Motovun is a charming walled town high on a hill top with views of vineyards, forests and lush landscape as far as the eye can see. Legend says giants fought over this area using the oak tree trunks of Motovun Forest as weapons. Locals claim the forest has the best truffles in the world, including rare white truffles. Go on a guided truffle hunt for a pretty good chance of finding your own piece of fungal treasure. The neighbouring town of Livade has an annual truffle festival and great truffle restaurants. Motovun produces some of the finest Istrian wine and many nearby vineyards offer tastings and tours. The town’s biggest event of the year is the International Motovun Film Festival at the end of July where you can see independent and avant-garde films in open-air cinemas. Musicians from around the world come to nearby Grožnjan to teach music each summer, and students perform daily outdoor concerts. You can explore the picturesque village and see painters and sculptors at work in their studios. There is also a geothermal spa near Motovun, Istarske toplice, where you can bathe in naturally-hot, mineral-rich spring water or have a mud massage.