The Slovenian Istria is part of the peninsula that connects Slovenia to the Adriatic and to the Mediterranean Sea, thus ensuring the opening to the world as a maritime country. Although our seaside has a short length of 46, 4 km, it plays an important role for our country and it benefits of a protection meant to ensure the unaltered preservation of its unique characteristics and beauty.
Here, you can see some sights that go back to the Roman times, the Middle Ages or the Venetian domination: you can take a walk on the narrow and picturesque streets of the Old Center in some cities such as Koper, Izola or Piran or on their promenades along the sea or you can stop for a coffee in the central square influenced by the Venetian architecture. You can also discover some good experiences, which we offer, such as truffle hunting tour in the heart of Slovenian Istra.
Istria became new truffles capital of the world. According to experts, Istrian truffles are of superior quality to any other truffles in the world.Lush forest-covered hills, hidden valleys, twisting roads in the river areas of central Istria are fertile truffle grounds. Ideal conditions and gentle climate are the reason for the rich habitat of these underground treasures with a specific and intense taste and scent.
There are many species of truffles, of which only nine are edible. In Istria you can try Tuber magnatum Pico or the precious white truffle, Tuber melanosporum Vittadini or the precious black truffle as well as Tuber aestivum and Tuber brumale, also known as summer and winter truffle. Istrian truffles are a food that every experienced gourmet will describe as a supreme gastronomic delight, and truffle dishes are a highly esteemed speciality in many top restaurants. This delicious food with its unusual form and strong aroma has been regarded as an aphrodisiac since ancient times, and the fact that it grows underground and can be found only with the help of well-trained dogs makes it truly special.