Buje Tourist Board
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On March 08-09, Krasica, a picturesque village in the vicinity of Buje, will host the 17th "Oleum olivarum", one of the oldest olive oil fairs in Croatia. Over time, the manifestation developed into an international festival of olive oils participated in by scientific-research institutions, olive growers and olive oil manufacturers from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia.
Since at "Oleum olivarum" oils are analysed in keeping with the highest standards in the region, an increasing number of olive growers are registering for the fair to receive recognitions facilitating and raising the successfulness of the presentation of their olive oils to the target market. From the first manifestation in 1998, at which only 18 samples were taken, in 2012 the number rose to as many as 140 samples.
In the framework of the two-day program, the hosts of the "Oleum olivarum" manifestation will organize the tasting of top olive oils for participants and visitors, combined with Istrian dishes and domestic wines and honey offered at occasional stalls, organize expert lectures, award medals to olive oil manufacturers, while authors of artworks thematizing olives will be presented awards in the framework of a unique international visual arts competition "Ex tempore".
Krasica will enchant you with its beauty, its view of the fertile, cultivated slopes and terraces covered with olive trees and wine grapes, extending all the way to the valley of the river of Mirna and even further, all to the sea.
You are invited to visit this part of Istria and discover its roots and natural beauties, experiencing the magical atmosphere in which the beauty of unspoiled nature is combined with the hospitality of industrious and humble people devoted to the authentic values and traditions which stand the test of time.