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Top Choice International in Central & Eastern Istria

Restaurant Zigante

Foodies from afar come to this destination restaurant belonging to Istria's top truffle company, located a few kilometres below Motovun in the village of Livade. Expect five-star fancy dining, with truffles as the s…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Buzet

Destilerija Aura

Occupying the extensive cellars of the elegant 1907-built Narodni Dom (People's House), this Aladdin's cave is filled with glistening bottles, hip flasks and jars of the rakije (grappas), liqueurs and jams that are …
Top Choice Istrian in Pazin

Konoba Vela Vrata

Located 5km northwest of Pazin in the hilltop village of Beram, this rural tavern serves some of the best handmade pasta, gnocchi and truffle dishes you'll taste in Istria. In winter the interior is a cosy affair; i…
Top Choice Istrian in Motovun

Konoba Mondo

Just before the outer town gate, this little tavern with a small side terrace serves imaginatively conceived and poshly presented Istrian mainstays, many featuring truffles. And if you just can't get enough of truff…
Wine Bar in Hum

Raboš

The old loggia was the centre of Hum life in Venetian times and it remains so today, thanks to this friendly little bar. Drop by to sample local wine and rakija (grappa), and order a truffle-infused antipasto platte…
Castle in Pazin

Castle

Looming over the chasm, Pazin’s castle is the largest and best-preserved medieval structure in all of Istria. First mentioned in AD 983, different architectural styles have been added to it over the centuries. The e…
Cave in Pazin

Pazin Chasm

Pazin’s most renowned site is undoubtedly this 100m-deep abyss, through which the Pazinčica River sinks into subterranean passages forming three underground lakes. Its shadowy depths inspired the imagination of Jule…
Winery in Central & Eastern Istria

Geržinić

This award-winning winery in the hamlet of Ohnići, 14km northeast of Poreč, has been in the same family for a century. It cultivates 10 hectares of vineyards producing a range of varieties (chardonnay, teran, syrah …
Castle in Svetvinčenat

Morosini-Grimani Castle

The northern part of the main square is occupied by this beautiful 13th-century fortified palace. Its present appearance, including its towers, are a legacy of a Venetian makeover in the 16th century. In summertime,…
Istrian in Hum

Humska Konoba

The town's tavern serves first-rate Istrian mainstays on a lovely outdoor terrace offering panoramic views. Start with a shot of biska (white mistletoe grappa). Next try maneštra s kukuruzom (bean and corn soup); co…