When you have enjoyed enough all attractions of the fashionable seaside resort Rabac, the pearl of the Kvarner bay, magnificent beaches, luxurious restaurants, the air full of fragrances of various Mediterranean vegetation you can take Teran trail from the waterfront of Rabac and continue along the main road to Labin. Situated on a 320 m high hill the old city of Labin awaits for you.
In the old city centre on the top of the hill you can visit and admire palaces dating from the period of Venetian dominion, like e.g. the monumental Town gates of St Flora, the town loggia, the palaces Franković, Manzini, Scampicchio, Negri and Battiala-Lazzarini (National museum) and the architecture of the late 19th century. However, Labin is more ancient then it looks like. Built on the site of an Illyrian hill-fort it originally dates from 2000 B.C.. Labin, the Illyrian Alvona, once known as the bastion of the Istrian mineral industry, today is a city of galleries and art studios. In summer it is transformed into an artistic city where the most important events of the contemporary artistic scene (Labin Art Republic) take place.
Therefore, do not hesitate to ride through the old city centre and visit the galleries, art studios and the churches of Labin, i.e. those of St Stephen and of St Just and the Parish church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in the 14th century. You can also visit Matthias Flacius Illyricus memorial collection. Matthias Flacius Illyricus (1520-1575) was born in this place, collaborated actively with the famous Martin Luther and was one of the most eminent supporters of the Protestant reform. Continuing along G. Martinuzzi street you will reach Fortica (belvedere) with a magnificent view of the sea, Rabac, the island of Cres, and the Istria’s highest mountain – Učka.
If you descend from the old city centre and take the pedestrian - bike trail to Dubrova, you will reach a unique park of sculptures where for more than thirty years now the Mediterranean Sculptors’ Symposium has been taking place every summer. There are over 75 sculptures by the most famous Croatian and international artists exhibited in the park and among them the so-called “White road” certainly stands out. It is a piece of art par excellence, every year its sections are conceived and constructed by a different artist. Do not worry if at this point you might have enough of cultural and historical monuments, the trail from Nedešćina continues along the wine road where you can stop and refresh yourself in one of the wine cellars. The trail will bring you to St Martin. Continuing through Snašići, Becići and Vinež to Labin passing via Ripenda you will reach the upper part of Rabac and, therefore, come again to your starting point, to the lively waterfront of the pearl of the Kvarner bay!