip to Novigrad in Istria last week, I came across a rather interesting event which starts tomorrow, and is organised – at least in part – by Colours of Istria, a collection of four tourist boards working together (yes, it does happen in other parts of the world, but not on Hvar, where the five island tourist boards have not met in at least four years).
Istria Wine and Walk, a full day combining beautiful nature with excellent wines.
Tickets are sold out.
As those of us who obviously don’t #feeljelsa enough to receive tourism information by telepathy and we continue to look at the blank page of events on the Jelsa tourist board website – available in a helpful seven languages – one does look with envy elsewhere. There are strong rumours that our Telepathy Director is finally about to announce some events for the season (hey it is only mid-May and most people have booked their holiday), but this wine and walk idea looks ideal for the future for Central Hvar. Consider the members of the wine association, and what they have to offer.
Vrboska – Pinjata
Jelsa – Tomic, Dubokovic, Huljic
Pitve – Marjan
Svirce – PZ Svirce, Caric
It must be able to put together a great walk through those stunning locations, perhaps for 2016.
There is no shame in learning from others, and here is how they are planning to do it in Istria tomorrow. A great idea, and sold out in mid-May, just as we in Jelsa are figuring out if we will have any events this summer.