The smallest town in the world

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Joined to the town of Roc by the Glagolitic Alley, Hum prides itself on being known as the smallest town in the world. Deep in the hinterland of the Istrian peninsula, little Hum has a permanent population of six people and is a chocolate-box town of stone streets, squares and churches.

Important buildings are marked with information plaques and it will probably take you about 30 minutes to an hour to complete your sightseeing, and that probably includes a tour of the gift shops Aura and Imela.

A must-see are the 12th century frescoes depicting the life of Jesus in the Romanic Chapel of Saint Jerolim.

After the wander, a pit stop at tavern Humska Konoba where you can sit on the outdoor terrace and gaze at the panoramic views of thick forests and rolling meadows is mandatory. Here you can also try the traditional brandy, Humska Biska, made of white mistletoe.

On the last Sunday of October, you can join the thousands of visitors that descend on Hum for Dan Rakije (Day of Brandy). Here you can taste all the different herbal and fruit brandies from the region (personal favourite is Medica made of honey) and relive the old traditions and customs.

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