Elly went off to start her next walk from Florence to Rome and Craig and I caught a bus inland of Istria to a medieval village called Motovun. Wow what an amazing town Motovun is and we also had one of the best Airbnb’s we have experienced. Vlatka & Horst are so warm and giving that we fell in love with them instantly. The apartment was divine and even had its own well in the kitchen.
We walked some of the Parenzana railway, which between 1902 and 1935 was the key route for the transportation of agricultural products in northwestern Istria. It went from Trieste in Italy to Porec in Croatia 116 kilometres but we only walk about 25 to Vizinada and back. Very easy and beautiful walk.
Motovun sits on a hilltop overlooking amazing country. It only has a population of just over 500 people and is famous for its truffles. You can get anything cooked with truffles, from risotto to pancakes and ice cream. I had never tasted it before but I had to give it a go and went for the risotto!!!! Yum absolutely delicious. I know it’s very expensive at home so I took a photo to show how much they used in 1 dish. We could have stopped in Motovun for much longer but it was time to move on. Vlatka & Horst drove us to Pazin where we spent one night before heading back to the coast.