Motovun - Montona

Among the personalities who often stayed in Motovun-Montona or whose place of origin is Motovun-Montona, we can point out Croatian artist Miroslav Šutej and Gianpaolo Polesini who advocated for the construction of the Učka tunnel at the first convocation of the Istrian Parliament in as early as 1861.

Andrea Antico, Renaissance composer and publisher, who was one of the first to use staff and the modern way of musical notation.

The famous inventor of the ship's propeller, Josef Ressel, whose invention has become a symbol of the international film festival, lived here between 1835 and 1843. He became famous due to the first successful experiment of starting a steamship with a propeller, which was held in Trieste in 1829.

Motovun-Montona is the birthplace of Mario Andretti (1940), famous auto racing champion, world champion of Formula 1 (1978) and the winner of the ''500 miles of Indianapolis'' race (1969).


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.