A successful tradition of car racing in Buzet dates from the early fifties, when a group of enthusiasts decided to organize a racing. Taking into consideration that in those days you could number the car owners on the fingers of a hand, this was a courageous move. Along a few “Topolinos”, the majority of cars belonged to local firms and were used for business trips. From those days people remember a carting race which included drivers from five European countries. Furthermore, Buzet was mapped put as the place with skill-driving regional championship. Apart from frequent racing events, Buzet had a very successful racing-car “crew” which included Đani Sverko, then one of the most known drivers, Zvjezdan Nezic, Serđo Sverko and Mario Poropat.
For all drivers and team members hotel Fontana offers discounted prices – a long tradition we're proud of.

Up to 1972, when Auto-Moto Society of Buzet was founded, car enthusiasts beneath Cicarija worked in various inadequate conditions, which demanded additional involvement in preparations of events. Nevertheless, they always strived to do their best and fulfil the given tasks. The end of the seventies marked the coming of the new, young generation, potential competitors and organizers, who began taking care of the events anew, within the event of “Buzetski dani”, the Days of Buzet. At first, the events had the nature of touristic, rally ones, of both national and international character. The races took place all around Buzet and were open to everybody. Little by little, the small events were replaced by one – bigger and more significant. As it was estimated Buzet had the best possibilities for organizing such an event, the local race took over.

City Days

Every year, on the second weekend in September – the date of traditional feast of the patron Saint of Buzet, Subotina – a gigantic pan of scrambled eggs (over 2000 eggs and 10 kg of truffles) is prepared on Fontana Square. The day marks the beginning of the Days of Truffles. Namely, the season of collecting truffles lasts from September to end of November and this is the ideal time to taste them.

Truffle Days

Truffles are Istrian treasure, hidden under the ground in the dense forests of the Mirna River Valley. Truffle hunters find it, helped by specially trained truffle dogs. It is an inspiration of many gourmet experiences and fits perfectly in with all dishes – salads, pasta, meat and even desserts. The fragrance of truffles proudly spreads also from Buzet, the town of truffles which, in autumn, organises numerous events in honour of truffles. This is a particular time when you can taste typical Istrian dishes with truffles, but also have a go at hunting for them.
Buzet was proclaimed the City of Truffles in 1999.
The white and the black truffles have their natural habitat in the Istrian truffle 'Bermuda' triangle between Pazin, Buje and Buzet, especially in the valley of the river Mirna and in the Motovun Forest. They grow underground, and they are searched after by specially trained dogs.
October is the top season of the white truffles, which are also the most expensive and the most valuable truffles. At that time, numerous events are held every weekend to celebrate this indisputable king of mushrooms in Livade, the well-known truffles centre near Motovun. But, even before and after this period, throughout most of the autumn, Istria lives in the rhythm of truffles with the abundance of festivities dedicated to this noble mushroom.
The guests that come from the whole region are presented with the typical truffle dishes: fuži, pljukanci, gnocchi, fritada and various meat combinations. There are also many exhibitions and fairs, with plenty of excellent opportunities to meet the world of this magic, aromatic tuber known for its aphrodisiac features.


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