World Tourism Day 2023: Tourism and Green Investments
As every year, on September 27th, World Tourism Day is celebrated worldwide, and this year's theme is "TOURISM & GREEN INVESTMENTS."
Arena Hospitality Group supports this initiative and continues to develop its Responsible Business Programme to ensure engagement at all levels of its operations. This program is fully aligned with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Arena Hospitality Group strives to minimize its environmental impact and maximize the efficient use of resources and its influence on the communities in which it operates. We aim to achieve this by increasing education, communication, and awareness aspects of our activities and promoting responsible behavior among employees, guests, suppliers, and stakeholders at all levels.
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1. Walk and Talk Mali Brijun
Discover the captivating diversity of Mali Brijun with our new educational program! Explore the iconic Fort Minor, a standout among Austro-Hungarian military structures, and delve into the enlightening "Brioni Stone Stories" trail from the STONE-BRIDGE project.
Schedule: Fažana-Mali Brijun at 9:30 a.m., Mali Brijun-Fazana at 2:15 p.m. This adventure is of medium difficulty and not suitable for children, those with limited mobility, or wheelchairs. Please wear suitable walking/hiking footwear and bring water.
Uncover the history and beauty of Mali Brijun on this unforgettable journey!
2. Cycling tour around lower Kamenjak
The dedicated team at the Public Institution Kamenjak is committed to safeguarding, preserving, and enhancing the natural wonders of our protected areas, allowing them to flourish undisturbed. Join us on an exciting cycling tour as we delve into the enchanting world of Lower Kamenjak—a true haven of biological diversity. Here, you'll encounter an exceptionally unique and precious landscape, where lush forests, sprawling grasslands, rugged bushlands, aromatic maquis, and imposing rocks coalesce in a breathtaking tapestry of nature's artistry.
3. Tasting of extra virgin olive oil
OPG Cossara, rooted in the olive groves of Vodnjan, Istria, excels in producing premium extra virgin olive oil. Their approach is steeped in tradition, with olives grown organically and cold-pressed for optimal quality. They focus on native Istrian varieties—buža, carbonazza, rosinjola, and moražola—yielding around 450 liters of exceptional olive oil annually. You can savor and purchase their olive oils in specialized stores or by connecting directly with OPG Cossara. Experience the taste of Istria's finest in every drop.
4. Being A-Part of Pula
"BEING A-PART" is an ongoing project dedicated to creating interdisciplinary performances in collaboration with our local community. Our approach emphasizes participation, knowledge sharing, and daily interactions in public spaces, drawing from visual and applied art, dance, parkour, and a sense of community. Participation is free, but advanced email registration is required, with limited spots for up to 16 participants. Join us to discover the charm of Pula Castle and celebrate tourism in a unique way.
5. Malin na vitar (windmill) - Malin (windmill)
Allow our gracious hostess to immerse you in the fascinating history of the raspberry, which stands as both the symbol of Medulin and the steadfast guardian of its port, a proud structure with a storied 140-year legacy.
6. Teraboto Wine & Extra virgin olive oil tour
Visit TERABOTO, a charming family farm at Istarska 99 in Vodnjan. Taste our exceptional extra virgin olive oil and a selection of natural Istrian wines, including Malvazija Istarska, Merlot, Teran, Muskat Zuti, and Vin de Rosa. During this enriching 2-hour experience, explore our cellar, where you'll sample five distinct wines and three unique extra virgin olive oils, perfectly paired with local cheeses and cured meats. As a special memento, you'll also get to bottle your own wine to take home. Don't miss the chance to wander through our scenic vineyard, adorned with traditional Kažun huts, just 2 km from our cellar. Due to limited availability, please book your tour in advance. Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey at TERABOTO in Istria.
7. Ranch Istra Star – Trail Rides
Ranch Istra Star in Medulin, just 10 km from Pula, offers recreational horseback riding suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced riders. Our professional guides lead small, customized groups to match your skills. To find us, use "Ranch Istra Star" on Google Maps for directions. Reservations are mandatory, and please arrive 15 minutes early. Off-road riding is open to adults and kids over 10 years old. Join us for an unforgettable equestrian adventure!
8. Medulin panoramic train
Experience a breathtaking 1-hour panoramic train ride with stunning vistas of the Medulin archipelago. Our train glides along Medulin's coastal gems, providing scenic views for all ages, including those with disabilities in wheelchairs.
Join us for an unforgettable journey through Medulin's coastal beauty!
9. Aquarium Pula
Discover Aquarium Pula within the historic fortresses of Verudeli and San Giovanni, standing proud for 130 years. These fortresses blend Pula's ancient history with the wonders of the sea. With over 3,500 m2 of exhibit space, we showcase the diverse life of the Adriatic and exotic regions, along with the rich history of Pula and Istria in our "Gallerion" exhibition. All our visitors can enjoy a complimentary audio guide in four languages by scanning a QR code with their mobile devices. Tickets are available online or at the aquarium entrance. Dive into this unique aquatic experience today!