Getting there

How to get there

From Flushing the distance is 1435 kilometres, door to door. Our  route: Stuttgard-Munick-Salzborough-Villach-Karawankel tunnel-Lubliana-Kozina  via  the motorway. From there on it is another 90 kms along the provincial two-way road. Sometimes a little bendy, but, more than not often, one could 'step on it'. If all is running smoothly, it will take 1 ½ hours. Now take route 201 from the border to Buzet.

From here continue in the direction of Rijeka. Just before the Ucka tunnel take the exit to the new 2 lane road Labin / Rabac. Continue on this road in Labin to Rabac. Five hundred meters after Labin take a left at a large sign for the "Due Fratelli" restaurant. This road leads through the countryside and twists and turns. It is narrow in places, with slow going and sometimes steep little climbs. After 5 km you arrive in the neighborhood Mali Kosi. After the first three new houses you see a group of existing houses. Pass these, and immediately after you see a row of new houses on the left. Number 33 is the fourth house, which has a sign with Ventevogel doo.

Istria by air

 

It is possible to fly to Istria with Croatia Airlines, see www.croatiaairlines.com. They fly from London and Amsterdam directly to Pula, about 45 km south of Labin. You can also fly to Venice, or to Lubliana (Slovenia), which is approximately 2.5 to 3 hour drive to Labin. From Venice you can take a boat to Pula (3 hours sailing) and from there take the bus or rent a car to Labin. More info: Croatian National Tourist Office tel 0900 to 2,022,102.