Motovun in Croatia is an Istrian medieval town whose appearance is a frequent motive of the Istrian hinterland. It is located on a hill above Mirna river, one of the most fertile territories of Istria, known for many vineyards and truffles. Therefore, it is a perfect choice for a one-day escape from the coast, which is why it is frequently visited by many guests who spend their holiday in Umag and Rovinj.
Due to a favourable climate and the influence of Mirna river, Motovun forest is one of the most favourable places for “hunting” truffles and experts point out that the white truffle from this part of Istria is one of the highest quality truffles in the world. Hospitality workers in many agricultural tourisms and taverns offer various imaginative meals in combination with truffles, which is a true treat for the most demanding gourmands. Of course, a glass of top quality wine from one of the vineyards stretching around the city is unavoidable with a good meal. The most popular wines are those from the Istrian sorts of white malvasia and red teran. Apart from gastronomy, Motovun also offers many excitements for culture lovers. This is a town filled with interesting churches, walls and picturesque stone streets that are especially alive during the film festival. Bicyclists enjoy the bicycle paths that go through the untouched nature of the Mirna river valley, and things are especially interesting during the balloon competitions, which are often held in the town due to the climate. Go to an excursion in Motovun and feel the soul of the original Green Istria!
What should you see and experience in Motovun?
- Old town core and a unique view from the walls over the Mirna river valley
- Gothic bell tower from the 13th century next to the parish church of St. Stjepan (Sv. Stephen) from the 17th century
- Romanic communal palace on the main town square
- Climb to the peak of Motovun, which is the longest Croatian staircase with its 1052 stairs
- Motovun Film Festival gathers thousands of film lovers
How's the weather in Motovun
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7°C - 12°C
2°C - 11°C
-4°C - 8°C
-2°C - 7°C
6°C - 9°C
1°C - 7°C