DAYS OF TRUFFLES
6.9. – 3.11. 2014
No gourmand shouldn’t call himself by this name if they haven’t try truffles, Istria’s gourmet gem. Truffles, mushrooms which grow below the surface are trademark of Istria and recipes for their preparation are kept a secret. Days of truffles are your opportunity to get to know this delicacy in all its glory and all the different combinations. On the day of this manifestation throughout the town of Buzet and it streets spreads a sound and smell of tradition, and people dress intraditional clothing from the end of 19. century. In one word, the whole town becomes museum of tradition and traditional crafts, games and food.
Rovinj is one of the most picturesque towns in the Mediterranean. As part of the Venetian Empire for over 500 years, the old town is perched on a pear-shaped peninsula high up on a hill, crowded with Venetian terracotta- roofed houses and crowned by the 18th century Church of St. Euphemia, whose bell tower dominates Rovinj’s skyline. Rovinj is in the heart of gastronomic Croatia, with heady white truffles, freshly caught seafood and Istrian prosciutto, washed down with exquisite Teran, Merlot or Malvazija, local blossomy white wines.Spend hot summer days in Rovinj, on the pine and pebbly beaches. But there is more to Rovinj than the beachfront chic, and those waiting to explore delights of the region will find that Rovinj is an excellent base, all year round.
Day 1/ Rovinj After your arrival to the airport, a private transfer takes you to “Monte Mulini” hotel. In the evening we recommend a delicious dinner in one of hotels’ restaurants- Wine Vault, which is well known for its excellent cuisine and wine card.
Day 2/ RovinjAfter breakfast, it is time to reveal old town of Rovinj during a private guided tour. At the end of our tour we will take you to a typical Croatian “konoba“ (Dalmatian restaurant) where you can enjoy lunch with dishes prepared according to old local recipes. In the evening, we recommend swimming and sunbathing.
Day 3/ Rovinj Today, a whole morning and early afternoon are reserved for resting and enjoying in a beautiful day on a beach. In the evening we will take you to Novigrad, a small town near Savudrija, where you will experience the best of modern Croatian cuisine in a hidden jewel among restaurants- “Pepenero” restaurant.
Day 4/ Rovinj Fourth day is really special. We will take you on a unique private one day excursion to hidden beauties of Brijuni Islands. Discover why many famous people fall in love and visited these islands more than once. From Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Angelina Jolie to Winston Churchill, Brijuni islands have always been an attractive destination for members of European aristocracy and international jet set.
Day 5/ Green Istria Coming to Istria and not seeing its inland beauties would be as if you’ve never been here. Today, you will experience a holiday for all your senses. From scents of Mediterranean herbs and small stone towns on the hills, to flavors you will never forget.
Day 6/ SavudrijaAfter breakfast, your private driver will take you to the airport. While driving to the airport, reminiscencing on your visit, we are sure you will want to come back again.
From Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Angelina Jolie to Winston Churchill, Brijuni islands have always been an attractive destination for members of European aristocracy and international jet set
— Croatia & More Team