Duration: 10 hours
Departure: on request
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Hum and Motovun are two lovely small towns situated in the biggest Croatian peninsula, Istria.
After leaving in the morning, our first stop is Hum, known as the smallest town in the world. Hum’s history starts in the early Middle Ages and the town is still completely surrounded by old walls. It is also famous for the Glagolitic Alley, a trail of monuments that runs through several villages and ends at the Hum town gate, dedicated to the Glagolitic alphabet, the oldest known Slavic alphabet created in the 9th century.
Don’t forget to try the specialty of Hum, “biska” brandy made of mistletoe.
Our next stop is Motovun, a perfect place for lunch and a great opportunity to try Istrian delicacies: white truffles, teran wine and olive oil.
Motovun couisine is based on traditional Istrian recipes with white truffles as the main act. These valuable delicacies are found in the Motovun Forest. Some of the most popular Istrian dishes served in Motovun restaurants include Istrian prosciutto, the traditional maneštra, different types of pasta (fuži, njoki, pljukanci) with sauces of fresh seasonal vegetables and homemade sausages.
Motovun is a town full of cultural features from different historical periods.
Overlooking the Mirna River valley, it is surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior.
The Romanesque-Gothic bell tower with a crenulated crown from the 13th century, standing next to the Parish Church of St. Stephen from the 17th century, dominates the town's historic center. In the central square is the Romanesque Municipal Palace, the largest secular building in Istria of that period, surrounded by many other historic buildings.
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