Travel guide Motovun
Effortless arrival to Motovun
The small town of Motovun is located in the northwest of Croatia, in the Istria region. You can easily reach your accommodation, holiday home, or apartment in Motovun by car or public transport. The nearest airport is located in Rijeka
. From there, you can reach your holiday apartment in Motovun with a rental car or by bus. Book your accommodation, holiday home, beach villa, or apartment with a pool, garden, air conditioning, parking, fireplace, terrace, and in the best location according to your personal preferences. Enjoy relaxing days directly on the beach in Central Istria.
The climate in the Istria region
The region of Istria
is influenced by an oceanic climate. Summers in Motovun are warm with temperatures between 19°C and 27°C, with occasional rainfall. In winter, temperatures are mild and significantly above freezing point. The best time to travel for a hiking holiday in Motovun
is from May to October.
Dining in Croatia
During your stay at your holiday accommodation, villa, or holiday home in Motovun, enjoy some delicious Istrian cuisine. It is characterized by variety and international influences. You will find dishes inspired by Venetian cuisine as well as creations rooted in modern Turkish cuisine. Typical Istrian fare includes hearty bean stews, lentil dishes, cabbage, and fried sausage. Since there are rich deposits of white truffles in the Motovun area, they are often on menus and are not as expensive as in Germany. These underground-growing mushrooms are harvested from October to December and then sold fresh in stores. For the rest of the year, dried products or aromatic truffle oil are available. Fresh fish, shellfish, and shrimp come from the coast. If you prefer cooking at your holiday apartment in Motovun, you can purchase fresh ingredients from markets or specialty shops at affordable prices. After a delicious meal, take a stroll along the medieval city walls.
Fun and action for a family vacation with children
A family vacation with children in Motovun in Central Istria offers numerous opportunities for active recreation with hiking, swimming, and other leisure activities. During truffle season, it is possible to watch truffle hunters at work. Children can observe how the search dogs sniff out the precious mushrooms and how they are carefully unearthed. The proximity to the sea is perfect for swimming and water sports. Around Kvarner Bay, there are designated nature reserves where dolphins frolic. Guided boat tours take you and your children to these spots, providing a wonderful natural spectacle. Near Pula
, there is an underwater park where you can get close to fish with safe diving equipment. If you are arriving by car, you can bring your dog or pet along and explore the beautiful beaches and hills of the landscape together with your family. The small town has so much to see! Also, take a trip to Pazin or Poreč.
Discover the most beautiful places around Motovun
The town of Motovun and its attractions offer many beautiful spots for exploring its eventful history. It is surrounded by an inner wall built in the 14th century and an outer wall with defensive towers and city gates constructed between the 16th and 17th centuries. The entire architecture is heavily influenced by Venetian building art, which dominated the townscape until the 18th century. The Polesini Palace with its ornate facade is particularly impressive. In front of it stands a 14th-century fountain adorned with the town's coat of arms and Venetian lions. A trip to the seaside is worthwhile to visit Novigrad
, with its artistic buildings and beautiful harbor. Are you planning a holiday with a dog in Motovun
? Then, extensive hikes in Istria are a great idea. There are lovely circular walking routes around the town and to neighboring communities. Visit Zamask and the Jezero Butoniga reservoir nearby. The Parenzana trail in northwest Istria is affectionately known as the Path of Friendship and Health. If you prefer walking along the water, the route along the Limski Canal between the towns of Vrsar
and Rovinj is approximately 22 kilometers long. Film enthusiasts can schedule their visit during the Motovun Film Festival in the summer, when several open-air cinema venues showcase international movies. The best films are awarded the Propeller of Motovun film prize. The film festival, held exclusively in open-air cinemas, takes place over five days during the summer months. The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Crkva Blažene Djevice) and the bell tower are also worth a visit! Rent a cozy holiday accommodation or holiday home, a personal apartment, or a villa according to your personal preferences with a pool, terrace, fireplace, parking, garden, air conditioning, and in the best location. Enjoy unforgettable holidays in Central Istria's unforgettable landscape.