Motovun lies on top of a solitary hill. It has many steep, narrow, crooked alleys and houses, all made of the same lime stone, and, of course, beautiful views over Mirna valley and surrounding mountains.
Istria (Croatian, Slovene: Istra; Italian: Istria; Istriot: Eîstria), formerly Histria (Latin), is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.