Tractor story & Konobon Gallery
Exhibition of antique Tractors | Display of items about bread, olive oil and wine.
In an area that served as an intersection for communication and roads ever since, besides the Baredine cave as a natural monument, you can also visit an exhibition devoted to agriculture. It shows various items and machines closely linked to the history of this area and its people.
The first part of the exhibition is a permanent exhibition of about fifty historic tractors and agricultural machines called "Tractor story". An old Fordson tractor from 1923, the first tractor in our village, might evoke feelings of nostalgia as well as a Diesel-engine with a heated head, which was used to run a mill in Poreč up until recently. It also includes numerous documents and photos of this time.
In the exclusive area of the Konobon-Gallery the story you can learn more about the story of the Mediterranean trilogy- bread, wine and olive oil, all present in this are from the period of Antiquity, the medieval period until the present moment.
Speleolit – Speleo adventure
Training ground for speleo climbing where you can try out rope climbing and rope descending techniques (speleo climbing), or you can simply discover the unspoilt underworld by visiting a nearby cave (speleo adventure).
The Geological Column
The collected samples of limestone deposits show us interesting features of the geological material making up the surface of the rocky subsoil of Istria.
The range from the oldest to the youngest deposits is 165 million years.
Close to Rovinj, coral was found, as well as foraminiferous limestones from the Jurassic Period with dolomite interbedding.
The limestones of the Cretaceous Period that cover the greatest expanses of Istria are highly varied and interesting, and along with micro-fossils of algae, tiny foraminifers, and dinosaur footprints, they are also characterized by the readily recognizable fossils of rudist bivalves. The caverns of the Baredine Cave were formed from these deposits in the period of the Quaternary. The Cretaceous period strata were deposited throughout a period of 79 million years.
In the youngest era, the Cenozoic, or the Paleogene and Quaternary periods, deposits of coal and bauxite are characteristic, with layers of nummulite, alveoline, and miliolide limestones, recognizable from their visible fossils, and also grey colored flysch-like deposits composed of sandstone and marl. During the course of the folding of these and the other limestones, the karst features of this limestone landscape developed and caves and cavern hollows were formed in the frangible and water-permeable carbonate layers.
The latest deposits were of red soil (terra rossa), quartz sand, sand of Aeolian origin, and alluvial deposits of gravel in river beds.
Dr. Srecko Bozicevic, geologist
In the natural environment of the Baredine cave, sorrounded by olive trees and vineyards while enjoying a beatiful sight of the sea you can enjoy the gastronomic offer: home-made Istrian ham and cheese, barbecue, traditional Istrian specialties (with (one day) prior announcement we offer: maneštra, fuži, njoki, pljukanci and various pasta)