#4 Buzet – Subotina festival
Ivan and Nada Šćulac, from the village of Zamask in central Istria, selling traditional handmade baskets at the Subotina festival. Buzet, September 2010
Buzet is a small medieval hill town in central Istria – an area renowned for its truffles. It hosts several annual festivals dedicated to the tuber, and each year in early September, the Subotina festival, the roots of which lie in the traditional town or village fairs which were once held throughout the region, but mostly disappeared around the time of the Second World War. Along with live traditional music and people dressed in period costume, there are stalls selling local produce – Istrian pršut (dry-cured ham), wine, olive oil, freshly milled cornmeal, cheese infused with truffles… – and handicrafts, such as these baskets.
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