Bale is a small town in the south west of Istria, 15 km from Rovinj and 20 km from Pula.
The old part of the town is under a national preservation order due to its historical and architectural values of sacred objects, such as the St.Julian`s church, which holds a sarcophagus from the 8th century, the city gate, the circular stone paved streets and the buildings with elements of Venetian gothic and the refurbished palace Bembo.
It is estimated that in and around this area, there are 400 species of butterflies, some of which are endangered and, therefore, the name “City of butterflies” is often affiliated with Bale.
Bale`s long untouched coastline is one of the most beautiful and cleanest on the western coast of Istria. Here, we find the ornithological reservation of Palud, which is home to 217 types of birds.
Directions from Villa Dunya:
From Villa Dunya to Bale in a larger map.