In the city where the only Roman emperors were born in the area of ​​today’s Croatia, VI. Roman days

first_imgThe city of Colonia Aurelia Cibalae, as Vinkovci were called during Rome, through its rich history of 8.300 years, played a significant role during Rome, and it is an incredible fact that the only Roman emperors in today’s Croatia were born in Vinkovci.In 364, the Roman Empire was ruled by Emperor Valentinian I (364-375), who is called the last great Western emperor, and besides him, his younger brother Valens (364-378) was born in Vinkovci, who also became Roman. car. Valens, the first craft beer in Vinkovci, was named after Emperor Valens, who was proven to be a beer drinker, which was not the custom during Rome, because only wine was drunk. Precisely because of drinking beer, Emperor Valens was derisively called sabaiarius, which in Latin means beer belly.So, two Roman emperors were born in Vinkovci, we have the Roman emperor Valens who was a beer drinker, and in the Vinkovci museum they also have a recipe for food and cakes, which can be tasted on Roman days. Phenomenal tourist story and huge tourist potential.”Precisely for the above reasons and rich history, the XNUMXth Roman Days are held in Vinkovci, and this year in its fifth edition, the first Vinkovci craft festival “Beeram domaće” is held. “Visitors will be able to discover and experience the secrets of ancient Rome through depictions of the struggles of Barbarians and Romans, workshops for children, Roman games, plays in Latin, gladiator fights, graffiti exhibitions, a Roman fair, smithies and much more from the rich festival content.”, points out Martina Matković, director of the Vinkovci Tourist Board.Photo: TZ VinkovciDuring the Roman Days, for the first time, 1. Craft festival “Beeram homemade“, A festival that brings together 12 breweries from all over Croatia and over 30 different types of beer. The festival was initiated by Ivan Vorgić, who started the production of Valens, already a well-known craft beer in Vinkovci. Craft breweries from Požega, Županja, Vinkovci, Osijek, Đakovo, Našice, Nova Gradiška, Daruvar, Zagreb and all the way to Dubrovnik announced their arrival. Quality is guaranteed by Valens, Hepburn, Beckers, Black Hat, Stric, Slawoner, Bošnjak, Nova runda, Zmajska pivovara, Primarius, DBC and 5th Element“I expect a good response from visitors and I think it is very important that people support us. In this way, we also promote the festival glass, which is a very important item of every festival, and the emphasis is on the quality of consumption of what is sold and promoted. “, notes Ivan Vorgić. The festival will be held on June 1 and 2 in Ban Josip Jelačić Street (across from the city park), and as part of the festival, Cold Beer and Belfast food will perform.”We have before us the weekend of one of the richest programs in the city, and this Festival is also a very important thing. There is certainly a connection with the Roman days because we have two Roman emperors who drank beer in Vinkovci, and we expect that this initiative will continue to grow. “, said Mirjam Jukić, director of Novosti, who are also co-organizers of this first Craft Beer Festival.  On Friday, Krešo Marić from 5th Element and archaeologist Hrvoje Vulić will start a story about the history of brewing in this area and what it looks like today, and on Saturday the craft scene, ie producers, distributors and owners of tasting rooms will be open to all questions – related to beer.”Roman Days and the Craft Festival are something we want to develop, and through good organization I believe it can contribute to our economy in the number of guest arrivals that already recognize a lot in the city. The city will also help promote the Festival and we will give them the opportunity to develop in the best possible way. “, concluded the mayor of Vinkovci Ivan Bosančić.Take a look at the program of the V. Vinkovci Days here, and the first Vinkovci craft festival on the official FB pageTravel agencies, wake up!Travel agencies, you have something to emphasize, a great weekend in Vinkovci filled with quality and diverse content, get started.Those travel agencies that are proactive are growing and developing, and today it is not enough to wait for tourists to come to your branch and offer them a plastic and classic offer. Tourists want a unique and authentic experience. We have everything, we just have to pack it nicely and tell it. Those travel agencies that will continue to sell accommodation will soon close their doors, and opportunities are all around us. We have something to offer, in fact, we have quality, unique and authentic tourist content, but we need synergy and proactivity and to start respecting ourselves because we have something to be proud of – our culture, nature, tradition.In Vinkovci, they did their part, now it is up to others to get involved and tell stories, ie bring guests. Just one great and rounded tourist story / offer and quality authentic content is right in front of your nose, just 2 hours from Zagreb. Wake up, we have no more excuses. A complete tourist story with accommodation facilities and great motives for coming is right there, as well as on the whole continent.It’s easy to sell sun and sea, but that’s changing, too. The competition is getting louder and louder, as is the noise in communication. Those agencies that are the first to jump on the train to promote and sell continental tourism will benefit in the long run. The race has already started, you still have time to join.Related news:HOTEL SLAVONIJA IN VINKOVCI AFTER RENOVATION CATEGORIZED WITH THREE STARS, ANNOUNCED AND NEW MILLION INVESTMENTSVINKOVCI AS THE OLDEST CITY IN EUROPE MUST BE THE MAIN STAR OF EUROPEAN TOURISMSTUDY “BRANDING OF VINKOVAC AS A TOURIST DESIRABLE DESTINATION”last_img

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