Join Wanda as she travels to her family region Istria, Croatia
This northern tip of Croatia borders Slovenia, Italy and the Adriatic sea. It is considered the culinary gem of Croatia. In land, the Istrian medieval hilltop towns and surrounding forests and fields have a similar topography and agriculture to Tuscany. It has been often referred to as “Tuscany North”.
Truffle Love 2022 Tour
Mark it in your calendars and book your spot now for our mid-September 8 day, 7 night Gourmet and Cultural Escape to Istria, Croatia….plus a healthy dose of exercise to keep our food and drink experiences guilt-free!
Along the beautiful clear blue waters of the Adriatic, the Istrian towns of Rovinj, Novigrad and Pula have breathtaking scenic views, historic treasures, relaxed culture and a vibrant sea life. Combining this fact along with a deep history to Northern Italian roots, Istria is home to incredible culinary dishes and drinks which rival Italian food and wine from the land and the sea. Once such culinary dish is the region’s local pasta, “Fuzi”. This penne-like pasta is often served with a slathering of fresh shaved white or black truffles (which of course, you will definitely experience)!
Meet the infamous “Truffle Whisperer” – Anita Zigante (on the left). My aunt is well-known in the Truffle Community as the leading expert in training pups to seek and find truffles – which also makes her one of the finest truffle hunters in the world. During our visit to Istria, you will have a private small group tour with Anita and her two of her top truffle hunting dogs. This will be a unforgettable highlight of your trip.
FURRY FUN FACT
Did you know that a properly trained Truffle Dog is worth up to 12,000 Euros! What distinguishes a top-earning truffle dog is a dog who can competently hunt for both black and white truffles. These super sniffers know the differences between black and white truffles and they understand which truffle to search for during any given season.