Motovun has become a major tourist attraction due to its recognizable medieval shape and great climate. Visitors enjoy walking through the medieval streets, taking in views from the city walls and exploring the countryside through various bike and walking trails. The natural beauty of the place leaves no one indifferent and it is a perfect place for those who love nature and adventures.
There are three bike trails in the Motovun area which have been marked:
601 VELI JOŽE (Big Joe Trail)
602 VOĆNI PUT (Fruit Trail)
603 STARA FERATA (Old Railway)
Bike maps: OVDJE
Više: ISTRIA BIKE
Rent a bike - MONTONA TOURS:
T. +385(0)958321795 Barbara
Rent a e-Bike / bike - TERRA MAGICA ADVENTURES:
T. +385(0)917641300 Tihomir
The City Printing House Antico
THE CITY PRINTING HOUSE ANTICO, named after ANDREA ANTICO DE MONTONA, offers the creation of unique Motovun souvenirs using traditional hand-printing technique on a replica of the medieval Gutenberg printing press, with the possibility to choose motifs and personal messages to keep forever your memories of a day spent in Motovun. The motifs of graphics and illustrations range from idyllic representations of Motovun to fairy tales and legends of the Istrian region. The paper used to print this unique souvenir is hand-made, where each leaf contains part of the Motovun forest thanks to fallen leaves and fruits collected and processed in the Workshop of Master Janez.
ANDREA ANTICO DE MONTANA - Andrija Motovunjanin, was a musician born in Motovun between 1470 and 1480, known as a publisher, printer, anthologist, intabulator and composer. He signed two of his compositions in 1510 as Andrea Antico de Montana and in 1517 as Andrea Anticho de Monton and he signed the privileges of Pope Leo X (1513, 1516, 1517) as "Chierico da Parenzo". Either on his own or a co-publishing, he printed and participated in the printing of about thirty music books. He also introduced several innovations in music printing, such as moving notes and woodcuts, which he carved and printed most often himself. He enjoyed a good reputation among his colleagues because, as a printer and experienced musician, he was able to incorporate an attractive music repertoire into his printing material. It is important to note that some of the works of famous European composers of this period are only preserved in his editions, such as the Book of Fifteen Masses - Liber quindecim missarum 1516, and with his own frottoles for four voices, of which he composed 17, he is the first to be confirmed Croatian composer of the 16th century.
Discover Motovun Truffle – organized trip to a forest near Motovun on a truffle hunt / a guided walk
Kanal 27, MOTOVUN
T. + 385(0)98219607
Borgo 32a, MOTOVUN
T. +385(0)98428289 Mihael
Cultural and educational center
We offer our visitors:
• tasting of freshly prepared homemade bread and pasta
• tour of the center
• demonstration of grain grinding using a water powered stone mill
• pasta making workshop (available with prior announcement)
• discount at Restaurant „Kaštel“ – homemade local food prepared in a modern way
A colorful, vivid and sometimes turbulent history is what the little town of Motovun is made of. A pioneer of music printing was born here and the inventor of ship propeller lived and worked here. In trepidatious times of Second World War an automobilistic ace to be, spent his childhood in Motovun. From Motovun forest, passing by a railroad station in the foothill of Motovun, to the highest point – belltower which the giant Great Joze shook – let us take you on an unforgettable journey through magical (hi)story of Motovun. This story is called „Motovun: A History in Motion“.
If you want to learn more about all of this things in one place, then the Cultural and educational center Kastel is the place to be. Interactive and multimedial, and playing with Your senses, read about, hearabout, and, at our homemade pasta and delicacies workshop, even taste a bite of Motovun's rich history.
Cultural and educational center Kastel (Boutique hotel Kastel)
Trg Andrea Antico 7, Motovun
Tel: +385 52 681 607
HikeIstric is outdoor tour company which organizes private Hiking and MTB adventures in Istria.
Istria has plenty to offer outside of the more popular tourist attractions. HikeIstric strive to provide a fun and safe adventure for everyone to enjoy and discover some of the hidden gems of Istria. Certified guide ensures that you can just relax and enjoy the scenery without any worries. This is a new way to discover the true heart of Istria.
Contact HikeIstric and start your adventure!
Address: Gradiziol 56, 52424 Motovun
Phone/WhatsApp: +385 91 606 4698