Featuring authentic village stone houses, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, and fertile fields, rural Istria is one of the most desirable destinations for a peaceful and enchanting vacation. One of those must-visit places is Livade, a beautiful tiny village located just north of Motovun. No matter what time of the year you decide to travel to Livade, you will always be amazed with its luscious countryside, vast gourmet offer, and friendly locals. Livade, often called the world’s truffle center, is especially attractive during the spring, when the nature is in full bloom, and spring truffle season begins. This picturesque village became famous in 1999, after Mr. Giancarlo Zigante, the owner of Zigante restaurant and hotel, found the world’s largest white truffle in the nearby Motovun forest. That finding made history, as it entered the Guinness Book of Records and put Livade in the spotlight for all truffle fans. Nowadays, Zigante restaurant and hotel is frequently visited by tourists from all over the globe, the reasons for which are numerous. Apart from tasting delicious truffle specialties and enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding nature, here you’ll also find a comfortable accommodation in one of the 4* rooms within a renovated Istrian stone house. Decorated with style, fully furnished, and featuring all the necessities, Zigante hotel rooms will be a perfect starting and resting point for all your spring activities in Livade. If you long for a vacation filled with passion and excitement, but still enough peace, quiet, and spring magic to relax and revitalize your body and mind, then Zigante should definitely be on the very top of your choice list.