- Gain local insight from Goran the Historian and Goran the Chef
- Stare up in awe at a 2,000 year old Roman amphitheatre
This morning the owner of our villa will prepare breakfast for us, as he will each other morning of our stay. Then, a wonderful local guide will arrive at our villa to take us away as we begin a day of sightseeing and culinary fun. Let’s call him Goran the Historian, because another Goran will cross our path in a few hours. Goran the Historian is an expert on Istrian history and culture and we’ll have a great time exploring Pula with him. Istria’s largest city is located on the southern tip of the peninsula, jutting out into the Adriatic. It was once a busy Roman settlement, and even today it is still full of 2,000 year old ruins from that time. Most stunning is the Roman amphitheatre, one of the greatest remaining structures of its kind in the world.
Late morning, we’ll find ourselves at the market in Pula, where the other Goran will meet us. Let’s call him Goran the Chef. Goran the Chef will guide us through Pula’s energetic daily market, bursting with fresh produce and local food artisans, and we’ll pick up some ingredients along the way because we are going to see him later.
After our market tour you’ll be have some free time for lunch and exploring, and then we’ll meet back up to go check out whatever’s on at the Istrian Museum of Contemporary Art during a private tour there.
In the afternoon, we’ll depart Pula for a neighboring town where Goran the Chef keeps his kitchen. Goran the Chef is one of the foremost experts on Istrian food and food culture and in addition to being a chef he is also a sommelier. We’ll spend a most delightful afternoon and evening with him, making handmade Istrian pasta and other specialties, drinking wine, and learning about local food culture. We’ll all sit down for dinner together in Goran the Chef’s dining room to enjoy the fabulous Istrian feast we’ve prepared.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner