After spending four days in Croatia with my parents and toddler, I have done my best to condense this down to three posts. This, my last on Croatia, is about the incredible old village of Motovun on the penisula of Istria, Croatia. Nestled in the vineyards and mountains of western Croatia, Motovun sits upon a small peak. Let’s begin with the fine view of Motovun from afar…
I love the vineyards in the foreground. This whole area is wine country.
THIS JUST IN- turns out, Mario Andretti was born here! His parents were Italian, as were many of the residents of Motovun back then.
The church is the Parish Church of St. Stephen (Sveti Stjepan) circa early 17th century.
AND NOW THE VIEWS FROM THE TOP……
So to make a long story short, Eliot collapsed in the stroller on the bumpy road down to the car. So as he slept, we decided to drive to another town, Novigrad for shopping and dinner! Life is SO good when your child naps.
Sorry, couldn’t resist…I will say they have a lot of shopping here. The kind of clothes shopping you might see in TJ Max or Ross…but the good thing is, you can barter the down to the price you care to pay. I love that.
Anyhow, life with a toddler means you have to ride the tourist train….the PINK tourist train. Well, whatever.
A lovely part of Istria, is it has Italian influences, so you get a Croatian/Italian blend.