Every autumn in Livade town is hold 10-weekend festival “Days of Zigante Truffles”. Livade town is the well-known truffles centre.
The 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.
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.
The 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.
The programm of festival Truffle Days in Istria from 9 September to 19 November:
Buzet, Square Fontana
Subotina with Giant Truffles Omelette (2017 eggs and 10 kg truffles)
16 September to 19 November weekends
Zigante Truffle Days
Motovun, Square Andrea Antico
VIII Teran and truffle festival
21 Oktober – 22 Oktober
The white truffle fair
Celebrity show cooking
Truffle auction sale
Truffle search demonstration
Agricultural products fair
4 November – 5 November 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