Motovun Forest and Istarske toplice
Indigenous alluvial hardwood forest. A very valuable region with respect to natural science, economics (truffles), cultural history (St. Mark’s Forest) and tourist.
Motovun Forest stretches along the valley of the River Mirna and is the best-known site for finding truffles, subterranean fungi, which are claimed to have aphrodisiac qualities. It is the habitat of the largest and most prized of all truffles – the white truffle. The Istrian white truffle is known for its unique taste and exquisite aroma owing to specific local climatic conditions.
Nearby are the thermal springs of Istarske toplice, a spa rich in healing spring waters.
Entrance tickets: free entrance
Opening hours: non-stop
Public Institution Natura Histrica
JU-EP Natura Histrica
Riva 8, HR-52100 Pula-Pola
T. +385 (0)52 351 520