Istria, the heart-shaped peninsula located in the northern part of Croatia, offers unforgettable adventures throughout the whole year, and the best thing is that the nature takes part in almost every single one of those unique experiences.
When it comes to scenery and landscape, Istria has it all – the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea, beautiful forests, hilltops covered in vineyards and valleys in olive groves. On top of all that, this peninsula is the so-called region of wine and dine, with extravagant traditional cuisine and high-quality wines produced by the local winemakers. Apart from olive oil and homemade products such as prosciutto and cheese, here you’ll get the chance to try some of the finest truffles in the whole world, especially during the fall and winter when the white truffle season is at its peak.
If you happen to be in Istria during the fall, Zigante Truffle Days, the biggest regional truffle fair taking place in a small picturesque village of Livade, is definitely an event you shouldn’t miss out on. There you can taste amazing truffle delicacies and gourmet specialties made with fresh white truffles found in the Motovun forest, take part in truffle-hunting but also buy truffles, take them to your own kitchen, and surprise your family and friends.
Visit Istria during the fall and take advantage of every single benefit it has to offer. Indulge in the gourmet food and delicious wine, explore the hidden parts of nature and medieval settlements, get acquainted with the rich historical and cultural heritage of this region, and experience something totally different.