Exploring the medieval Motovun | Croatia


After almost of three months of not posting anything I think it’s finally time for a new post! In these last couple of months we’ve been really busy redecorating our apartment (which is still not finished), I have been writing my master thesis and then some other things happened, so… You know how it is. 🙂 But this past weekend we finally had some time to enjoy ourselves and we headed to the Slovenian seaside. While we spent the Saturday mainly relaxing in Koper, on Sunday we decided to go to Croatia. Our initial plan was to spend the day by the seaside in Novigrad, but then decided to also visit Motovun. Motovun is one of the Istrian villages that has been on our bucket list since we visited Grožnjan last autumn. You can read more about Grožnjan here.


Motovun is actually a hilltop medieval village situated around 200m above the valley and is full of cobblestone streets, cute houses, amazing views and delicious food! To reach the Motovun you cannot go all the way up with the car, but you have to leave it at designated parking place below. It costs 20hrk per day. If you want there is also a shuttle bus which can take you up, but we preferred walking. Actually the old city centre is not that far away (maybe 10 minutes of walking), but it is uphill!


While going up there are so many cute houses with colourful window shutters. I just love it!


… And streets full of blooming flowers…


Reaching the top!

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Here we had lunch at restaurant ‘Pod Voltom’ with amazing view all over the valley below. In my opinion the restaurants that have the prime spot here and view are a little bit overpriced, but they are definitely worth it! Since it is black truffle season right now we had a risotto and homemade pasta with truffles. It was amazing! And for dessert we tried for the first time panna cotta with honey and truffles which was one of the best desserts I ever had. Can’t recommend it enough 🙂



In the old city centre you can walk all the way around on city walls and admire the views which are simply amazing 🙂

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Motovun makes it a perfect place for a lovely day trip. If you want you can also do it together with Grožnjan which is nearby.


Have you been to Motovun? Did you love it as much as I did? 


  1. 24th May 2017 / 9:10 am


    • anacerne
      24th May 2017 / 9:13 am

      You have to visit it! Motovun is so amazing! 🙂

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