Istria, the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea, is famous worldwide because of it’s gastronomy. Beginning with famed black and white truffle that grows on the gray clay soil of northern regions in central Istria, across the southern and western slopes of the so-called Red Istria where centuries-old olive trees spread their branches and where Malvasia and Teran grapes grow in abundance on grapevines… Shortly, Istria is a well known destination for real gourmets, so it is not surprising that many of them return in order to taste again the delicious food and drink prepared only by real Istrians.

During the trip we will take you to the interior of Istria, to village households and taverns, where every day some of the best known Istrian specialties are prepared. Pljukanci pasta and gnocchi, minestrone, cabbage and sausages will be part of our culinary adventure, accompanied by the natural beauty and cultural wealth that we will experience on Brijuni Islands and inside Arena. Come to Istria with us!


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Enveloped by the transparent waters of the Adriatic, the peninsula of Istria will amaze you with spectacular natural scenery in constant transformation over the course of the year. Coastal villages such as Rovinj, with its simple ports, fishing boats and narrow streets, reflect the spirit of the Mediterranean, while moving inland gives way to the kind of green and fertile hues associated with the landscapes of Provence and Tuscany.

Istria is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies which bring to mind the ancient local myths about giants. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings. The view is splendid: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaux, valleys, vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea.

As you get to know Istria you will notice more and more enchanting details: church facades and portals, tiny village alleyways with their specific architectural touches, the babble of a stream, the blossoming cherries. Everything is warm–hearted and friendly here: nature, towns and people.

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