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Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun

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Motovun, Croatia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Little Motovun was one of our favorite towns we visited in Istria. Very authentic and untouched by time. A definite recommendation however make sure that you can walk uphill comfortably as it is all a climb. I would also recommend visiting off season as I...More

Thank swtraveler15
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Surrounded by a medieval wall...it's best to take the bus UP to it and DOWN from it. The streets are very cobblestoned as well as up and down. I would say they are not suited for someone who has issues walking. Saw several people in...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Motovun is a beautiful medieval city still intact and in use today. Entrance shows Venician and Roman influences. There is a beautiful view of the countryside from the city. A must visit if you are near the Hills of Istria.

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Motovun in Istra is top place to visit. Truffles...green valleys...hilltops...little old streets...authentic restaurants...great views...very old culture...heritage...nice local people...well, all that is sufficient to get you in this beautiful and romantic Motovun. You will not regret.

Thank Vedran C
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This town is in Istria, an easy drive from Rovijn. It sits atop a mountain and has a medieval wall that surrounds it. The area has olive groves and vineyards that look so pretty. We enjoyed having lunch with a beautiful view of the land....More

Thank Patty J
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a beautiful little town with great views of the valley below. All of the people there are very friendly and proud of their little town on the mountain. We enjoyed the small museum and the two young people working the desk were very...More

Thank 467abigailp
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were on a small tour called the Hill Towns of Istria, yet were quite pleasantly surprised at the charming and scenic hills with fortified towns scattered throughout this area. We spent some time in Motovun (and you don't need more than a few hours),...More

Thank Travelfan
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If it’s a cloudy day and you can’t go to the beach then visit Motovun. There is a parking (20kn) and a bus (20kn) at the foot of the hill. The prices are suitable for a tourist place like that. You can buy truffles and...More

Thank Damiana M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Do plan to walk around when visiting Motovun. The views over the valley below are spectacular. Plan to eat here too, and spend a relaxing day.

Thank Winesnobs_Two
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This ancient, walled town is a must if you are traveling through Istria or biking the Parenzana bike trail. It's up a moderately steep I km road from the bike trail with lots of good restos with great views over the valley. Be sure to...More

Thank John C
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10 February 2015|
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Response from Dragan K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't write that "Pod voltom" is in Morovun.