The Istrian Peninsula gives us goosebumps. It's that giddy kind of rush you get when you find someplace so authentic that you can’t believe it’s you standing there. On this triangle of paradise that dips into the Adriatic just east of Venice, the scenery is so insanely perfect that you don’t want the walks to end. Think vineyards rolling into olive groves sweeping to the Adriatic. Can’t you see yourself, eating an apricot plucked from the orchard of a limestone farmhouse…chatting with a goat herder…sipping the Malvasia before another forkful of truffled gnocchi? Istria is everything we love: unspoiled countryside, seaside towns of near-Venetian beauty, a delightful mix of Croatian and Italian cultures. The Romans called it Terra Magica. Travel experts say it’s “like Tuscany 30 years ago.” We think Istria is just perfect…the rare kind of destination just about guaranteed to give you the unforgettable thrill of discovery.