Like everything else in Livade that is unique and connected with the truffle, the Zigante Truffle Days are a special and unique event that always celebrates the Istrian truffle anew and puts it on the pedestal of excellence. The Zigante Truffle Days last from mid-September for nine weekends to the second half of November, thus symbolically entering the central period of the white truffle season in Istria, when it is of the highest quality and most sought after.
With regard to the above, the Zigante Truffle Days are surely the longest event of that kind dedicated to the truffle, and at the same time, they are the largest Croatian and regional truffle exhibition. It is the meeting place of truffle hunters who exchange opinions and experiences, many guests who have come in search for truffles, reputable chefs, travel bloggers, truffle connoisseurs, experts in gastronomy, gastro-promoters of truffles and their unique attributes, and many others – statesmen, politicians, artists, cultural workers, celebrities etc. Under a large tent, over fi fty exhibitors exhibit their products – winegrowers, olive growers, makers of prosciutto, cheese, honey.
Livade and the Motovun forest are then transformed into a place which allows one to immerge into a fragrant and and suggestive atmosphere, walk around admiring the beauty of the area, taste superb local produce and take part in the exciting moment of finding a truffle.