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Motovun is a picturesque medieval town in the county of Istria in Croatia. It is located in the interior of Istria, on a 270-meter high hill near the towns of Buzet and Pazin, about twenty kilometers from the western coast of Istria. The area was inhabited since prehistoric times when it was inhabited by the ancient Celts and Illyrians. It was named after the Celtic word "Montona", which means city in the mountains. In the 10th and 11th century it belonged to Poreč bishops, and from the 12th to the 18th century it was under Venetian rule, when it was developed and it received its current appearance. In this period were built massive walls which surround the city, and today serve as a promenade from which is beautiful view on all four sides of central Istria. Within the city are well-preserved towers, city gates, stone streets and stone houses that contain elements of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance, which is a typical example of Venetian colonial architecture. Today, the town has about 1,000 inhabitants and the backbone of the eco...
...nomy along with agriculture is tourism thanks to its unique location, beautiful nature and the medieval charm that has remained to this day. Accommodation in Motovun can be found in several small family hotels and many apartments, rooms and holiday homes as part of private family accommodation. Motovun is surrounded with thick forests and meadows where you can hike, ride a bike or go in organized truffle hunting, and enjoy the fresh air and the intoxicating scents of nature. Paragliding airfield was built recently, from which you can take off, and experience Motovun and the whole central Istria from a different perspective. Many cultural and entertainment events are held in Motovun, out of which the most famous is Motovun film festival. This world-famous festival is held in Motovun every year in late July. Visit Motovun, this romantic medieval town and enjoy beautiful and breathtaking views. Search for cheap private accommodation in Motovun and the surrounding area. Apartments, rooms and holiday homes in Motovun cheaper up to 40%, without expensive agency fees. Welcome to Motovun!