A relaxing walking trip from Motovun, the heart of Istria, in northern Croatia to Opatija an elegant 19th century coastal resort on the stunning Adriatic coast. Its turbulent history is reflected in the wide variety of monuments, architectural styles, cuisine and even language.
But the strong Italian influence of nearby Venice is unmistakable throughout the undulating hills and medieval hilltop villages. Walk through small vineyards, olive groves and in the early mornings admire the truffles hunters with their dogs as they sniff their way through the vast oak forests.
Stay in a variety of small friendly inns and hotels in well preserved walled hamlets where you can taste traditional local recipes.