Dobreć, "hidden" in the ancient forests of sweet chestnuts or maruni, is best known for this indigenous fruit of the Učka slopes
Dobreć, "hidden" in the ancient forests of sweet chestnuts or maruni, is best known for this indigenous fruit of the Učka slopes. Larger and sweeter than their chestnut “relatives”, the maruni are a world renowned local delicacy, and during October in Dobreć, the chestnut festival Marunada takes place, a long standing ”celebration” that is listed as one of Europe's finest gastronomic events.
The forest surrounding Dobreć is intersected by historical trails, which are often the destination of asparagus or mushroom pickers during the spring and autumn months, as well as walking paths leading to the top of Učka or the sea shore.
In addition to maruni, which are prepared in various ways including by baking or boiling in order to be added to desserts or even ice-creams - the local farmhouses are also known for olive oil, honey and other products that are best tasted in authentic Dobreć taverns.