Guests will be provided with a welcome pack including a detailed list of things to do but for those new to the region highlights include:


Truffle fans flock to the local area as the forest below Motovun and the surrounding Mirna River Valley is rich with black and white truffles. The white Istrian truffle is one of the most highly appraised truffle species in the world and Italians travel across the border to dine at restaurants specialising in local truffle dishes.


Museums, galleries and historical sites such as the Roman amphitheater in Pula and the Euphrasian basilica in Poreč offer plenty of local culture and interest to visitors.


Wine tasting can be arranged at a number of vineyards such as the award–winning Bienvenuti in nearby Kaldir.

Hiking, biking and horseback riding provides visitors the opportunity to explore the natural splendor of the region.


Family-owned Ipša olive oil producers are just ten minutes from Villa Angelo and are responsible for developing the first Croatian variety to be listed in the authoritative Flos Ole Italian guidebook to olive oils.


Agrotourism is very popular and there are a number of nearby farms catering to visitors.



Take in the rugged beauty of the coastline by car or boat. The crystal clear waters of the Adriatic and dramatic rock and sand beaches are popular with locals and visitors alike. The nearest beach is only 20 minutes from the villa or swim in the fresh waters of the secluded Mirna River only 5 minutes away. Boat hire is available from multiple marinas and can be arranged for guests according to their needs. Please see the Prices & Availability section for information.


Festivals, fairs and markets take place across the region and throughout the year. In addition to the Motovun Film Festival there is the award-winning annual jazz festival in Grožnjan, truffle festivals in both Motovun and Buzet and daily local markets in Rovinj and Poreč. For winter guests, the festive Christmas market in Ljubjana, Slovenia takes place along the Ljubljanica river and is packed with antiques, homemade gifts, treats and is packed with antiques, homemade gifts, treats and delicacies.


one of the most beautiful cities in the world with everything visitors could possibly want to see or do, only two hours away by boat or car.


The park was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1979 in recognition of its outstanding natural beauty.


Visit the stunning islands of Cres, Mali Losinj or Brijuni. Once the private summer residence of Tito, Brijuni is now a national park and safari containing a variety of exotic species first gifted to Tito by foreign diplomats.


Visit Zadar, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik or the island of Pag for a taste of the Dalmatian coast celebrated by travel writers around the world.

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