Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Relax while you listen to the birds singing outside this spacious traditional-style country villa! Located in Pifari, sunlight floods through the windows and doors at Villa Gimino and olive trees dot the large property and garden.
Four bedrooms (all with en suite bathrooms) can accommodate eight guests; the master bedroom has a private covered veranda. A spacious living room, kitchen, dining area, and additional bathrooms are on the ground floor, while air conditioning can be found throughout the house. Soak in the Mediterranean sun in one of the many chaise lounge chairs or float in the swimming pool. Children and adults alike will take pleasure in the game room, which includes table tennis, foosball, and darts. Once your day's excursions are over, come together for dinners in the large dining room or outside in the covered terrace, complete with barbecue and fireplace.
Beautiful spots for walks, bike riding, and trekking are in vicinity of Villa Gimino and with a short drive you can take in museums, historical sites, and aquariums. Also nearby, horseback riding and golf provide additional opportunities to admire the breathtaking landscape. Istria is known for fresh seafood, asparagus, truffles, olive oil, and fantastic local wine--be sure to make these culinary treats part of your Villa Gimino experience!
If you like Villa Gimino, also explore Villa Rustica, which is similar in layout and amenities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rovinj 18 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pula 40 km, Nearest railway: Zminj 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Istria region
Istria is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies which bring to mind the ancient local myths about giants. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings. The view is splendid: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaux, valleys, vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea.
As you get to know Istria you will notice more and more enchanting details: church facades and portals, tiny village alleyways with their specific architectural touches, the babble of a stream, the blossoming cherries. Everything is warm–hearted and friendly here: nature, towns and people.
If all the roads in Europe lead to Rome, then all the roads in Istria lead to Žminj, the centre of Istria and the old intersection. On the sole cross-roads below the town there is Calvary from 1720. Žminj was the town of Pazin-Pisino County which was taken over by the Venetians only for a year in 1617.
A smaller part of citadel, one of the four round towers, one fort wing, the outer part of fortification protecting the houses of commons and one well preserved public tank dating back to 1863 can be seen today from the 15th century city fortifications. The centre of the city is dominated by a great Baroque three-arch parish church of St. Mihovil built in 1625 on the foundations of the previous 12th century parish church.
There are also three small churches painted in frescoes in Žminj – the small church of Holy Trinity painted in 1471, the small church of St. Cross situated on the graveyard and the church of St. Anthony the Monk dating back to 1381. On the town entrance, there is a small church of St. Bartholomew around which a traditional feast Bartulja (the feast of St. Bartholomew) takes place on the last Saturday in August. This is the biggest folk feast which Istrians and their guests never miss.