Miro Tartufi
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Visit the magical Motovun, go truffle hunting and enjoy truffle flavour of Istra! Find hidden Istrian gems with Miro - a licensed guide who has more than 35 years of experience in the truffle business and allow yourself to be taken on the delicious food adventure by Mirjana – our hostess who also started this business! You will learn all about truffles: the tradition of truffle hunting, the ways of training truffle hunting dogs, the ways of preparing your favourite truffle dishes and much more. All this while basking in the sun and soaking up the fresh air! Book your tour and emabark on this delicious, unforgettable adventure with the Miro Tartufi team! Follow us on Instagram ( miro_tartufi ) for more pictures!
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bunglesontour
Manchester, UK20 contributions
Sep 2020
We called on Saturday afternoon for a reservation for the following morning which was easily arranged. There’s a shop in Motovun where you can organise or you can email them direct. After arriving at Miro and Mirjana’s house at 10am we headed to the nearby forest to start the hunt. Within 5 minutes Bella found her first truffle and by the end of the 1 hour hunt we were extremely lucky to have found 2 black and 2 white - September is the cross over month where summer blacks are coming to an end and the white truffles are starting their season. With our beautiful loot we headed back to the ‘house’ it’s more of a stunning and accommodating setting for a beautiful feast which is just what we had!! Mirjana had arranged a display of food and drink which knocked our socks off, bread, meat, cheese, salad, wine & brandy obviously all infused with truffles one way or another. After a long relaxing lunch we were then shown how to make the perfect truffle scrambled eggs which were amazing. While we waited for our desert to be served Mirjana gave us an in-depth talk about the truffle trade, truffle history and all things truffle!! Can hand on heart say it was one of our best experiences 👌🏽 what a family and what a country 💕 Highly recommend and at €65 per person it was so worth every penny!!
Written September 13, 2020
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Diana V.
New York City, NY3 contributions
Aug 2022
Miro and his wife Mirjana are amazing hosts! this experience is a must if you visit the Motovum area. I highly recommend you do the truffle hunting tour and the food tasting. We booked directly with them, found their information on their website and communicated via WhatsApp and email. They are very responsive so all your questions will be answered. We started with truffle hunting, the dogs are super cute and really good at finding truffles. I must admit that once you get back to enjoy food, this was the highlight for me; we got SO MUCH DELCIOUS FOOD, truffle everything! Mirjana knows a lot about truffles and she prepares food with so much love, you taste the love. they also have a store on site so you can but great truffle products at a discounted price - (only cash).
Written August 15, 2022
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Natalie C
4 contributions
May 2021
If you want a wonderful food and cultural experience, go visit Miro and Mirjana! We took their truffle tour with our 3 year old and nearly 6 month old and it was our favorite part of the vacation. Walking into the woods with Miro and his dogs, Bella and Lila, was a fun adventure. Miro is very knowledgable about all things truffle and it is really fun watching the dogs do their work. Its made all that much better with the delicious food Mirjana has prepared upon your return. We feasted on several truffle delicacies and local wine. Then Mirjana prepared fresh scrambled eggs with the truffles we found on our hunt. Our son was delighted to get to help! To tell you how good the eggs were: My husband and I aren't really a fan of eggs. He says he hasn't eaten them since he was forced to in the Army -- and we both had second helpings! Mirjana told us about everything we ate and how it was all sourced. This really added to the appreciation we had for the food. Her attention to detail in making both of our children feel welcome was also wonderful. We really felt like guests at their home rather than tourists. After our tour, they provided some helpful suggestions for spending a little time in Motovun. It is a very charming village and their pride in it shows! The best cultural experience I have had while traveling. We will definitely return!
Written May 23, 2021
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Gabby
Nebraska66 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We came to Istria with high expectations for a gastronomic experience - obviously featuring truffles. We stayed at one of Mirjana’s apartments in Motovun and that’s how we heard about the Truffle Hunt experience. Miro took us out with his two dogs, Lela and Bella, who are both a hoot! We found tons of fresh black summer truffles and learned so much from Miro about the history of the land and what it means to be in Istria now. Upon arriving back, his wife prepared us a beautiful spread, complete with soft scrambled eggs featuring our fresh truffle finds. The conversation with Miro and Mirjana will never be forgotten, and I’ll continue to come back every time I find myself in Croatia. We are so grateful to have had this experience. It was a great value (~$65/pp) for 3 hours of truffle hunting, wine drinking, great conversation, and a delicious culinary experience. I recommend this experience to anyone - families, couples, solo travelers, etc. Also, their shop has top quality provisions. I can recommend the pate, the honey, and the salts.
Written August 26, 2020
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Gabby, thank you much for this amazing review. Also, thank you for choosing our apartment for your stay in Motovun. We always offer our apartment guests to come with us on truffle hunting tour and we are so glad that you came and that we had the opportunity to meet you! It was our pleasure to share with you everything we know about truffles and Istria. We hope that you will recommend us to your family and friends, and of course we hope that you will visit us again. Until then we wish you all the best! Mirjana
Written August 30, 2020
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Samzav
Montreal15 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
What a fabulous experience. The hosts are excellent communicators, storytellers, hosts and chefs! We loved learning about truffles and experiencing, on an easy walk, how one hunts truffles. Then we tried so many different ways to eat truffles- spreads, pâté, salad, eggs and chocolate dessert. It was delicious and even our young kids enjoyed trying the dishes. What nice people and a nice adventure.
Written June 19, 2022
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Josipa
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely people, lovely experience! First we went with Miro and his two dogs into the woods where he explained how they find truffles, how they grow and the main difference in white and black truffles. Dogs were great and we managed to find few on our trek. After that we arrived back to the house where we were offered refreshments and lovely truffle products. We tried truffle salami, cheeses, scrambled eggs with truffles, even had a truffle dessert. (And much more)
Well worth the visit!
Written September 13, 2021
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SruthiS
New York City, NY15 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Miro and Miriana are both so passionate about what they do.

