Buzet travel guide
The picturesque old town in this regional centre rises steeply from the banks of the river Mirna to the peak of a conical hill
Buzet is located in the north of Istria close to the border with Slovenia. Buzet is one of the larger Istrian hill towns. The picturesque old town rises steeply from the banks of the river Mirna to the peak of a conical hill. The old town retains it medieval character and the Buzet regional museum, located in the old town, contains archaeological finds from the Roman period and bronze age and local artefacts including an old kitchen and a collection of agricultural tools. Buzet is major centre for truffles which are gathered from the woodlands in the Mirna valley. Truffle Days are organised in Buzet every year in September and October. The truffle season in Istria opens in Buzet on the second weekend in September when a giant truffle omelette is cooked using over 2000 eggs and 10 kilograms of truffles. There are further truffle days in the region throughout September and October.