The Kvarner is divided into two regions - the mainland area (focusing on Rijeka), and the islands located within the Gulf of Kvarner.
Croatian. Italian is still spoken, to a certain extent, due to close proximity and the fact that the region was part of Italy until 1947; German can also be understood due to the high level of visitors in summer months.
All forms of transport meet in Rijeka. Trains operate from Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna, Munich and Budapest daily to Rijeka. There is a large bus terminal to domestic and international destinations such as Dubrovnik, Split, Trieste, Belgrade and Sarajevo. International ferry services operate to Bari in Italy via Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik.
Highways also connect in Rijeka heading North (towards Slovenia), west (towards Istria) and east (towards Zagreb).
There is an international airport located on the island of Krk which operates primarily in the summer months.