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The true experience of truffle hunting and the legend of Veli Jože

The legend of Veli Jože and the true experience of truffle hunting…

Around very famous and attractive Istrian medieval town Motovun or Montona lie Motovun forest in Mirna river valley.
According to the legend once there was living an Istrian giant called Veli Jože who used forest’s oak trees as a broom to sweep away the enemies of his homeland.

These forests are today well known for harvesting truffles. And this is not a legend – it’s a true story – and you are going to experience a magical hunting for the most precious fungus with us.

Istrian gastro experience with the natural aphrodisiac

Our excellent English speaking driver in a luxury sedan or minivan will pick you up in your Zagreb hotel (or any before arranged place (airport, private accommodation) at 8:00 AM for a private Istria gastro – adventure; – truffle hunting and tasting – lunch at famous Zigante restaurant and Motovun walking tour…the best view of Istria!


Tour Program Zagreb- Livade- Motovun- Zagreb


Truffle hunting demonstrations are held with the well-experienced hunter who is doing this for many years.
Hunting groups are usually held in small groups and you should have adequate footwear and clothes (boots, sneakers and long trousers, because it happens in woods – especially rich in truffles – for approximately one hour.

After that fantastic hunting/seeking – while you still looking at your photos and share them with your friends – your next experience, this time gastro, is still to come.
In Livade, the small village famous for truffle hunting – we have organized for you truffle product tasting – cheese, sausages, cakes, bread, sweets, grapes.


Your lunch (OPTIONAL) will be in the most popular restaurant famous for its truffles specialties – Zigante, in charming picturesque Livade, famous for the Days of Truffles with the contest of choosing the largest truffle, held every year from September to November, during 6 weekends.
We have arranged for you the different menus – according to your preferences- but you might know; underground malodorous fungus – TRUFFLES believed to be an aphrodisiac!!!

All are four courses meals; cold starter, homemade pasta, meat/fish or veggie menu and ice cream and all of the dishes (even ice cream) has specific truffle flavor, because THE TRUFFLES are the main spice of all – but, depending on the season; from 15th September till the end of the year PRIVILEGE DELUXE WHITE will be served and PRIVILEGE DELUXE BLACK from 15th March till September 15th.
All menus include drinks; per pax; 1 dl of white and 1 dl of red wine, and 3,75 dl of water.

– These menus have SPECIAL PRICES (more acceptable!!!)
(more details upon request)
– We have to let know the restaurant about arrival (and how many pax)
Very exclusive!!!

When definitely in love with Istria –let’s go and see Motovun or Montona, as you wish, overlooking the Mirna river valley, the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town.

This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior!

LUNCH (with truffles!!!) in Zigante Restaurant is not included!!
Special prices for you!!! Feel free to find out all you need.
The tour includes private day tour with tour guide, transportation in executive vehicles with A/C, all costs of fuel and tolls.

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