Summer Events in Istria
ZIGANTE TRUFFLE DAYS – September – November 2018
Every autumn, the 10-weekend Days of Zigante Truffles is organized in Livade. It gathers guests from Croatia and the world only to taste this supreme gourmet specialty as well as other exceptional flavors of Istrian delicacies. This event made the village of Livade known as the center of the Istrian truffle, and you’ll find a truffle fair, an international exhibition of wine and other indigenous Istrian products (such as Istrian prosciutto, sausage, cheese, honey, olive oil, schnapps), culinary workshops, demonstrations of truffle hunting in the forest, and many (delicious) tastings. Join us and try culinary specialties made with truffles presented by well-known chefs.
VISUALIA FESTIVAL PULA – September 21-23, 2018
The Visualia Festival is a light and art festival in Pula. Featuring 25 artworks of local and international artists, the Visualia Festival is a unique can’t-miss experience. The festival has more than 20,000 visitors and 11 locations in the old city venues. With gorgeous displays and an international influence, we can’t recommend the festival enough!
During March, April, and May, the 11 Days of Istrian Asparagus will give true asparagus lovers an opportunity to relish in imaginative, delicious and fragrant delicacies made from Istrian wild asparagus. Ranging from the renowned “fritaja” (omelets), soups, homemade pasta, and risottos to ingenious combinations with meat and fish and scrumptious desserts.
Asparagus is one of the most appreciated wild plant varieties growing in Istria, picked from mid-March to late April. Since it grows in less accessible places, often protected by thorny bushes, its picking requires the eye of a hawk, iron will, and not worrying about an occasional scratch. Food, medicine, aphrodisiac…it’s no wonder that we dedicated an entire festival to this plant.
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