Istrian wife Šavrinke have their upswing in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, until it among their path carved a crude re-established the border between Italy and Yugoslavia, and so cut off from Trieste to Istria. Šavrinke - jajčarice, itinerant merchant, early in the morning, even before the dawn appeared in the sky, gone "to the feet," the donkey (Istrian: Musa), you head to put on "plenjer" (trash) "saddlebag" and "fagot "(Supplies for loading) and headed towards Motovunščini or Buzetščini.
These were the areas around which Šavrinke buying eggs. Each yourself is to know exactly in which you can it and into a house. It is passed down from generation to generation. They told them, "Tan where vidiste to smoke ses fireplaces, one of which čujaste cantatas pateline, tan willingly. One more thing: hard glihat, fair pay! "During the journey they're leaking various" Sinjal "(signs by which they knew what went in which direction). Šavrinke the eggs (and other supplies) mostly sold in Trieste, there buy things that people need in these places (mild, soap, nails, paraffin, clothes, etc.). Most wife was home from Kubed and Gračišče. Šavrinke are on the way broke through many hours. From Gračišče to Trieste are needed even after 6 hours of walking. In those days they did not know streetlights, walked in solid darkness.
Šavrinke know how they say that they are on the way strange things happen. Believe in mythical creatures that have shaped each his own destiny. They are very afraid "shear" and "štrigonov" - wicked witch who know how to man "žaštrigati" so that it can monitor disaster. Because of this, there are many things worked "backward" - back. This is supposed to keep you from evil spells. Therefore, when you visit the villages around here, you do not forget the morning underwear wrong turn. This will guard against evil spells will also help some "antištrigin", but they know how to prepare local people after secret recipe.
Great scourge of the local people were also "kodlaki" or vampires. Known is the story of a vampire George Grandi, who in the Middle Ages sow fear and terror among the Istrian aquatic life. "Twilight" was a scourge that has scared children. At night, the village came in the form of a dog or cat. Therefore children when evening fell, they had nothing to do outside. During the night the children around the neck undertook a red scarf to protect against this scourge.
Places around Buzet, Gradina, Smokvice, Abitanti and other surrounding villages are not something special just for this reason. In these places that are away from the city hustle and bustle, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful nature and still beautifully preserved village, which together with the friendly locals defy time. We invite you to visit these places on our tours, where you'll Istria experienced with the help of a guide - host of krajpozna to perfection and you will be able to showcase places in such a way that they will never forget.