ISTRIADUCTION September| Free Entrance WHITE TRUFFLE HUNT IN MOTOVUN FOREST Early in the morning, we met in the Motovun forest to embark on another season of white truffle hunting. After the gathering and coffee, we were assigned an official hunter from the Istrian Truffle Association, who showed us the way where his dogs will go hunting. The hunter took with him two beautiful dogs Lotu and Bibu who are extremely trained and obedient and we immediately fell in love with them. While we were walking through the Motovun forest, our group of truffles passed a handful of information related to the story of truffles. It was rumored why the Motovun forest and its land bring one of the most important habitats of white truffles in the world. After the introductory speech, we were already lucky that Biba sniffed the first truffle, and immediately the action started and digging with a specialized spatula "Vanga" and finding a smaller specimen of white truffle. The delicate smell of fresh white truffles "attracted" visitors to smell the most expensive type of mushroom in the world. Truffle additionally described to us the structure of truffles and the rules

2021-12-20T10:59:51+00:00By |Free, Motovun-Montona, Pets, Things to do|


ISTRIADUCTION In August| Weekend | Pay per Entrance Petrapilos Castle Driving along the valley of the river Mirna in the direction of Buzet, turn into the accommodation of Žonti, where at the end of a narrow asphalt road you will be greeted by a thousand-year-old medieval fortress on a cliff above the valley of the river Bračana. After many years of renovation, the Pitrapilos Castle has reopened its doors to visitors ... Doors that open after buying tickets for 30 kuna .... Upon entering the space in front of the fort there is an interactive screen on which you can inform about the castle itself ... The journey into the past begins with the inscriptions of Peter Pilos, Petrapilos, Druvina, Rauenstein, ... Inside the castle you will be greeted by a knight in armor and greeted with the words - Welcome dear friend. I greet you at Petrapilos Castle! Exploring the interior and stretching the stairs that consist and look complete the experience of the castle, you reach the top of a twenty-meter high lookout tower with which you can see Sovinjak, the top of the bell tower on Zrenj, the valley of

2020-12-26T17:31:42+00:00By |Buzet, Pets, Sights|


ISTRIADUCTION All Year | No working time | Free Entrance Between Buzet and Motovun, lies a health spa Istarske toplice with massages, saunas and swimming pools, but the climber‘s gaze will drift to the rocks that surround it. There you can find spectacular climbing sector called Hallelujah Caves, equipped by living legend of world's climbing scene Gerhard Hoerhager and his friends. They also made a trail so everyone in good condition can climb to this magnificent place with overview on Mirna river's valley and picturesque Motovun. Author of the most difficult route is Klemen Bečan Bečko from Slovenia. Name of the route is Cavemen's Playground (difficulty grade 8c+). These are the directions to climb, from the trail author himself: "There is a trail going up what we made and we always parked on the end of the road in a old quarry. You drive in to the area from the thermae then go right to the end of the road and up an S curve on a gravel road (50m) in to the quarry and Park there. From there you can see a wire fence from a water reservoir, that's where the trail

2022-03-11T13:46:07+00:00By |Free, Nature, Oprtalj-Portole, Pets|


ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 12:30 - 19:30 h | Free Entrance Tavern Kotlić is above the Kotli waterfalls. We enjoyed very much relaxed atmosphere, view of waterfalls and its sound. Good food and very funny stuff. The perfect place for rest and have a good and tasty lunch. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2022-03-11T13:30:52+00:00By |Buzet, Free, Gastro, Pets, |


ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 0-24h | Free Entrance   SOPOT WATERFALL, BUZET | Second highest waterfall in Istria with height of 30 metres. It is located in area of village Strana near Buzet. From road Čiritež - Buzet you have to make a turn to village Strana. First you'll arrive in village Brgad, but you have to pass through it, drive around one kilometer on macadam road and when you arrive back on asphalt road you are already in village Strana and there's the first guide mark for Sopot Climbing (Penjalište Sopot in Croatian). Then you have to drive around 500 metres down the hill and shortly you'll arrive to second guide mark, with same text. There you can leave your car and you have approximately 10 minutes of walk in waterfall direction. Once you arrive to the waterfall you'll be delighted with beauty of the nature, it truly is like in paradise. The waterfall passes through the hole that water carved into the stone and the sight from down under is magnificent. The waterfall is rarely active, only during rainy periods and is also known as climbing spot. Because of its beauty, climbers named

2022-03-11T13:24:28+00:00By |Buzet, Free, Nature, Pets|


ISTRIADUCTION All Year  | No Working time | Free Entrance   Walking path called „staza 7 slapova“ is a round trail, 13.27km ( aprox. 5h / medium difficulty). It start and end beneath Buzet, at the bridge Mirna near Istarski Vodovod or Istarska Pivovara – Favorit. You can park you car there, armed yourself with food and drinks and take a walk on wild side of river Mirna and Draga. Offical rute : Buzet(Istarski Vodovod/ Istarska Pivovara - Favorit) - Selca - Glistonija - Kuhari - Kotli – Buzet (Istarski Vodovod/ Istarska Pivovara - Favorit). Marked with blue and red colour. Above is offical route, but we did It our way ;) It was not that easy to find the right way if you are not using mobile phone. Even the trail is not marked in this way it is definetly worth seeing it. The most difficult parts of trip are secured by ropes that make it easy to climb. Highest point on the track is 281m. It was sunny day, perfect for walk, at the bridge Mirna we went upstream to the north side of Mirna. After the first kilometer (+/-) you will notice a

2022-05-18T11:16:03+00:00By |Buzet, Free, Nature, Pets|


ISTRIADUCTION [ipanorama id="6242"]  All Year | No Working time | Free Entrance   Fall in love with Kotli, beautiful small village and amazing landscape.  Great place to get rest and fall in love with nature. Is the most beautiful and valuable rural architectural whole with its original yards, terraces, fireplaces, chimneys and mills. The river Mirna tumbles through the village, creating waterfalls, over the rocks and forming hollow pools carved into the stone after which the village got its name ( Kotle=hollow).​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ [fusion_map address="latlng=45.367850916712904,14.015228748321533" type="satellite" zoom="10" scrollwheel="yes" scale="yes" zoom_pancontrol="yes" animation="no" popup="yes" map_style="default" infobox="default" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" /] MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2020-02-04T08:00:53+00:00By |Buzet, Free, Nature, Pets, Sights, |


ISTRIADUCTION In October | Working Time: 8-20h | Free Entrance It is held once a year (October.) and brings together producers and fans of homemade brandy to taste and enjoy the charms of the smallest town in the world - Hum. You can try a variety of different spirits, the most famous among them is Biska. The recipe for Biska is old more than 2.000 year and it was use as medicine. One of ingredient is mistletoe, together with four types of herbs. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2022-03-11T13:56:28+00:00By |Buzet, Pets, Things to do, |