A Blissful Weekend in Istria, Croatia

Stunning view of the hilltop town of Motovun in Istria

A region in the northwestern corner of Croatia dotted with olive groves, vineyards, truffle forests and picturesque towns, Istria is home to more attractions and highlights that you would first expect. As the lion’s share of the tourist attention in Croatia goes to Dubrovnik , Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Dalmatian coast, Istria remains a relatively undiscovered region. Exploring ... Read Full Article

Motovun, Croatia: Movies and Much More


A visit to Istria’s Mirna River Valley is a must for two reasons: its truffle-rich forests and its memorable hilltop towns. One such town is Motovun. One of Croatia's most picturesque stops, Motovun is better known, today, as the venue of the popular Motovun International Film Festival. The Medieval Core: According to legend, Motovun was created by giants who inhabited these lands; this old ... Read Full Article