Hum – the smallest town in the world

Hum is located in central Istria, near Buzet, and often referred to as the smallest town in the world with its 20 inhabitants. Cosiness, joy and good humor are the main features of this place that keeps its old and interesting customs.


Two narrow streets and three rows of stone houses are what this town and the its residents can be proud of. Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (known as the Church of St. Peter and Paul) from 1802, church of St. Jerome with painted murals with many Glagolitic inscriptions and the door at the entrance to Hum are the most important monuments. In the smallest town in the world to this day there is the preserved custom of “choosing the prefect for a year” when all the men of the parish in the town loggia elected head of the city by engraving votes on the wooden stick “raboŇ°”.

In Hum Tavern / Konoba you can try out various gastronomic specialties of this region, and this is the only place where you can try “biska”, medicinal brandy from mistletoe. On that occasion, at the end of October every year in Hum held Brandy exhibition where manufacturers are competing from around the Istrian region.
Hum , only one hour of a pleasant drive away from Umag, through the central Istria which your visit can turn into an interesting trip full of historical customs and old and interesting story of the smallest town in the world.