The ideal weekend for enjoying nature and everything it gives us is a weekend in March.
March is a great time to visit Istria because of its mild climate, delicious cuisine, and rich cultural heritage. Whether you prefer exploring the charming hilltop towns, indulging in local cuisine, or taking a scenic drive along the coast, Istria has something for everyone.
March brings us the long-awaited spring, and with it the fresh seashells and wild asparagus. Gourmets have the opportunity to experience the pleasure of a delicious seafood snack at the Shellfish Days, which are held in Istria from March to May when the restaurants offers creative menus based on shellfish. Culinary delicacies will be combined with top quality local wines and olive oils, for which this area is widely known. Asparagus days are also held from March until May when they are traditionally harvested. On restaurant menus you can find a whole range of dishes with asparagus, from traditional to more modern gastro versions.
At the Istrian Asparagus Days, visitors can go looking for asparagus themselves, but they must know that it is neither easy nor simple. Namely, they grow in hard-to-reach places or hidden by thorny bushes, so you should arm yourself with patience and be appropriately dressed. It is desirable to have boots and gloves, and a lot of will.
Of course, tasting them with a glass of white Istrian wine is a special feeling.
We also recommend to head out and taste the best olive oils in the world. Istrian extra virgin olive oil conquers the world, and this is the result of the continuous work and effort of our olive growers, which no other olive oil producer in Croatia can boast of, and only few in the world. This year, there are as many as 56 Istrian oils on the list of Flos Olei. Plenty to taste.
Istria has a mild climate in March so it’s great for outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. Visitors can explore the beautiful landscapes and scenic trails in the region and enjoy the fresh air and stunning views.
Experience the colours that are just waking up, untouched nature and rows of vineyards that stretch endlessly.