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Casa Rosina – Home 247301 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 sleeps
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Villa / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Generously bestowed with delightful features, this photogenic house is a testament to the artistic talents of its local owner. Downstairs, the scene is set by terracotta brick flooring, open faced stone walls and original wooden beams, Crisp white armchairs and interesting decorative touches adorn the living area with a contemporary kitchen to one side and a modern bathroom opposite.
Rising from the ground floor, a curved wooden stairway with wrought iron balustrade leads up to the galleried bedroom where the combination of ornate antique furniture, subtle lighting, wooden floor boards and vaulted beamed ceiling creates a lovely atmosphere. Throughout the house, gleaming walls of exposed stone provide the perfect backdrop to display a selection of the owner's own art collection.

From the living area double doors beckon you into the extensively lawned garden. A crazy-paved pathway draws the eye naturally across to the private swimming pool, conveniently sited near a large

Generously bestowed with delightful features, this photogenic house is a testament to the artistic talents of its local owner. Downstairs, the scene is set by terracotta brick flooring, open faced stone walls and original wooden beams, Crisp white armchairs and interesting decorative touches adorn the living area with a contemporary kitchen to one side and a modern bathroom opposite.
Rising from the ground floor, a curved wooden stairway with wrought iron balustrade leads up to the galleried bedroom where the combination of ornate antique furniture, subtle lighting, wooden floor boards and vaulted beamed ceiling creates a lovely atmosphere. Throughout the house, gleaming walls of exposed stone provide the perfect backdrop to display a selection of the owner's own art collection.

From the living area double doors beckon you into the extensively lawned garden. A crazy-paved pathway draws the eye naturally across to the private swimming pool, conveniently sited near a large olive tree that provides a welcoming canopy of shade. From the pool there are views directly across to Vodnjan itself, dominated by its famous Venetian bell tower. Reputed to be the tallest in Istria, the tower is an impressive sight at any time of the day but perhaps most attractive at night when the soaring structure is almost completely illuminated.

The pebble beaches of the Adriatic (and several excellent seafood restaurants) are just a 10 minute drive away at Fa~ana from where you can also take a ferry over to the neighbouring Brijuni Islands, a stunningly beautiful national park to which access is strictly controlled. The largest island, Veli Brijun, is world famous as the site of former President Tito's summer residence and is a place where many a head of state and Hollywood celebrity has been entertained in lavish style.


Further details

Representative on hand to help

swimming pool open from April to October

weekly bookings from Saturday to Saturday

Further details indoors

Open plan living
stone barn conversion
gallery bedroom sleeps 2
ground floor twin bedroom sleeps 2
extensive garden with private swimming pool (8x4m)

Further details outdoors

Outside: Barbecue. Sun terraces. Extensive lawns. Private parking.
Private swimming pool (8m x 4m).

Location description from owner

The Istria region

Vodnjan

Vodnjan and surroundings

In the past, Vodnjan was an important urban center and so today this town is an interesting destination especially for those who love art and culture.
Walking around the old part of town you'll surprised by the multitude of buildings from different periods: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. To emphasize the family palace Bettiza, the popular Castle, built in 1300, now houses the museum. Very interesting is the parish church of St. Biagio whose bell is by far the highest in Istria (62 meters). In the church are preserved mummified bodies of saints and a collection of relics.

The village of Peroj, situated on the south-western coast of southern Istria, with a beautiful view of the Fažana Channel and the Brijuni Archipelago.
The architecture of the old nucleus reminds of other Istrian towns and villages with old stone houses with balconies.

The surrounding areas of Barbariga were densely populated in the ancient times that is evidenced by numerous archeological findings-rests on the coast as well as in the hinterland. The remains of a Roman villa from the 1st century were found on the coast and in the immediate vicinity the remains of an ancient oil mill for processing olives.

Galižana - Gallesano is one of the oldest places in Istria, dating back to the prehistoric period. It was the centre of the Pula colonial ager and the junction of Roman roads, decumanus and cardo maximus.
Thanks to the dialect, one of the oldest in this area, that directly originates from medieval Latin and folk language, names, nicknames, toponyms and other features of this remarkable area have also been preserved.




Vodnjan - Dignano, a town in the south-west Istria, at 135 m above sea level.

A legend says Vodnjan developed out of the association of seven fairies which were a part of Pula's colonial property. In order to survive the constant feud between the Patriarch of Aquilea and the Venetians, the seven villas (Vodnjan, Mednjan, Guran, Saint Quirinus, Mandriol, Saint Michael of Banjole and Saint Lawrence) organize into one town: today's Vodnjan.

Its wide area with typical little stone houses called kažuni, built from dry walls, that marked land property, is a witness to the millennium during which its inhabitants based their material prosperity on agriculture, especially olive growing and winegrowing.

The Ancient Romans, after having defeated the Histri, the indigenous people of this area (2nd century B.C.), inhabited permanently this area.
In 2nd century B.C., the territory of Vodnjan was guarded by certain Attinivs. At the time, it was known as VICUS ATTINIANUM, the name from which ADIGNANI, DIGNANO originates. The Croatian peasants are responsible for the Slavic transcription, they used to carry the baskets loaded with their own products and run to the marketplace...first to Dinjane, then Vodnjane and finally to Vodnjan.

In historic record Vodnjan dates back to 932 and the first written record of Vodnjan dates back to 1194 in a court decision mentioning Poponis de Adignanis.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, life in Vodnjan continued under the rule of the Ostrogoths (Barbarians) and the Byzantine Empire. The first destruction happened in 751 when Vodnjan was attacked by the Langobards and the Avars, and with Charles the Great came the reign of feudalism.

