Novigrad is set on a small peninsula on the western coast of Istria, 25 km south of the border with Slovenia. There was an ancient city in the broad area of what is now the city, which was called Aemona. There are numerous monuments and archaeological sites. City was on the crossroad of turbulent historical events.
Old city was placed on a small island which is in 18th century connected with land, and its medieval city walls are one of the most interesting symbols of this city.
Once a peaceful fishing town, over the years has become a compelling touristic destination with the great Sea cleanliness.