On 28th and 29th of October, the traditional mushroom festival took place in Brtonigla. For this special occasion, the whole appearance of Brtonigla transformed. A huge tent was build up on the main square, hosting an exhibition of collected mushrooms around Istria, as well as, a stage for live performances. The tent also guaranteed space for the visitors having the opportunity to degust the variety of mushrooms’ specialities and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere inside.
Therefore LDA volunteers also took part in preparation for this event, by setting up the surrounding. Furthermore, guests had the chance to have a look at the home-made goods, traditional for Istrian region, offered on the market next to the main square. They could purchase honey, olive oil, hand-made decorations and taste roast chestnuts and “fritule”. It was wonderful to see Brtonigla full of life, laughing, dancing and exchanging their mushroom experiences.
Thanks to the mushroom association “Boletus” in collaboration with the municipality, the Tourist office and LDA of Brtonigla, who made this event possible. See you next year!