This Istrian town, which developed by a stone palace on a hill, next to a church with a bell-tower and surrounded by intertwining stone alleys, dates back to Antique times. It is famous for the numerous fresh water springs after which it was named. Hence the inscription “Funtana at the springs of friendship” which welcomes guests and symbolizes the generosity of nature and the hosts’ hospitality. During the summer months, Funtana hosts numerous shows and painting workshops as well as classical music concerts in the Church of St. Bernard.In the vicinity of the nearby Valkanela Campsite is the Park of Sculptures of the famous Croatian sculptor, Dušan Džamonja. Funtana is also the town with the largest number of catering facilities on the Istrian peninsula, so discover the charm of small restaurants and taverns, where you will be seated at a table under a rose tree, or right next to the fireplace, where you will savour homemade food and the beauty of traditional Istrian cuisine.
Funtana is a very interesting place to stay. You will experience that people are very friendly and they always try to help you out. I loved the tranquility of this small very cozy complex we stayed at. We had a great room with the sea view. Very clean, comfortable, nicely furnished. We stayed for 3 days and we had a great time. The only downside might be the beaches in Funtana which not the best because of reserved camping space.