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Truffle Hunting, Motovun

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Surrounded by the crystal clear Adriatic sea and untouched nature, dappled by forests and stone landscapes, in the heart of Europe, miraculous and fabulous Istrian peninsula is situated which Romans named Terra Magica.

By the beautiful coast, Istria offers miraculous countryside which is adorned by the hills and medieval fortifications, castles and places with recognizable traditional architecture.

On one of the hills it is settled Motovun, an ancient city and a pearl of Istrian peninsula in whose foot stretches the Motovun forest, surrounded by the local vineyards and olive-groves.

"The Gold from Istria"

The Motovun forest which has been known as a forest vegetation reserve, spreads miles along the Mirna river and it is a habitat of the well-known subterranean mushroom - truffle.

Together with local gastronomy led by autochthonous vine sorts "malvazija" and "teran", superior olive oil, honey and brandy, istrian- ox sauce or home-grown hen sauce, truffle is undoubtedly gastronomic jewel of this climate, which is, due to its specific quality among the most precious in the world.

You should experience truffle hunt adventures walking through the woods (right across the real treasure) following trained dogs which tirelessly seek "The Gold of Istria".

While getting through dense forest by the beautiful landscape of the old Mirna river and waiting for the dog to smell something and what will be in the "hole", gives special charm to the hunt.

After the adventurous hunting after which you will find out all about the truffle hunt, enjoying the untouchable nature we start for the ancient Motovun and to the local cellar where you could taste trufffle dishes and superb vines.

Discover undiscovered and take home one unforgetable memory on truffle hunt - "The Gold of Istria".
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  • We had an incredible experience learning about hunting for white and black truffles in the forrest with Mala and Zara guided by Nicholas. Highly recommend it! Thank you for a wonderful morning.  more »
  • Very nice experience with Nick & his dogs Zara/Mala..went into the forest..the dog sniffing around & find the truffle..well trained & very well manned..  more »
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