The River Mirna

The River Mirna is situated at the bottom of Motovun hill. It is 53 km long which makes it the longest river on the Istrian peninsula. Its spring is near the town Hum, known as the smallest town in the world, and its estauray is near the City of Novigrad. Before Roman times, ships sailed on the River Mirna from Antenal on the sea all the way up to Funtana at the bottom of the City of Buzet. Its lower part could take ships as long as 100 meteres. However, the river has changed its size and water level during history. Even though it is no longer used for transport on water, it still plays a significant role to the vegetation of the whole region.

Photo: Martin Močibob