The little gem of the Istria Region, the walled town of Rovinj, surprises visitors in the middle of summer with a delicious festival that joins culinary fish delights with traditions, music and entertainment. The Fisherman’s Evening is a special tribute to local fishermen that brings visitors a temptress gastro offer to enjoy in the magical ambience of this pretty town, complete with lots of cultural activities.

Wild asparagus occupy a prominent place on Istrian tables. They are a symbol of health and vitality. In spring, wild asparagus grow abundantly in forests and meadows along the wide Istrian coastal area. Local pickers are often seen searching the bushes in eager attempts to collect young shoots.

The Slovenian region of Istria is one of the leading wineproducers in the country. The fertile soil and climate of Istria are perfect for wine producing and because of it, many varieties of grapes – both red and white – grow in the region. 

Sweet Istria Events

Sweet Istria is the biggest dessert-themed event in Slovenia. It is a way of preserving the tradition of the sweet masterpieces and featuring new forms of contemporary creations in the field of confectionery and bakery.

On March 08-09, Krasica, a picturesque village in the vicinity of Buje, will host the 17th "Oleum olivarum", one of the oldest olive oil fairs in Croatia. Over time, the event  has developed into an international festival, attended by scientific-research institutions, olive growers and olive oil manufacturers from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia.

Istrian gastronomy is renowned for its long tradition of flavours and scents born in the kitchens of homes throughout the peninsula. The local dishes Istrian cuisine offers are based on pasta, meat or fish and are accompanied by deserts such as round fritule (donuts), crunchy kroštule and cukerančići (types of cookies).