This beautiful three-nave church in the town of Labin, was built in 1336 on the foundations of a smaller church dating from the 11 century. The church has been renovated several times over the years and today a Venetian lion with a sphere in his mouth decorates the front façade, as does a 17th century baroque statue of senator Antonio Bollani, who fought against the Turks.
Istria (Croatian, Slovene: Istra; Italian: Istria; Istriot: Eîstria), formerly Histria (Latin), is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.