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Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun

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Motovun, Croatia
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"walk up"
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"hill towns"
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"film festival"
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"worth a visit"
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"shuttle bus"
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"shops selling"
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"cobbled streets"
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"amazing views"
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"ancient city"
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"surrounding area"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you Anthony Bourdain, thank you. I can't remember exactly when we watched the Croatian Coast episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations series, but the little mountain-top town of Motovun always stayed with us. So when we decided to visit Istria/Northern Croatia last year we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveled from Rovinj. Roads were challenging, but the town was charming. Particularly enjoyed the views.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Little Motovun was one of our favorite towns we visited in Istria. Very authentic and untouched by time. A definite recommendation however make sure that you can walk uphill comfortably as it is all a climb. I would also recommend visiting off season as I...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Surrounded by a medieval wall...it's best to take the bus UP to it and DOWN from it. The streets are very cobblestoned as well as up and down. I would say they are not suited for someone who has issues walking. Saw several people in...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Motovun is a beautiful medieval city still intact and in use today. Entrance shows Venician and Roman influences. There is a beautiful view of the countryside from the city. A must visit if you are near the Hills of Istria.

Thank Laurence M
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Motovun in Istra is top place to visit. Truffles...green valleys...hilltops...little old streets...authentic restaurants...great views...very old culture...heritage...nice local people...well, all that is sufficient to get you in this beautiful and romantic Motovun. You will not regret.

Thank Vedran C
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This town is in Istria, an easy drive from Rovijn. It sits atop a mountain and has a medieval wall that surrounds it. The area has olive groves and vineyards that look so pretty. We enjoyed having lunch with a beautiful view of the land....More

Thank Patty J
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a beautiful little town with great views of the valley below. All of the people there are very friendly and proud of their little town on the mountain. We enjoyed the small museum and the two young people working the desk were very...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were on a small tour called the Hill Towns of Istria, yet were quite pleasantly surprised at the charming and scenic hills with fortified towns scattered throughout this area. We spent some time in Motovun (and you don't need more than a few hours),...More

Thank Travelfan
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

If it’s a cloudy day and you can’t go to the beach then visit Motovun. There is a parking (20kn) and a bus (20kn) at the foot of the hill. The prices are suitable for a tourist place like that. You can buy truffles and...More

Thank Damiana M
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Response from Dragan K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't write that "Pod voltom" is in Morovun.
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