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  • Veli Jože Days

    25.05.2018 - 26.05.2018

    Motovun-Montona

    Giants festival


    Giants festival

    Veli Jože (Big Joe) - Istria’s Giant

    Do you believe the world of fairy tales and giants doesn't exist and that it's just fantasy for little children? Visit Motovun and you will step into a wondrous dimension where giants do rule, with Veli Jože, the best known among them, in the lead.

    The Veli Jože Festival in Motovun is dedicated not only to these Istrian giants but also to all other fantasy creatures that are the result of wild imagination.  Today fantasy literature is exceptionally popular, from Harry Potter to the Twilight Saga, and it all started with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. But Istria is not far behind in this genre. On the contrary, the well-known Croatian writer Vladimir Nazor told his story about Veli Jože back in 1908.

    The Veli Jože Festival brings to Motovun the screening of fantasy films, so this is a unique opportunity to watch movies about giants, both old and new, as well as documentaries and films for children. With its well-confirmed film tradition Motovun offers special 3D effects and confrontations of giants on the big screen.

    The festival is a real family event, where everyone can find something they like.  The streets of Motovun will be teeming with entertainers and musicians. Youngsters will be able to take part in creative workshops and in performances, while grown-ups can enjoy theatrical performances in the late hours of the night. The Old Crafts and Trades Fair, as well as eating establishments, will be offering XXL-sized products, giving visitors a chance to try giant-sized cheese, mortadella, pizza or numerous other gigantic morsels.

    » FB: Days of the Giant Veli Joze Motovun

    Organizator:

    TZ Motovun & Illustris travel DMC
    Trg Andrea Antico 1 T. +385 (0)52 681726
    info@istria-motovun.com

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  • Motovun Film Festival

    24.07.2018 - 28.07.2018

    Motovun-Montona

    19th film and small independent productions festival


    19th film and small independent productions festival

    Perched on top a steep hill overlooking river Mirna, this quaint Istrian town tickles the imagination and spreads good vibrations. Legend has it that it was home to giants in the ancient past, while some believe that dragon lines, courses of the Earth's positive energy, cross in Motovun.

    In late July, its magic obtains yet another dimension: since 1999, it has been the host of a film festival, which has gained European, and even world, fame.
    The festival's five days and nights teem with film screenings and events. Films are shown in the open-air cinema Trg in the main square, in Bauer, a 'real' cinema theatre also in the main square, in the Barbacan cinema theatre at the bottom of the town walls, and in the small theatre next to the bell tower.
    The festival's organisers have seen to it that there will be clear skies!

    Organizator:

    MFF

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  • 8th Teran and Truffle Festival

    20.10.2018

    Motovun-Montona, Trg Andrea Antico (Square)

    Truffle Days 2017

    Trg Andrea Antico (Square)

    Truffle Days 2017

    When Istria is taken over by autumn tones, its landscapes gleam in hundreds of shades of yellow, orange and red. From the top of the hill, this autumn patchwork is watching majestically over by Motovun, a medieval town overlooking the Motovun forest, the River Mirna and its stunning valley.

    In October, a one-day exhibition and tasting of Teran wine and truffles Is held here.

    Teran is an old Istrian variety, which dominated the Istrian peninsula around a hundred years ago and was first mentioned 600 years ago. Due to its strong and robust flavour, the autochthonous Istrian wine is delightful served with prosciutto, cheese and meat and game based dishes, while its ruby red colour perfectly blends with the autumn colours of Istria.
    Besides Teran, the equal star of the festival is the truffle, an underground Istrian treasure without which today’s gourmand cuisine would be unimaginable.

    The Festival brings together Istrian producers of Teran who want to give it the importance it deserves so that the culinary experience is complete with truffle dishes, of course, with emphasis on those that are best paired with Teran.

    Organizator:

    Općina Motovun, TZ Motovun
    Trg Andrea Antico1 T +385 (0)52 681 726
    info@istria-motovun.com

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