- Encounters with locals
- Place or Religious Monument
- Place or Historical Monument
I really developed a soft spot for the small village of Motovun during my visit to Istria. Proudly built on a hill, you'll need to leave your car at the entrance to the village and travel the last metres on foot. Completely paved, Motovun resembles Provençal villages. Flowers in planters, well maintained small gardens, smart souvenir shops and truffles everywhere.
The first time I tried a truffle, I found the taste very strong but I quickly got used to it and discovered a passion for local dishes based on truffles.
But, Motovun is a victim of its success and the accommodation prices are relatively high especially for the area. Some advice, choose another town as a base and just spend the day wandering through the old village. The view of the surroundings from the top of the hill is amazing, and you can walk along the ramparts. A pleasant stop during your stay in Croatia.