Maruni

Maruni

Growing in the foothills of Učka, is the famous chestnut tree known as Lovranski marun, that is, the marron of Lovran, whose fruit is most commonly eaten roasted. Come their season sometime in October Lovran holds its traditional festivity, Marunada, when gastronomy is devoted to the sweet chestnut. In the streets they are eaten roasted, but in restaurants a range of dishes both sweet and savoury, including chestnut soup, are prepared.