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  • Zigante Truffle Days

    16.09.2017 - 19.11.2017

    Livade

    Truffle Days 2017


    Truffle Days 2017

    In the heart of the Motovun forest, one of the most important areas for harvesting the white truffle in Istria, Zigante Tartufi Days are being held each year. This long manifestation is being held over ten weeks during autumn.

    That is expensive tuber that is literally measured in grams of gold like a magnet for visitors, according to local and foreign guests from Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Austria and even distant Japan, who are constant visitors to this unique project.

    It was this event celebrated the Livade as a world center of the Istrian white truffles, and turned this place into a single marketplace, only one of its kind in the country.  Truffle Fair and Exhibition is an ideal opportunity for exploring and tasting truffles and its presentation.

    In addition to the absolute king of Istrian cuisine, here you can find other indigenous products, which in its tradition and quality attract interested tasters and consumers from around the world: wine, olive oil, cheeses, honey, brandy-herb and other traditional Istrian products.

    The gastronomic offer is the result of collaboration with the best wineries and olive oil. For all visitors entering the fair is free of charge.

    Opening hours:
    16.IX - 29.X: 10:00 - 19:00 every weekend
    04.XI - 19.XI: 10:00 - 18:00 every weekend

    Info:

    Livade Tartufi
    + 385 52 664 302, +385 91 477 7410
    info@livadetartufi.com

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  • Chestnut Festivity

    15.10.2017

    Oprtalj-Portole

    9th festival of chestnuts and chestnut dishes and products


    9th festival of chestnuts and chestnut dishes and products

    Event dedicated to chestnut, products from chestnuts such as various cakes and honey... program for children and entertaining music

    The warm summer sun will also be felt in the incoming months, so you may use your autumn afternoons for taking a stroll down the woods full of chestnut trees. With its tree tops and the valuable chestnuts, they are also presents in the parks, gardens and promenades.

    Castanea sativa or the chestnut fruit is moderately sweet and has a high nutritive value. In gastronomy, it is used for preparation various delicacies, purees, cakes, bread or chestnut soups, and you simply have to try them baked. There is a folk tale that it is a lucky charm to pick three chestnuts and carry them with you all the time.

    Info:

    TZ Oprtalj, Općina Oprtalj
    Matka Laginje 21, T:+385 (0)52 644 077, +385 (0)52 644 150
    info@istria-oprtalj.com

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  • XXIVTuberfest

    21.10.2017 - 22.10.2017

    Livade (Oprtalj-Portole)

    Truffle Days 2017


    Truffle Days 2017

    Known as a supreme delicacy the truffle has always been and remains a prestigious gastronomic ingredient worldwide. The high season for the most valuable white truffle is October, when Tuberfest, a several day long festival celebrating this undisputed king of flavour is held in Livade, a renowned truffle centre in the vicinity of Motovun.

    Since good food goes hand in hand with good wine, Tuberfest is an opportunity to taste the wines from renowned Istrian wine cellars, brandies made from medicinal herbs and indigenous products like cheese, honey and olive oil.

    Champion of the season - the most beautiful and largest white truffle is selected every year, and the challenge is tremendous. In fact, the largest truffle in the world was discovered in north-western Istria, in the vicinity of Buje in 1999. It weighed 1,31 kg and its size earned it a place in the Guinness Book of Records!

    Info:

    TZ Oprtalj, Općina Oprtalj
    Matka Laginje 2, T:+385 (0)52 644 077, +385 (0)52 644 150
    info@istria-oprtalj.com

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Tourist Board is not responsable for any decision of the organizers to change the terms, participants, programmes and prices or to cancel performances

Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016 and 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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