Hum is the smallest town in the world, and is located in the center of Istria with barely 20 inhabitants. According to legend, Hum was built of stones left behind when giants built towns in the valley of the river Mirna, an area in central Istria that includes beautiful mountain places such as Motovun, Roč and Bale. Despite the small number of inhabitants, Hum has preserved the old ritual "Election of the prefect for a year" when all the men from the parish gather in the municipal loggia (town hall) to carve their votes into a wooden stick..In Hum you can also see the preserved city walls and its two small streets with only three rows of houses. Today, Hum is a city-monument, one of the few examples of urban development within the city walls themselves.In addition to being known as the smallest city in the world, Hum has recently become popular for biska, a traditional brandy spiced with mistletoe and made according to an old recipe originating from Hum. Every year at the end of October, the Grappa Festival is held here, which represents brandy producers from all over Istria.Just an hour's pleasant drive from Umag, you can turn your trip to Hum into a beautiful story about surrounding Istrian towns.
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