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Top Choice Istrian in Motovun

Konoba Mondo

Just before the outer town gate, this little tavern with a small side terrace serves imaginatively conceived and poshly presented Istrian mainstays, many featuring truffles. And if you just can't get enough of truff…
Museum in Motovun

Motovun: A History in Motion

Tucked away in a courtyard of the Hotel Kaštel, this small museum has interesting displays on the legendary giant of Motovun Forest, the grim lot of the local peasants forced to work as rowers on Venetian galleons, …
Food & Drinks in Motovun

Miro Tartufi

Truffles infuse olive oil, cheese and sausage in this cute wee shop. However, the main reason to visit is to arrange a truffle hunt (around €65 per person for a three-hour experience, including lunch). The family al…
Film in Motovun

Motovun Film Festival

Around 40,000 people flock to this five-day festival, held in late July. Founded in 1999, it presents a roster of independent and avant-garde films, with nonstop outdoor and indoor screenings, concerts and parties.
Walls in Motovun

Town Walls

It only takes about 10 minutes to circle Motovun's ramparts and you can get similar views of the surrounding countryside for free, just by walking around town. But visiting the walls does give you the chance to peek…
Istrian in Motovun

Pod Voltom

In a vaulted space within the inner town gates, this wood-beamed place serves simple down-home Istrian cuisine and pricier truffle dishes (for dessert go for the amazing truffle panna cotta). From June to September,…
Istrian in Motovun

Pod Napun

A great choice on the approach to the outer gate, this intimate and friendly restaurant has a terrace with sweeping valley views. It whips up well-prepared traditional dishes from the area. The owners also rent out …
Church in Motovun

Church of St Stephen

The town's centrepiece is this large Renaissance church, thought to have been designed by Venetian architect Andrea Palladio. The interior is a restrained affair, typical of churches of the period.