Croatia part 2 Motovun

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.

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Motovun cemetery
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First taste of truffles yummmmm

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Views from the top of Motovun …very special place
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Could of stayed a week or more

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Our accommodation for two nights
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View from our walk

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Still following those red arrows

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The walk was about 25 kilometres return

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Welcomed back from our walk
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These guys don’t need much room to paraglide

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The ledgend is that there used to be giants living in Motovun

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Our indoor well
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Drip drip drip….loved it!!!!!
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Saying goodbye to George
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Vlatka & Horst loved him
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One shot from our night in Pazin
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4 thoughts on “Croatia part 2 Motovun

  1. Thought we had finished our walking tour. So happy we haven’t. Such a small population, other than its beauty, what keeps residents in the town? Just the truffles?

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  2. Dear Kate, Dear Craig, Dear George!!! What a wonderful review of your short stay in Motovun! Reading your blog we understand that it might be a great idea to do a similar blog. You have wonderful photos and they reminds us on our very favorite guests! 🙂 Don´t forget to plan back in Australia your next trip to Europe… maybe Croatia, maybe walking the whole Parenzana tour.
    With lots of hugs and kisses, thinking of you!
    Vla and Horst

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