With its surrounding area known as Buzestina, Buzet covers 165 square kilometres and has about 5000 inhabitants. When one says Buzestina, one means the area of the town of Buzet and all the villages around it as well as around Roc, Hum, Vrh, Racice and Sovinjak. It is situated in the northern part of the continental Istria, among three major cities: Rijeka, Trieste and Pula.
The area is quite versatile – ranging from 10 to over 1000 metres above the sea level – thus containing various climates; in the valley of river Mirna, the climate is mild, Mediterranean while in the mountain range of Cicarija it is continental.
With its forests, plains and beautiful pastures the area of Cicarija, known as the Roof of Istria, offers many opportunities for a great summer as well as winter break. In the valley of the river Mirna, along the brink of the forrest of Motovun, spa tourism has developed in Istarske toplice. Bearing in mind the saying that health is the vastest of the treasures, Istarske toplice offer bathing in sulphur water and thermal and mud baths, used in treating rheumatic pains and endocrine system conditions.