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View over Motovun forrests ... the home of the Istrian truffle

The truffle was considered a delicacy going back to Roman times.  To this day, this strange, unsightly tuber retains the title of the king of Istrian gastronomy.  

Whether you are ready for a hunting adventure in the heart of the Motovun forest, or if a gourmet truffle tasting menu is more your style, no trip to Istria would be complete without experiencing the taste, the aroma and the majesty of the precious truffle ...

Truffle Hunting & Tasting Experience

Experience a memorable truffle hunting adventure, deep in the Motovun forest.  Get close to the action, as well trained hunting dogs seek out His Majesty the precious Istrian truffle.  After all that exercise, relax and settle in for a diverse and unique tasting extravaganza ... 


You are sure to leave enriched with first hand knowledge of this unique trade, and satiated with that wonderful flavour lingering in your mouth!  

Tartufo Vero Experience

There are a wealth of restaurants in the region that offer truffle based menus.  We recommend that you review the Istria-Gourmet shortlist, select one (or more!) and prepare to get up close and personal with His Majesty, the Istrian Truffle!  


Gourmet tip: if you are lucky enough to discover semi-fredo con tartufo nero on a menu (yes, thats right, truffle dessert!), take the leap ... your tastebuds will thank you for the experience.

Zigante Truffle Days Experience

Every autumn, for 10 weekends from mid September to mid November, Livade hosts the gourmet festival - Zigante Truffle Days.  A must for truffle lovers and gourmets alike, as the festival draws local producers of cheese, wine, olive oil as well as the treasured tubor ...

Read about our own Truffle Days experience ... and you will quickly understand why this has become an annual event in our calendar!

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