Croatia Truffle Festival
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Prized by epicureans for their flavour and scarcity, the elusive truffle is the rock star of the fungus world. And nobody celebrates this most exalted of tubers quite like Croatia, home to the annual Truffle Days Festival. Beginning on the island of Cres, our adventure here will introduce you to the idyllic seaside communities of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast and let you partake in a genuine truffle hunt with a professional tartufalo before delivering you to the culinary tuberpalooza itself in Livade. Don’t forget to pack your appetite. (In fact, pack a spare, just in case.)
- Sampling local delicacies at the world-famous Truffle Days Festival in Livade.
- Tasting fresh olive oil in Cres.
- Searching for truffles with a professional tartufalo.
- Experiencing Groznjan's thriving art scene.
- Visiting medieval Hum- the world’s smallest town.
Day 1 Rijeka
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Cres (1B)
Orientation walk around Cres and visit to an olive press, including an opportunity to participate in the harvest as well as taste the extra virgin oil directly from the source. Overnight in a local homestay.
Day 3 Motovun (1B)
Visit to the seaside village of Beli on Cres and walk along the local eco-centre's wildlife trails then transfer back to the mainland. Orientation walk in ancient Motovun.
Day 4 Motovun (1B)
Accompany a professional 'tartufalo' and his dog as they search for truffles in the woods, then visit the famous Truffle Days Festival in Livade. Opt to sample dishes made from freshly picked truffles or explore nearby Groznjan's art culture by taking in a concert, painting exhibition or a local art gallery.
Day 5 Rijeka (1B)
Opt to explore medieval Hum, the smallest town in the world, before a morning transfer to Rijeka.
Orientation walk in Cres and Motovun, olive oil tasting, visit to Beli eco-centre, truffle search in Livade, Truffle Days festival.
Allow EUR150-200 for meals not included.
Local bus, ferry, private van.
Hotels (3 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share)
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