Today I present the first half of possibly all the doors of the village Nova vas in Slovenian Istria where we went for the garlic. Okay, and wine.
The Garlic and Wine Festival is the annual event over one summer weekend when locals offer their garlic products, wine and hospitality. This July I visited it for the first time with my father who is a regular.
In my family garlic has always been eaten and not just burnt into the dish for the taste and then discarded, as SOME (hint, the neighbouring Italians) seem to prefer.
No wonder father bought four kilos.
The free but hot bus ride from Piran that should have taken much less than an hour doubled in time because of the holiday traffic near the Slovenian-Croatian border. The driver did a couple of manoeuvres to buy us some time and finally was able to turn off the main road into the hill above the Dragonja river on the border towards the New Village, which is what Nova vas means.
First the local guide took us on a visit around the village that included the church with the cemetery and the museum – a house kept intact from the old times. Today’s post will cover this, the first part of the visit.
The second part, which will follow in due time, will show doors from the stroll around the stalls and tastings that came next. Even though the festivities ended in a dance, we ran away like a couple of Cinderellas. Back to Piran where I had an abseiling princess to catch.