Things to experience year-round in Istria
For visitors in Spring
Spring is a fantastic time to visit Bolara 60. The sun’s warmth has returned, the meadows are full of wild flowers and the orchards are blossoming. In April and May the forests are full of wild asparagus and wild garlic; by June we’re picking wild strawberries and green walnuts to make nocino.
For visitors in Summer
For a proper Mediterranean holiday head here in July and August for week after week of deep blue skies. Cool off in the sea during the day and start each evening with a spritz. The garden and farmers’ market keep us in cherries, apricots, figs, melons, raspberries, peaches and more. And don’t miss the Grožnjan Jazz Festival, just up the hill from us.
For visitors in Autumn
Autumn brings the prized white truffles, delicious simply shaved over pasta, and of course the grape (September) and olive (October-November) harvests. The weather is usually still warm and sunny, ideal for long country walks, helping with the harvests or foraging for autumn berries.
For visitors in Winter
Morning mists hang low in the valleys, sometimes evaporating into incredibly clear, crisp days when the bura blows from the north. Winter is time for making charcuterie and enjoying frosty walks followed by hearty dinners of wild boar stew and freshly ground polenta in front of the fire.