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Grožnjan and Motovun

Different eras and influences have made Istria’s inland a culturally rich area. Discover the traces of the past in Motovun and Grožnjan - you will be enchanted by their famous charm.

If you choose to visit Grožnjan, you will discover one of the most beautiful pearls of Istria. Grožnjan is a meeting point for international artists, a centre for young people from around the world who come here for a summer music school and attend classes for various instruments. Painters, sculptors and ceramists founded an artists’ colony here back in 1965. Today there are over 30 different galleries and art studios in Grožnjan. Walking along the narrow streets you will find some of the most beautiful souvenirs of colorful Istria.

Motovun is a charming medieval town that has situated itself on a hill and is surrounded by walls which date from the 13th and the 14th century. A visit to Motovun will reward you with a magnificent view of the Mirna valley and the Motovun forest - home to the world-famous truffles.

 

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