ISTRIADUCTION September| Free Entrance 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 after finding truffles. After a few

2024-02-13T14:50:33+00:00By |Free, Motovun-Montona, Pets, Things to do|


ISTRIADUCTION In September| Weekend | Free Entrance Did you know that Istria also has its own desert? Near the town of Šterna not far from Grožnjan is the 'Istrian desert', which consists of "dunes" of marl or tašela, as this fine-grained sedimentary rock is often called in Istria. Although in Istria, especially in its central and northern part, we often come across such parts of the landscape, here we are talking about a unique concentration of such forms on a fairly large area. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2022-05-18T11:15:31+00:00By |Free, Grožnjan-Grisignana, Nature, Pets|


ISTRIADUCTION In May| No Working time| Free Entrance Colorful town .. Oprtalj ... Oprtalj is a picturesque town in central Istria, situated on a hill about 300 meters high, and has been mentioned since the beginning of the 12th century as the urban residence of the then feudal rulers and craftsmen. In addition to the sights that adorn Oprtalj, the surrounding area is also home to one legend, according to which the town of Zrenj was born. Jerome. There is a church in Zrenje dedicated to this saint, best known for translating the Bible into Latin. Coming to Oprtalj, one can see the beautiful scenery, old stone houses, forests, plateaus, as well as increasingly frequent tourist signposts for cyclists and food and wine lovers. [fusion_map api_type="" embed_address="" embed_map_type="roadmap" address="latlng=45.381525, 13.824246" type="roadmap" width="" height="" zoom="10" scrollwheel="yes" scale="yes" zoom_pancontrol="yes" animation="no" popup="yes" map_style="default" overlay_color="" static_map_color="" infobox_content="" infobox="default" infobox_text_color="" infobox_background_color="" icon="" icon_static="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" /] MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2020-05-04T07:06:10+00:00By |Free, Oprtalj-Portole, 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  October | Working time:  Weekend Event | Free Entrance October in Oprtalj is dedicated to Kestenijada. The first manifestation of this kind in Istria offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy this typical autumn fruit growing in the forests of the Oprtalj region. The event takes place in Oprtalj, in four differently different locations but interrelated with the theme of chestnut and riches of autumn fruit. On the square at the parish church pastry and pastry-bakery trades will present the sweet side of gastronomic offer on chestnut basis. Pastry workshops are also organized for all interested parties. At the same location, its products will be presented by producers of agricultural products from Oprtalj Municipality. There are two already traditional exhibitions, hunting trophies and mushrooms, and exhibition of works by participants of a small art colony. On the square at Lođe you can taste salty chestnut based dishes as well as mushroom and game boilers prepared in front of visitors. Raw and roasted chestnuts will be prepared and sold on several locations, along with a large bakery on the square in Lođe. [fusion_map address="latlng=45.38170001674321,13.823513763675578" type="roadmap" width="" height="" zoom="10" scrollwheel="yes" scale="yes" zoom_pancontrol="yes" animation="no" popup="yes" map_style="default" overlay_color="" infobox_content="" infobox="default"

2019-10-30T07:13:14+00:00By |Free, Oprtalj-Portole, Pets, Things to do, |


ISTRIADUCTION All Year| Working Time: 12:30-23h  | Free Entrance Agroturizam Tončić, a small farmhouse tavern is a right place to try quality gastro menus with products made in hills on the north side of Istria. There you can try perfectly tasteful creamy garlic, fennel or mushrooms soup with croutons. Also on the menu are gnocchi with “Boškarin” (the white grey long-horned cattle in Istria) goulash or truffles. At the end of gastro offer is dessert, delicious chocolate-mascarpone cake or traditional famous cheesecake. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2024-07-03T10:52:37+00:00By |Free, Gastro, Oprtalj-Portole, |


ISTRIADUCTION All Year| No Working Time | Free Entrance Aproximately 10km from Oprtalj, going up hill you will come to a small place call Zrenj. According to some historical sources Zrenj is the birthplace of St. Jerome (347-420 yr.), Saint and translator of the Bible into Latin. In the center of Zrenj is the church of St. Jurja with a bell tower, from which you can see most of the central Istria. Every year in August is held the International Meeting of accordion, where accordionists from Italy, Slovenia and Croatian meet and performe. Zrenj and nearby villages are famous for their farmhouse restaurants and hunting. Enjoy the local food, comfortable accommodation and natural beauty of the area. [fusion_map address="latlng=45.403850, 13.871276" type="roadmap" 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

2020-01-29T08:45:18+00:00By |Free, Oprtalj-Portole, Pets, Sights, |