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... eating only a miniscule amount of them, I kept tasting them through the rest of the night and into the following morning. Strange stuff!
My main truffle meal was at one of the many restaurants in Motovun, an artist colony that is the most famous of Istria’s hill towns. I decided to splurge on three truffle dishes – canapes with white truffles, wild asparagus soup with black truffles, and tagliatelle with cream and black truffles, the truffles of ...
Slovenia has only 16 miles of coastline, not much compared to Croatia's thousands of miles of coast when you include all of its islands and peninsulas. The short stretch is quite developed with an industrial port city (Koper), a swank resort (Portoroz), and a few other old towns. The one real attraction, though, is Piran, a beautiful old town on a peninsula similar to Porec and Rovinj in Croatian Istria but ...
... overall not as perfect in physical appearance as Rovinj. Rick Steve’s guidebook recommends skipping it entirely, but I wanted to stop briefly for one main sight. The Euphrasian Basilica at Porec is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site as a well preserved example of early Christian religious site. There was a Christian church on the sire from the third century, but most of the present Basilica and surrounding ecclesiastical complex dates from the sixth century under ...
At 9 am sharp, our guide, Goran arrived and we set off for a tour of Rovinj where the signs are all in both Croatian and Italian because of the dominance of the Venician Empire on this part of Croatia. Both languages are required in school which makes it very easy for us Americans. Goran was a walking history book and we learned the entire history and development from beginning to the present. It felt ...
... bought wine which we intended to do anyway so we felt like we hit the jackpot. Next we had lunch at Rino's Konoba in the town of Momjam. It is a family run-organic-farm to table operation. I fell in love with a hand carved wooden bread holder. I asked if they sold them but no, nor would I find them in any store. At the end of lunch I asked again if they would consider selling me the one we had. Our waitress checked ...