WHITE TRUFFLE FAIR
For the duration of the fair, Livade and the Motovun Forest turn into a place that allows an immersion into a fragrant and suggestive atmosphere. With everything in Livade being uniquely tied to the truffle, the Zigante Truffle Days have become a very special and unrepeatable event that celebrates and elevates the Istrian truffle to the pedestal of excellence.
You can encounter truffle hunters exchanging opinions and experiences, numerous guests who came in search of truffles, distinguished chefs, bloggers/travel writers, truffle lovers, gastronomic experts, gastronomes promoting truffles and their unique attributes, and various profiles of interested guests, starting with statesmen, politicians, artists, cultural workers, public figures, etc. More than fifty exhibitors present their products in the big tent, including winemakers, olive growers, producers of prosciutto, cheese, honey, and other authentic Istrian products.
The fair regularly includes a rich offer of wines and food that attracts numerous guests – around 50,000 people yearly – arriving from Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Austria, and from faraway places such as Japan, China, and the countries of North America. These loyal guests have been coming for years now to taste the unique quality of the white Istrian truffle at the height of its season. The guests are free to take walks, sightsee and admire the beauty of the area, taste top local products, and witness the exciting moment of finding a truffle.