We started truffle hunting with Miro, who took us on a one-hour walk with his 2 dogs through the woods. He told amazing stories about truffles, how mysterious they are, how the dogs are trained, etc. We happened upon 2 beautiful black truffles. We took them back to their beautiful Mediterranean style villa where Miriana had arranged a beautiful degustation. TRUFFLES GALORE - cheese, pate, tapenade, olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar, dessert! Miriana was an amazing host. She walked us through her garden, plucking us apricots and figs and other fruits. She made unbelievable truffle scrambled eggs. The wine was flowing.

We spent half a day with them, exploring, talking, learning, sharing. They were so kind, warm, and full of passion for what they do. Truly lovely lovely people.

Don’t miss truffle hunting with Miro Tartufi, it was a heart-warming unforgettable experience, not only because of the truffles, but because of Miro and Miriana themselves.
Written July 4, 2020
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For us it's such a reward reading a review like this! We truly love what we do and if we can pass that on our guests, we are happy and fulfilled! Thank you once again for deciding to come on our truffle hunting tour! It was a pleasure meeting you and host you in our home! Now you know where we are so you can visit us again!
Written August 10, 2020
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Stuart
Glasgow, UK51 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
My girlfriend and I booked a truffle hunting morning with Mirjana and Miro and it was one of the highlights of our holiday.

Mirjana and Miro both have a wealth of local knowledge and are so welcoming. We/the dogs found several truffles with Miro which we took back to Mirjana. She then served them to us in a variety of different ways along with other fresh, tasty local products.

If you're staying in Motovun you must visit!
Written July 8, 2022
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AT68_LJ
Slovenia14 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
When you visit Miro's truffles keep in mind that their dogs are the one who are making your experiance. The owner keep them under the metal roof in the small cage, when there is 32C in the shadow. Like in show room for visitors. While you sit wit the owner in the nearby shadow. The owner will answer that they take good care of their dogs and I belive her but still...... Judge by the photo!
Written August 8, 2020
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Rob S
Loule, Portugal6 contributions
Sep 2022
What a wonderful experience. We were warmly greeted, introduced to the dogs Bella and Lila and then drove to some woodland where Miro explained the history of truffle hunting in Istria whilst the dogs searched for truffles. Having found some, we returned where Mirjana had prepared us a beautiful lunch with various truffle based products (except the wine!) including scrambled eggs made with the truffles we had found earlier. Delicious.

Warmly recommended for truffle-lovers
Written October 7, 2022
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