Experience truffle hunting in Istria

Try yourself in truffle hunting and get deep into the forests nestled between the hills of Northern Istria. The Karlić family is one of the most renowned in the truffle business in Istria. Spend the day and learn from first-hand how to search, hunt, and prepare truffles into authentic Istrian meals.

How to get from Pula to Karlić truffles?

The most convenient way to reach the village of Paladini is to take the highway and exit at Nova Vas. Continue on the local road to the village of Paladini.

You will be driving along the straight road along the Mirna valley, enjoying sceneries of endless meadows, dense vegetation, and nearby hilltop towns.

Duration of the visit to Karlić truffles

For the best and unobstructed experience of truffle hunting in Istria, we suggest you make this a full day trip. Take the day to enjoy scenic routes in Istria, experience truffle hunting, and later trying tasty truffle Istrian meals.

What to see at Karlić truffles?

The village of Paladini is set on the top of the hill overlooking Northern Istria. Gaze at the impressive Učka mountain range in the background, or calm your eyes on the sights of the nearby Butoniga village.

Since recently, the Karlić family has a tasting room built with glass walls that offer breathtaking views in all of Istria. It is worth visiting even if you are not going truffle hunting.

What does the truffle hunting experience include?

Get ready for an adventure in the forests of Northern Istria. During your tour, you will learn about the truffle hunting business, training dogs, and the actual hunt. If you are lucky enough, you will dig up your own truffle that will, after the hunt, become a delicious meal prepared by the Karlić family.

Note: the truffle hunting experience requires an advance reservation. Make sure to have appropriate clothes and shoes.

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