Die lange Tradition des bekanntesten Maronenfestes in Kroatien
The famous Lovran sweet chestnuts have always been particularly important for the people living in the Kvarner region. Lovran is known for its large sweet chestnut plantations that are located in the hinterland of this small coastal town.
The Marunada sweet chestnut festival is an old tradition equally popular among local people and visitors to this area of all age groups. Donkey races are part of this tradition, just like roast chestnuts. A wide range of desserts and other specialities rounds off the offer of this popular food festival.
The tradition of Marunada started back in 1973 in Lovran, but it soon expanded to the entire Opatija Riviera. During the chestnut season, local bars and restaurants offer various cakes, pancakes, pies and other delicacies made with sweet chestnuts according to original recipes from this area. Marunada is also the place where you can taste Medica – the traditional honey brandy that that is sweet for the palate and beneficial for sore throat in the period of colds.