Travel Blogs from Portoroz
... the glass from dozens of regional producers from
Italy’s northeasternmost Venezia-Friuli-Giulia region. I definitely indulged a
bit too much in food and wine through the afternoon and am sure I ended the day
chubbier than I started it.
I did little in the way of real sightseeing my first day in
Trieste since I spent it at the festival. So I decided to spend some time in
the city the next morning and take an afternoon train to ...
... a room to myself for the price of a bunk, I was the only one
staying in the whole hostel without any staff present.
I picked Restauracija Kotlar for dinner because getting
there involved the shortest period of drenching and found another great
reasonably priced meal with incredibly friendly service. I went for a standard
mixed grill platter and salad, but the real star of the meal was the Kobaridska
Struklji. What are struklji? Well, a kind ...
... plan to one of the days when I have good cooking facilities again and a circle of friends to invite over for it.
I didn’t encounter any of Lidia’s dishes in Istria, but I found something else – truffles! Istria is known for both black and white truffles that are said to be as good as those that come from Piemonte or the Dordogne, and early October is well into the fall truffle season. The folks I talked with in Zagreb suggested going on ...
... largely Italian culturally but part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of WWI, then part of Italy through WWII, and then part of Yugoslavia until its breakup in the early 1990s. Most of the Italian population left the region after WWII, but from the sound of things the Austrians and Italians have all returned as tourists. And I can see why. Of all the coastal Istrian towns I saw I found Piran to be the ...
... walked ever inch of the windy lime cobblestone streets from the waterfront to the cathedral at the top of the original old city We returned and met our driver who took Goran and us to Pula for a toor of the coliseum there and more history of Croatia. Lunch and wine tasting at Villa Meneghetti in Bale Pick up of paintings we bought earlier Return to Rovinj and dinner at Kantinon Early to be for our wake up ...