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Fazana, a town, small port and fishermen's centre in the south-western part of the western Istrian coast in the Fazana Strait, 8 km northwest of Pula, population 2,716. It is located on a low part of the coast, well protected from the sea by Brijuni Islands.

The town dates from the ancient Roman times when its name was Vasanium and was well-known for manufacturing amphorae, vases and tiles.
Many different flags have sailed in the Fažana canal throughout the centuries the cultures succeeding one another – the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Austro-Hungarians – met and fought in the area leaving many traces behind. The old town centre dating back from medieval times is dominated by the parish church of SS. Cosmas and Damian (XV century). Picturesque squares, old close-built houses, narrow stone paved streets as well as three churches (St. Mary of Mount Carmel – IX century, St. John's XVI cent., St. Eliseus – VI cent.) are only a part of Fažana's cultural heritage. The town port and squares are nowdays a beautiful stage hosting numerous cultural and music events that take places during the summer.Except being a fishermen village, Fažana has always been well known for its excellent wine and olive oil. Fish and meat gastronomic deliciousness, authentic dishes as well as quality wine offered by local restaurants can surely meet the requirements of any gourmand.
Beautiful beaches, clear sea, Mediterranean climate and lush vegetation have contributed to the development of tourism in Fažana, Valbandon and Šurida whose inhabitants have always been known for their hospitality. The guests who prefer camping are invited to spend their holidays in a high-quality campings, situated in the shade of pine trees.

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October 01, 2005 change by giorgio

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