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Total rating of Motovun

4.4 out of 5 (27 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Motovun 

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 23/06/2017, travel period: June 2017

    “Nice surroundings with rural location. Minimarket within walking distance”

    This review has been given for property no. 867512 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Swedish. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Julia wrote
    on 18/09/2016, travel period: August 2016

    “It is very nice if you Motovun goes straight up, one has a great view and can good and cheap food. Especially truffles. Here near is not Grosserer shop. We could not find out if eventually market place in Motovun instead. Otherwise it is very nice and all are friendly. It comes via the motorways to the larger cities.”

    This review has been given for property no. 986308 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 02/09/2016, travel period: August 2016

    “Very idyllic and romantic with almost slightly morbid charm. Only residents are allowed to park with vehicle unique to the guest, otherwise a charge before the place. Visitors must before the hill park, therefore virtually no traffic noise.”

    This review has been given for property no. 899344 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 30/08/2016, travel period: August 2016

    “Shopping something away, but a very nice place”

    This review has been given for property no. 833462 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer has submitted the following rating
    on 24/07/2016, travel period: June 2016

    recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 862529


This is how holiday rental owners described Motovun

Motovun is a medieval town that grew up on the site of an ancient city called Kastelijer. It is situated on a hill 270 metres (886 feet) above sea level with houses scattered all over the hill. On the inner walls are several coats-of-arms of different Motovun ruling families and ...
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two gravestones of Roman inhabitants (dating from the 1st century).

The river Mirna flows below the hill and on the other side of the river there is the famous Motovun forest, an area of about 10 square kilometres (4 sq mi) in the valley of the river Mirna, of which 280 hectares (690 acres) is specially protected
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source: Zlatic
Motovun events

In Motovun, throughout the year, a number of traditional local and international manifestations take place:
"Bacanje roga (throwing of the horn)" - The traditional local games "bacanje roga (throwing of the horn)" is an integral part of Lent that is Lent festivities. On “Ash Wednesday”, the day after ...
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Shrove Tuesday, men compete in throwing of wooden bats or “bačuka” as close as possible to the ox horns. It is thrown in a number of stages and "Bacanje roga" the game takes place from the top to the bottom of the Motovun hill.

"Motovun samanj" - The traditional "Motovun samanj", is an annual local feast day which celebrates the consecration of the Motovun parish church of Saint Stephan, along with numerous festive and cultural programmes it is held on the 2nd of August.

Motovun film festival- The international Motovun film festival which was founded in the year 1999, at the beginning of August gathers here up to twenty thousand film lovers. The Hotel "Kaštel" regularly plays host to festival activities, from accommodation of contestants and guests of the festival to evening festivities and night film showings on the hotel terrace.

Autumn and winter offer Motovun, inhabitants of Motovun and their guests an abundance of nature’s gifts. This is the season when the renowned white truffles are gathered from the Motovun forest and when the bounty from the Motovun vineyards is transformed into the best Istrian wines, teran and malvasia. Throughout the whole month of October, in the whole Mirna valley – in Opatija, the Istrian thermal springs, Gradinje and Motovun – the festivities of the “Days of truffles” are held. During these days it is a special experience tasting dishes made from freshly picked truffles, these noble, tasty aphrodisiac mushrooms, including many other programs. Along with the month long “Days of truffles” festivities, Motovun, in the first weekend in November, plays host to the “Festival of balloons, wine and truffles”, a manifestation whose gastronomic pleasures are enriched with an air of adventure.



An old legend states that long ago giants lived in the valley of the River Mirna. They were so big that they could, looking at the towns on the hillsides above Mirna, hand each other tools and big rocks. One of the towns that were built by the giants during this legendary time was Motovun. Many years later, when Istria was inhabited by ordinary people, the giants began to disappear. However according to legends and the stories of Vladimir Nazor the noted Motovun giant Veli Jože was so big and strong that he could shake the bell tower of the Motovun church with his bare hands.

Motovun is a town-monument, an ancient Istrian acropolis town located atop a 277 metre high hill, whose present appearance dates back to the Middle Ages, from the 12th and 13th century. Leading to the top of the hill and its Venetian town square is the longest Istrian staircase, with 1052 steps.

From the rich architectural heritage of Motovun especially noteworthy are the city gates with tower, renaissance town palace, town lodge, parish church Saint Stephan, the smaller churches of Madonna dei Servi and Madonna delle porte, the medieval lay outof the streets, town cisterns and many coats of arms on the building facades. The position and vistas of Motovun make it one of the most beautiful towns on the Mediterranean. Hotel "Kaštel" is located on the main town square, in a palace from the 18th century.

