Umag - Istria
The legend tells that Umag was named after the Celtic word “mag”, which stands for fertile land. This land and sea has truly always been blessed with everything that nature offers. In olden times Umag used to be the summer residence for the Roman nobles. Some of the ancient glamorous villas in the old town of Umag can still today be admired. Umag has also preserved a part of the old town´s walls and some of it´s beautiful churches, like the church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and the church of St. Pelegrin. The charm of Umag however goes far beyond its fascinating history, in the present it cherishes life full with colors and sounds of a typical Mediterranean town. Its nightlife is rich both with urban and folks entertainment. On the one hand there are many music festivals, dancing nights, exhibitions, performances and concerts and on the other hand the folk festivals are reflecting all the joy and art of “living it the local way”. Umag is famous for its Blue Flag rewarded beaches Laguna Stella Maris, Katoro, Aurora and Kanegra. Rewarded with the international prize for the absolute sea clarity, they conquer with their allure and crystal beauty. Umag is best-known as the center of the international ATP tournament since 1990, which is every July home to some of the most famous tennis players from all over the world.
Not to be overlooked: Old town, City Museum, Seget, Sepomaia, Church St. Pelegrin, Church of St. Nicholas, St. Rocco Church, Church of St. Mary, Castle Sipar
Not to be missed: Day St. Pelegrin & Day of open wine cellars in May, Umagoloud & UmaGOblues music festivals in June, Istrian Gourmet and Jazz Festival, ATP tournament – the famous international tennis tournament in July, Sepomaia viva – Antique Festival, Feast of the Assumption, Umag nights & Organum Histriae – Festival of organs