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Twinship with Opatija


The Municipality of Castel San Pietro Terme is twinned since 1983 with the Croatian town of Opatija located on the Istrian coast a few kilometers from Rijeka.

Over the years there have been many collaborative initiatives that have been organized by two cities: the cultural traditions in the culinary trade from folk to those sports, the stays of groups of old castle on the coast of Opatija the exchange of knowledge in character administrative link between the two municipalities.

In the years in which the war has bloodied the former Yugoslavia, Opatija, while not directly involved in acts of war, has hosted up to ten thousand refugees in their hotels.
Priority need at that time was to provide these refugees' basic needs, including food and clothing.

Even at this juncture dramatic Castel San Pietro Terme was able to maintain alive his partnership with various solidarity initiatives, involving companies, associations, individuals and children in Castel San Pietro Terme in a strong burst of generosity.
After the war, the territory of Opatija was split into four different municipalities: the same Opatija, Lovran Matulji, Moscenicka Braga.

Resumed the contacts twin, both with Opatija that the other towns with which it was signed a new twinning agreement.

With regard to relations with Opatija, the Municipality of Castel San Pietro Terme has never stopped collaborative initiatives and sharing their experiences.

In recent months, meetings were held aimed at the revival of social tourism in Opatija, especially in spring, autumn and winter, with the direct involvement of the Province of Bologna and provincial associations of pensioners and senior citizens.


Type: International Twinning.
Periods of development:
All year round.
exchanges of various kinds (cultural,food and wine, traditional, solidarity).
Municipal Administration.
Often for the realization of collaborative efforts we make use of the local Pro Loco.


Tel: +39 051 6954154 (Urp Office) ; +39 051 6954137 (U.I.T.)
Fax: +39 051 6954141 (Urp Office)

Last update: 20-10-2013