The Islet of Cissa


Cissa is a small island located off the west coast of Istria, not far from Rovinj. The island of Cissa is first mentioned by Pliny the Elder and allegedly sank during major earthquakes in the second half of the VIII century.Rovinj's local historiography advocates the thesis that ant. Cissa was on an islet south of the city, which sank in an earthquake in late antiquity, and is the forerunner of later (and today's) Rovinj. A marble inscription found near Cape Barbariga in 1778 reveals that there was a plant on Cissa for the production of a very luxurious purple cloth, as well as a procurator and council of Cisan purple.

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The The Islet of Cissa Maps


(4 reviews)
I loved this Islet. Its weather and climate was so good and relaxing. I enjoyed spending time on its beaches and sunbathing. Its waters were clean and wonderful for a swim.
very good!!!
Interesting history of the place that precedes it. We had the chance to tour around the place and loved the landscape and some of the inscriptions were amazing. Wonderful place to visit and great experience that we encountered.
Rich nature with unique flora that is lovely. Picturesque place as we toured the place and enjoyed the lovely landscape that we enjoyed through it all. Remarkable time we had on our trip and great memories.