• Excursions

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  • Istria Countryside

    If you wish to feel the atmosphere of good old country households, wholesome dishes of the traditional cuisine, romantic hearths and scented wine cellars, discover the charms of country tourism, small family-run rural hotels and homesteads. Through the enjoyment in the noble drops and home-made food while sitting on wooden benches under a rosebush or next to the hearth, you will taste all the gentleness of Istria and the beauty of it inhabitants’ lives. When the birdsong wake... Read more...
  • Truffles

    This unusual, malodorous subterranean fungus of an unattractive form is – the truffle. The rare and expensive tuber that grows in the fertile Istrian soil is the ultimate gastronomic delight. The Istrian white truffle is one of the most highly prized in the world today. The truffle was discovered by ancient Romans, well known gourmets, eighteen centuries ago. During the five centuries of Venetian rule, Motovun-Montona Forest was called St. Mark’s forest and only certain indiv... Read more...
  • Gastronomy

    The preparation of food has always been characterized by exceptional imagination, since- with few ingredients a great amount of love, effort and above all culinary imagination must be put in to make the dish even more appealing. What is Istrian cuisine? Is it composed of dishes that were eaten by Istrian field labourers in the distant past? Or those once served in patrician houses? Or is it the food that is today served on Istrian tables? The wealth of this cuisine is not at... Read more...