Motovun personally

According to the legend, the mythical Jason and Argonauts sailed on the river Mirna at the foot of Motovun, and the first inhabitants who left traces filled this area between 3,500. and 2,200 BC. The first mention of the town of Motovun called Montona (Celtic origin, meaning - Town in the hill) is found in the document of the Rižana Assembly manuscript from 804 (Placitum of Riziano), and after a century of German rule and the Patriarch of Aquileia Motovun in 1278 asked Venice to accept it under his rule and under which he remained until 1797.