Medulin, a town situated at an elevation of 29 meters above sea level, is the seat of the eponymous municipality. Thanks to modern urbanization and tourism development, it expanded southward, descending to Medulin Bay.
The advantages of life here were already recognized in prehistory, as shown by finds from the Neolithic at Vižula and Vrčevan and the Bronze and Iron Ages at Punta Kašteja and Vrčevan. It is in fact at the latter that the Histrian hillfort of Mutila was located, mentioned by Pliny the Elder in his discussion of the Histrian-Roman war.
Metilinum, Medilinum, Medelinum are the names for this place since the 12th century, a territory owned by secular and ecclesiastical feudal lords, and a defensive tower and loggia were registered in the foundations of the town square. The plagues that ravaged Europe in the 16th century left the village virtually deserted, so that in the 17th century it was settled by newcomers from the southern and northern Adriatic hinterland.
After the First World War, many residents left Medulin in a wave of economic and political migration, while some returned after the Second World War and put their abilities to use in the development of urban renewal, tourism and agriculture.
Today Medulin is a major tourism hub.