Veliki Brijun is an uninhabited island located off the west coast of Istria
in northern Adriatic and is the largest island in the Brijuni Islands
(also known as the Brioni or the Brionian Islands) archipelago. Like most of the archipelago, Veliki Brijun is part of the Brijuni National Park, established in 1983. The island was summer residence of formal Yugoslavian president Tito and was a vacation place where many of former movie starts and political leaders have spend their summee vacation notables such are Elizabeth Taylor
, Richard Burton
, Sophia Loren
, Carlo Ponti
, Gina Lollobrigida Indira Gandh
i etc.The island have interesting Safari park with deer
and mouflons running the fields . The Italian clothing company Brioni
is named after the historical name for the islands. When on the Istrian island of Brijuni all the yet unexplored and mostly inaccessible monuments from all ages, from the early periods of the pre-Roman Istria until the 16th century, will be discovered and made accessible to research then this beautiful island will be a unique museum rich in architectonic inventory of high artistic and historic importance. To all the cultures, which settled through history on the northern Adriatic coast, will be possible to ascribe at least one monument of architectonic heritage or some other artifact witnessing its presence.
A. Gnirs, 1911.