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Snaffle-up prized truffles at Park Plaza Hotelsİ & Resorts in Croatia

Park Plaza Croatia

Istria’s Truffle Days festival in October attracts gourmets from all over to this unspoilt region of northern Croatia, with Park Plaza Hotels and Resorts in Pula and Medulin the ideal base for exploring this foodie destination.

August 2017 – Park Plaza Hotels in Croatia are the ideal base for visiting Istria’s major truffle festival Truffle Days and the surrounding countryside where this highly prized tuber is hunted and plays a leading role in Istrian traditional cuisine. 

Guests at each of the Park Plaza Hotels can enjoy from August 12th to November 11th, a calendar of truffle-related events runs across the area known locally as the truffle Golden Triangle between Buzet, Buje and Pazin. The highlight attraction is the Zigante Tartufi Days – a month long marketplace run by Istria’s biggest truffle producer, visited by gastrophiles from as far away as Japan. Giancarlo Zigante, who aunched the Zigante business, found a record-breaking 1.3 kilo white truffle, the largest ever found, in the woodlands outside Buje. This headline-grabbing discovery placed Istria firmly on the gastronomic map.

Stay, Drive, Discover, Indulge

October is considered the key season for enjoying truffles – in particular the white truffle, or Tuber Magnatum, which is traditionally served grated fresh over hand-made fuži pasta, over local shrimps or even made into truffle ice cream. Visitors to Istria can enjoy stays at a choice of Park Plaza Hotels, all within an hour’s drive to Buje – the epi-centre of the Truffle Days festival.

Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin is a 427 bedroom hotel located in the seaside resort of Medulin, with a Spa and wellness centre, seafront bar and restaurant and a Kid’s Club. Lungomare Restaurant serves rich Mediterranean fare with views over the Adriatic or the outdoor pool.

Prices start from EURO 87 per room per night, based on two people sharing a Standard Room on a B&B basis. Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin is open until 21 October 2017.

Park Plaza Histria Pula is a stylish, seaside resort in an unrivalled location, providing panoramic views of the Adriatic. The hotel boasts 368 modern rooms and an extensive wellness and spa centre, fitness area, two swimming pools with sea salt water and a cinema. Food-lovers can enjoy Istrian specialities in the a la carte restaurant, or enjoy sundowner cocktails at the Yacht club bar.

Prices start from EURO 122 per room per night, based on two people sharing a Superior Room. Park Plaza Histria is open all year round.

With several direct flights now available from the UK to Pula all the way until the end of November, it is now easier than ever to enjoy an off-season gourmet treat far from the heaving summer crowds.

Key Dates

September 9 - Buzet
Subotina with Giant Truffles Omelette (2016 eggs and 10 kg truffles)
Zigante Truffle Days

October 21 - Motovun
VIII Teran and truffle festival

October 21-22 - Livade
XXIV Tuberfest
The white truffle fair
Truffle exhibition
Celebrity show cooking
Truffle auction sale
Truffle search demonstration
Agricultural products fair

November 4-5 - Buzet
Truffle Weekend
Exhibition and fair of truffles and homemade autochthonous products


„Sonne und Spa"-Kurzurlaub * - Mindestens zwei Übernachtungen ab  265 Euro für zwei Personen im Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin und 410 Euro im Park Plaza Histria Pula oder Park Plaza Arena Pula. Begrüßungs-Verwöhnpaket, Spa-Eintritt und Fitness-Kurse, wie Pilates, Wassergymnastik und Muskelentspannungstherapien. Hotelgäste profitieren von einem Rabatt von 10 Rabatt auf alle Spa-Behandlungen sowie eine Massage und einen Detox-Cocktail gratis pro Person. 

„Wellness und Wein"-Kurzurlaub* – Mindestens zwei Übernachtungen ab 265 Euro im Doppelzimmer im Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin und ab 415 Euro im Park Plaza Histria Pula oder Park Plaza Arena Pula. Begrüßungs-Verwöhnpaket und freier Eintritt ins Spa. Zur Begrüßung Erdbeeren mit Schokoladeüberzug und ein Glas istrischer Perlwein. Eine rituelle istrische Traubentherapie pro Person sowie 10 Prozent Rabatt auf alle Wellness-Behandlungen.*Für das Nutzen und Betreten des Spas kann ein Mindestalter vorgeschrieben sein. Je nach Verfügbarkeit. Preise für zwei Personen. Flüge nicht enthalten. Buchung in Verbindung mit anderen Rabattangeboten, Paketen, Werbekampagnen, Sonderangeboten oder Sonderpreisen für Gruppen- oder Konferenzteilnehmer sind nicht möglich. Umtausch gegen Bargeld oder Sachwerte ist nicht erlaubt. Wellness-Behandlungen liegen im Ermessen des jeweiligen Hotels und können von Hotel zu Hotel unterschiedlich sein. Ersatzleistungen für angebotene Wellness-Leistungen sind nicht möglich; weitere Wellness-Leistungen können aber von den Gästen kostenpflichtig zugebucht werden. Vorabreservierung erforderlich.