Tinjan, a small town that has always been at the border, is located on a hill above the Lim Fjord, between Poreč and Pazin. The area was inhabited already in prehistoric times, and Tinjan guarded the borders of Poreč ager already during the Roman reign, only to continue guarding the border with Venice during the Middle Ages for the royal family of Habsburg. The town was fortified with walls and towers built during the Habsburg reign, and a Neo-Classical parish church was erected in the town centre. Nowadays, Tinjan is known for producing exquisite Istrian prosciutto, and it also hosts the International Prosciutto Fair. The town numbers approximately 400 residents, who are mostly engaged in agriculture, hospitality industry, entrepreneurship and rural tourism.
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