Gentle hills in the interior are under orchards, vineyards and olive-groves; the landscape is dominated by pine forests. Chief occupations include tourism, fishing, fish-processing and building of smaller fishing boats.
In 1379, the fleets of Venice (under the command of Vettor Pisani) and Genoa (under the command of Luciano Doria) fought a battle in the Fažana Strait.
Yugoslavia's Cold War President, Marshal Josip Broz Tito, is reputed to have loved Fažana and the Brioni Islands, spending up to six months of his year there. Yugoslav President was reported to have joined local fisherman in their work during his stays in Fazana
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