The village of Marušii originates probably from the 16th century when this area was settled by Slavs. The area was settled even earlier according to fragments of prehistoric pottery found in a nearby cave. The village consists of some thirty houses. Adjacent to the Culture House there is a sculpture park Forma viva, which arose in 1980 thanks to the International Summer Sculpture School called 'Kornarija', which was organized in an abandoned mine. The initiative came from the Coastal Gallery of Piran and was realized through the arrival of students of 'St. Martin's School of Art' from London. During seven years of intensive activity Kornarija was visited by more than hundred students and famous sculptors from all over the world. Some forty sculptures found their place in the surrounding area amidst the karst landscape.
Source: Ista - Official Website of Istria
Marušii – Marussici