The Istrian Peninsula is filled with beauty and has a noticeable Italian influence. In fact, it’s been compared to Tuscany with its vineyard and olive tree-covered hills. Hilltop towns like Motovun not only provide panoramic views of the landscape below stretching all the way to the Adriatic but the chance to enjoy a wealth of delectable local foods. In the forest below Motovun, rare truffles are found and often used in a variety of dishes as well as products like cheese and honey. Places like romantic Rovinj make a great base with its enchanting Old Town, cobbled streets, and waterfront resorts and hotels.