Žminj (Italian: Gimino) is a town in Istria. Even in prehistoric times, the town has been and is still considered the crossroads of Istria due to the establishment of roads between the years 1000 - 2000 years b.c. Largely due to this trademark, the city benefited due to its central position between Pula, Rovinj, Poreć, Motovun, and Pazin and is still benefiting today with many main roads and highways leading through the region.This, along with its agricultural background, stunning natural beauty, and its very archaic essence, has made it into a very convenient vacation spot for those looking for a less tourist driven, very authentic Istrian experience.
One of the more convenient ways to reach Zminj is by bus either locally from one of the many surrounding Istrian Coastal Cities including, Pula, Rovinj, Poreć, Rijeka, the inland Capital city Zagreb, or internationally, from Venice or Trieste using the FILS bus line.
Easiest access by plane is to Pula which offers Ryan Air options from a large selection of European Hubs. Another option is to fly to either Zagreb, Venice, or Trieste and then take the bus. All three cities have bus options direct to Zminj.
Although there is a train stop in Zminj, connecting Rijeka and Pula together, it is about a two mile walk outside of the city center which makes it fairly inconvenient for travelers reliant on public transportation. There are trains from Ljubljana to Rijeka and Buses from Rijeka to Zminj.
The most convenient way to get around Zminj and the surrounding landscape is by car. The roadsystem is well established and passes by many beautiful landscapes. The city is fairly small and it is possible to walk from one side to the other or to take a bike.
On the second wednesday of every month there is an agriculture fair in Zminj.
In the last several years, due to Zmings agricultural background, there have been several agritouristic Bed and Breakfasts where guests can sleep, have breakfast, and if interested, visit animals or learn about daily activities at the farm, which have grown to become very unique and culturally authentic options. Interesting for children!