TRUFFLES: Istrian treasure buried underground

Rare, fragrant (or malodorous), hard to find, expensive, unappealing (yet so delicious) – all those attributes refer to the truffle.

The land of truffles

Truffles are fungi that grow underground, in few selected places on Earth. And one of those places is our beloved Istrian peninsula. To be more specific, in the forest between Motovun and Buzet, alongside river Mirna.


There are black and white truffles. Different varieties of black truffles, such as Tuber melanosporum, Tuber aestivum and Tuber brumale can be found in Istria, as well as the white Tuber magnatum. The latter can usually be found during autumn and winter months, and can reach the size of a big apple. In fact, Istrian truffle hunters set the world record, with an impressive white truffle that weighed over 1300 grams!

Buried treasure

Since they grow completely underground, it is impossible for humans to find them. But specially trained dogs with an exquisite sense of smell are indispensable to licensed local truffle-hunters who search for these delicious treasures.

truffle hunting in istria

How to enjoy them

For all truffle fans, there are countless ways to consume them. Preferably, with simple dishes where their flavour can really stand out, like pasta, steak, omelette, but also desserts!

To really appreciate this unique experience and taste authentic local recipes, join us on our truffle hunting tour to learn all about truffles


Taste of Culture: Private tour of Zagreb with wine tasting

Taste of CulturePrivate tour of Zagreb

This private walking tour gives you more than just a history lesson of Zagreb… it gives you a taste of everyday life, culture, food and wine.

We start with a walk around the oldest parts of Zagreb – Kaptol, pass through the Dolac farmer’s market, where you can buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, traditional toys and clothes and continue towards the medieval Upper Town, also known as Gradec. Walking our way up the Radićeva street, an old street full of lovely bars and little designer shops, we arrive at one of the most remarkable points in Zagreb: St. Mark’s Square where you will learn the most important things about the Croatian history and political system. At noon, you can hear the loud cannon of Grič, take a ride with Europe’s shortest funicular and arrive at our final destination where you can enjoy Croatia with all your senses! You will try Croatia’s finest cheeses, olive oil, and typical wines such as Malvazija or Plavac mali and much more…



*The price includes wine and food tasting


Vegetarian and Vegan options available


Zagreb tour + Wine tasting


Upon request

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