Marčana ( Italian : Marzana ) is a village and municipality in the southern part of Istria , Croatia , 15 km northeast of Pula ; elevation 170 m. Chief occupation is farming. The central part of the village is of a compact type, with a number of isolated houses (called Dvori) in the surroundings. Most of the population descends from a major immigration wave from Mt. Dinara , which was devastated by the plague in the 17th century. The village is situated on the main national highway (M2, E751) Pula - Rijeka .