The story of „boškarin“ – the greatest symbol of Istria

Published 25.01.2017

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Istrian „boškarin“ is one of the greatest symbols of Istria. The importance of Istrian cattle, especially the Istrian ox, is a big part of the cultural identity of Istria.

You’ll find out due to which characteristics this magnificent animal stand out from other cattle breeds, why it is considered indigenous and specificonly for this area and what is the today’s situation of breeding this cattle. You will visit the educational-culinary center where culinary specialties based on Istrian beef have a special place. You will visit the vineyards and wine cellars of Kanfanar, where, along the wine tasting, you will learn about the role of “boškarin” working in the fields, vineyards and in the construction of the Istrian “kažuni” (round field shelters), made of drywall. You will spice up the story of “boškarin” by participating in the festival, where you can try to plow with these animals, the same way the people of this area once did.


Main activities / attractions : learning about „boškarin“, the greatest symbol of Istria, his importance for the cultural identity of Istria and working with the farmers, visit to the vineyards, wine cellars and Educational center, participating at Jakovlja, the „boškarin“ festival

Tourist packages range from two to five days. The basic activities program for a four-day package includes: Day 1: accommodation and info-meeting; Day 2: learning about Boškarin, vineyards and wine cellar, visiting „kažuni“; Day 3: educational-gastronomy center, tasting charcuterie, culinary class; Day 4: attending the Jakovlje fest, learning about old crafts, Boškarin’s festival; Day 5: departure. The packages are available throughout the year for groups of one to 20 and more persons. The accommodation is available in accommodation facilities with three, four or five stars. Transfer individual or by van or by bus. It is possible to rent a bike or use your own. Professional guides available in Croatian, Italian, English, German or French language. Other languages available on request. The information contained herein is indicative and non-binding. Please contact us for the final quote. Photograpy: D. Meden

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Published 25.01.2017

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