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Motovun, an Istrian hilltop village
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Beyond coastal cities and resorts, the Istrian region offers a surprising variety of treasures buried in the rolling vineyard-draped hills and along the rugged coast. Rovinj is one of Croatia's most romantic towns and Pula is known for its Roman ruins. While the interior villages of Draguc and Hum have slowly experienced depopulation, once-abandoned Groznjan has been reborn as a thriving arts colony. Even remote Motovun hosts an annual film festival within its medieval walls.

This itinerary assumes that you'll arrive in Pula, a fair assumption such Pula is the only Istrian town with an airport (see more on flights to Pula). You can rent a car at Pula airport. It's helpful (although not essential) to have a car, especially to visit the hill towns of Motovun and Groznjan. All other coastal and interior towns are well-connected by bus.

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The Inner Istria

Duration:Nine Nights
Start: Pula
Finish: Porec

Day 1

Visit central Pula, spending the morning in the fascinating Roman Amphitheatre that dates from the first century. Then see Pula's other famous Roman sights: the Temple of Augustus, Hercules Gate and the Triumphal Arch of the Sergii. Be sure to take in Pula's evening light show. More on Pula's sights.

Recommended Hotel in Pula: Park Plaza Histria Hotel

Day 2

Take a day trip to the Brijuni Islands National Park . In addition to fascinating archaeological finds dating back to the Illyrians, the main island, Veli Brijun, was a retreat for Marshal Tito and contains mementos from his rule over former Yugoslavia. See more on day trips from Pula.

Day 3

Drive to Rovinj. Along the way, stop in Vodnjan to see the eerie mummies or visit the hilltop village of Bale.

Recommended Hotel in Rovinj: Hotel Monte Mulini

Day 4

Visit the town of Rovinj, climbing the old streets to admire the Cathedral of St Euphemia. See more on Rovinj sights.

Day 5

Take a short boat ride to Crveni Otok or rent a bike and pedal around Zlatni Rt, stopping for a swim. Or perhaps make a day trip to Pazin or Buzet? See more on day trips from Rovinj.

Day 6

Drive to Porec, stopping to visit the Lim Fjord on the way.

Recommended Hotel in Porec: Hotel Valamar Diamant

Day 7

Visit the Euphrasian Basilica and other sights in Porec.

Day 8

Take a day trip that takes in Motovun and Groznjan. See more on day trips from Porec.

 

 

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