I toured the Istrian Peninsula with some friends last week. We went city hopping down the coast from Umag to Novigrad to Porec to Rovinj to Pula. I loved the coastal cities with their stone walls, buildings, and streets. The people were friendly and the seafood was tasty. The best place for souvenir shopping that I found was the city market in Pula. Touristy stuff like olive oil and honey were much cheaper there than in tourist shops or the Rovinj market. The Pula market also had fruits and goat cheese for good prices.