Around Motovun lie vineyards from which come the renowned Istrian wines, teran and malvasia, while the Motovun forest, which extends for kilometres along the Mirna valley, is the dwelling place of the famed underground mushrooms, truffles that are extracted in this region with the help of specially trained dogs. Summer and early autumn is the period when black truffles come to fruition, whereas the Istrian white truffles are gathered in late autumn and winter. In the month of October, in numerous places in the Mirna Valley, festivities of "The days of truffles" are held. Dishes made with these truffles are the pride of the Hotel "Kaštel" in Motovun.

Motovun has historically been the most significant inhabited locality in the surrounding area according to recent research by "New Age" scientists. The significance of this town is due to its positioning on the crossroads of the Earth's energetic meridians that is on the so called "Dragon's furrow". These meridians emanate positive Earth life energy into their surroundings and in places where these "furrows" intersect, as in the case of Motovun, strong sources of positive energy appear, they are the "breathing orifices" of the planet Earth. Such energy fields have a relaxing and calming effect on man, increasing his concentration and spirituality, offering rest and rejuvenation, are conducive to meditation and generate creativity and tolerance. This may be the reason why there are so many gatherings and social events attended by people from all over the world in Motovun.
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source: Valenta

So lovely and near at the same time

Istria | The way to the next vacation can sometimes be so close: Just a few hours journey time by car it takes to reach the sunny peninsula Istria in Croatia when approaching from Italy. The abundance of Mediterranean vegetation appears here particularly in form of picturesque wine hills, lush green forests and olive groves which stretch out along the turquoise coloured Mediterranean Sea. Vacationers appreciate Istria not only for its delightful landscape but also for its many great beaches which can be found here along Croatian Adriatic Coast. Particularly nice conditions for a beach vacation and at the same time a big choice of holiday apartments and houses are offered for example in Medulin which is a former fishing town on the southern tip of Istria. The blue sea and the marvellous beaches don’t only lure sun lovers and occasional swimmers: Whether windsurfing or diving – Medulin is also an ideal water sport area. Not far away from Medulin is the town of Pula. In Istria’s biggest town – and at the same time the cultural and economic centre – you can visit the gigantic amphitheatre and the well preserved Augustus Temple both dating back to the Roman era. The popular resort Poreč situated in the western part of Istria has a number of nice beaches and is also an ideal starting point of many day trips – for example to the islands of Brijuni or into the idyllic hinterland. Those who are on the search for a tan might want to pop to one of the many offshore islands that are serviced by boat shuttles where you can alternatively seek a shady place. If you are looking to cool off a visit to a nearby limestone cave Baredine could be a good option. Another great place to recharge your batteries is the charming spa resort Opatija which lies on the other side Istria on the border to Kvarner Gulf.

atraveo provides you with more than 9,500 holiday apartments and houses in Istria. Many of them are situated around the bigger towns of Pula, Poreč, Medulin, Rabac and Umag. But there are also some pretty holiday homes on offer away from the major centres. You can find more information and tips also in the holiday home selection for Istria.
 

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  • Property no. 833485
    from GBP 630
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Approx. 105 m², 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 20 km, ,
  • Property no. 897603
    from GBP 657
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Approx. 180 m², pets not allowed, satellite TV, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, sea approx. 25 km,
  • Property no. 1014649
    from GBP 826
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 6 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 150 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, beach approx. 28 km
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 487038
    from GBP 601
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 10 persons

    Approx. 130 m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 19 km,
    4.2 out of 5
    5 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 792173
    from GBP 783
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 132 m², pets are allowed (max. 2), satellite TV, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, shingle beach approx. 20 km,
    5.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 756934
    from GBP 963
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 150 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, beach approx. 25 km, sauna, , ,
  • Property no. 1290127
    from GBP 630
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 4 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 90 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 28 km,
  • Property no. 867512
    from GBP 665
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Approx. 120 m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 27 km,
    5.0 out of 5
    3 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 1148710
    from GBP 2,154
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Approx. 300 m², 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 20 km, sauna,
  • Property no. 862529
    from GBP 449
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 104 m², pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, sea approx. 20 km,
    5.0 out of 5
    4 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 1180076
    from GBP 511
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 4 adults + 3 children

    Approx. 100 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), TV, washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 20 km,
  • Property no. 1263920
    from GBP 346
    for 1 week

    Motovun, Istria (Motovun and the surrounding area)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 100 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, beach approx. 20 km,
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