Croatia, Motovun Guide (B): Top Things to Do in Motovun, Croatia
Motovun is an Istrian hill town home to just over 500 locals and dramatically located 1,000 feet above vineyards and forest. Parking is located atop the steep, twisty road, though to reach Old Town, visitors must take a steep 10-minute walk uphill.
The big, pink Hotel Kastel is the best place to stay in town. Once a castle, the hotel now features 33 rooms, a restaurant, spa, indoor pool, cultural center and the best views around as it tops the hill in Old Town. We enjoyed a fantastic three-course meal out on the terrace which included pasta in truffle sauce, pork tenderloin, and a sampling of dessert.
The hotel is also the hub for the Motovun Film Festival which takes place in late July or early August and the population of the town explodes to 20,000 people! For a quieter visit, be sure to find out the exact dates of the event.
To reach the top of the hill and Old Town, there isn’t any other choice but to walk the main drag which is lined with wine and truffle shops. If nothing else, truffle enthusiasts will enjoy the aroma that lingers from the shops. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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