The name comes from the Latin word calva, which means naked skull or Golgotha. It symbolizes the hill near Jerusalem where Christ was crucified and died, according to the New Testament. It is located at the intersection of roads, at the foot of the old town. There are six calvarias in central Istria. Older people call it also Krvarija. On the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, on the 25th of April, until the middle of the last century, there was a procession heading from the main parish church to Calvary. The parish priest would bless the fields, praying for a good harvest. After the blessing, the worshippers would then return to the main church.