Buzet - Truffle Capital of Istria

Buzet – Truffle Capital of Istria

Istria is Croatia’s popular tourist peninsula, and every summer, holidaymakers flock to its seaside cities, where crystal clear water, Adriatic ambiance and sunny weather makes a compelling cocktail.

But Istria has more to offer its visitors than a delightful seascape. In the north and centre of the peninsula, small medieval towns crown the many hills and reveal a landscape resembling Tuscany or Umbria. Let us take you to Buzet, that will surprise you with its richness of architecture and spectacular views

Hunt for the White Truffle of San Miniato

In the rustic hinterland of San Miniato in Tuscany, oak trees, willows and hazels cultivate among their roots the finest mushroom that can be found: The White Truffle of San Miniato. In latin known as Tuber Magnatum Pico, this much-coveted “diamond of the kitchen” is one of the most expensive truffles in the world. A chilly November morning we…

Rocamadour, worth a detour

We finally arrived in Aquitaine, the south-west part of France with Bordeaux as its capital. Here, the Dordogne river lazily flows through the country, defines the valleys and offers great views to the castles that cling on to the steep rocks. This is home to the truffle, the wines of Cahors and foie gras. And…