Istrian Truffles festival – Days of Zigante Truffles

Every autumn in Livade town is hold 10-weekend festival “Days of Zigante Truffles”. Livade town is the well-known truffles centre.

Livade town is located next to Motovun town and Motovun forest on Istria peninsula, in distance 30 km from Porec city and 227 km from Zagreb city.

Days of Zigante Truffles Livada Motovun Istria peninsula

Days of Zigante Truffles Livada Motovun Istria peninsulaThe white and the black truffles have their natural habitat between towns Pazin, Buje and Buzet of Istria peninsula, especially in the Motovun Forest and in valley of river Mirna.

The truffles grow underground, and there are looked for by specially trained dogs.

Days of Zigante Truffles Livada Motovun Istria peninsula

October is the top season of the white truffles, which are also the most expensive and the most valuable Istrian truffles.

Days of Zigante Truffles has rich program includes truffles fair, an international exhibition of wine and other indigenous Istrian products: such as Istrian prosciutto, sausage, cheese, honey, olive oil, schnapps, culinary workshops, demonstrations of truffle hunting in the forest, and various tastings truffles during which guests can try culinary specialties made with truffles presented by well-known chefs.

Days of Zigante Truffles Livada Motovun Istria peninsula

Days of Zigante Truffles Livada Motovun Istria peninsulaThe festival collects numerous guests and gourmet from Croatia and all the world only to taste this “king of mushrooms” and other exceptional flavours of Istrian delicacies.

Days of Zigante Truffles Livada Motovun Istria peninsula

The programm of festival Truffle Days in Istria from 9 September to 19 November:

9 September
Buzet, Square Fontana
Subotina with Giant Truffles Omelette (2017 eggs and 10 kg truffles)

16 September to 19 November weekends
Livade
Zigante Truffle Days

21 October
Motovun, Square Andrea Antico
VIII Teran and truffle festival

21 Oktober – 22 Oktober
Livade
XXIV Tuberfest
The white truffle fair
Truffle exhibition
Celebrity show cooking
Truffle auction sale
Truffle search demonstration
Agricultural products fair

4 November – 5 November weekend
Buzet
Truffle Weekend
Exhibition and fair of truffles and homemade autochthonous products

Towns Livade & Motovun on Croatian map:

The official web of Days of Zigante Truffles //sajamtartufa.com