In the attempt of gaining at least a limited autonomy, the people of Vodnjan decide that they would benefit more if they succumbed to the Venetians, under whose rule they were until the fall of the Serenissima (1797).
Having gained considerable importance, in 1330 Vodnjan separates from Pula and gets its own Venetian governor.
The Statute of Vodnjan, which regulates private and public law, dates back to that time and cultural surroundings (13th century). Its value was confirmed by its long existence and the fact that its provisions remained into effect for more than four centuries until the Austrian rule.

After the fall of the Venetian Republic, during the Austrian rule, once more Vodnjan became a part of Pula. From 1805 until 1813 Istria was in the transition period of the Napoleon rule, and from 1814 until 1918 it is again under the Austrians and due to its strategic geographic position becomes even more significant as an important traffic junction.

The First and the Second World War bring big changes, and it is only in 1933 that Vodnjan once again gains the status of municipality which today includes Galižana, Peroj, Barbariga and Gajana.

Inside the historic nucleus, the town preserved its characteristic medieval appearance with nooks and winding narrow streets, with cobble roads and facades made of cobble stone, old streets still markedly recognizable by their Gothic, Venetian, Renaissance and Baroque style and many churches rich with memories and artifacts.


PARISH CHURCH OF ST. BLAISE

The construction of this three-nave basilica with a semicircular apse, presbytery, transept and a choir started in 1761 where once was an early Romanesque three-nave basilica destroyed in 1760. The church was built according to the model of the Church of St. Peter in Castello. It was consecrated in 1808, but was not completely finished.
Its size, 56,20 x 31,60 m and its 25-meter-high cupola make it the biggest parish church in Istria. In addition, it's the church with the highest bell tower (62 m), similar to that of the basilica of St. Marco in Venice. The bell tower was built in 1815 according to the design of Antonio Porta from Trieste, and was finished only in 1882.

On the neo-Baroque facade of the church visitors are welcomed by five saints: Saint Blaise, Saint Peter and Saint Lawrence to the right, and St. Paul and St. Quirinius to the left. The statues, all of them in natural size except from the statue of Saint Blaise which is bigger, were constructed by brothers Andrea and Giovanni Trevisan, the sons of the self taught and widely known painter Venerius from Vodnjan.

The interior of St. Blaise is a Baroque space divided by arched arcade on pillars, there are nine altars from 19th and 20th century with richly decorated incrustations, marble and oil paintings of saints of great artistic value. The church has an extremely valuable inventory partially presented to the public in the museum which is an integral part of this sacral building.

MUMMIFIED BODIES OF SAINTS

What makes the Church of Saint Blaise so particular are the mummified bodies of saints. The relics of three saints lie behind the big altar are preserved body parts of St. Leon Bembo, St. Giovanni Olini and St. Nicholas Bursa. Vodnjan's parish church also keeps 370 relics belonging to 250 different saints. The irrefutable scientific explanation of their preservation has not been determined yet. However, it is presumed that a body can be preserved for so long in certain conditions: when the temperature is low, if the person died due to arsenic poisoning or if the body was buried in the soil rich with iron and tannic acid.


OUR LADY OF CARMEL

The church is situated in the centre of the historical town nucleus at the beginning of the Trgova?ka Street between the buildings. It was built in 1630 on the location of the Church of St. Sebastian of which there are no records, and it was consecrated and annexed in 1664.

Our Lady of Carmel is a one-nave Renaissance construction with a square apse, presbytery, choir and two chapels of different dimensions. The interior contains the altars from the 17th century located in the apse and side chapels of high artistic value (Venetian School of the late Renaissance period).

The front of the church is adorned by neatly elaborated and regularly assorted carved stone, while the side facades and the apse are covered in smooth plaster. The bell tower of the church is small in size and has one bell.


CHURCH OF ST. JAMES

It is considered the oldest sacral building in the town (9th century). It is located in the oldest part of Vodnjan in the Old Town.
St. James or Delle Trisiere (this other name is a folk abbreviation for the Holy Trinity - Santissima Trinita) is a one-nave church without an apse, with simple facades without decorative elements. This is the first parish church of Vodnjan dating back to as early as the beginning of the 13th century. One of the most important events from Vodnjan's history happened there - the Statute of Vodnjan was written in it (1492).


CHURCH OF ST. CHATERINE

Due to its preserved Romanesque characteristics of architecture and style, it can be considered one of the oldest sacral buildings in the town. Its ground-plan is rectangular and it has a protruding semicircular apse. The front of the church has a rectangular entrance framed with massive doorposts and two smaller windows also framed with stone doorjambs.


CHURCH OF SAINT MARY TRAVERSE

It is located east of Vodnjan, outside the town. According to some sources, there was a small church here called Madonna della Fontana from the 12th century. A legend says, in 1229 St. Anthony of Padua stopped and founded a small monastery beside it.
The existing building was constructed in 1615, when it was adapted and enlarged, which can be seen from the inscription on its front. This is a pilgrim church of the Conventual Franciscans.
It is a one-nave church with a long apse and an elevated presbytery. The sacristy was built next to the western facade of the apse.
The restauration workshop of the Croatian Restauration Institute is situated in the church.




For more informations please go to the websites:
info@istria-vodnjan.com
www.istria-vodnjan.com

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Solidea G
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated::
25 Jun 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian


This Villa has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Mar 2013. Located in Istria, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £595 to £1450.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jun 2016.

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“Simply inspiring!”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2013

My husband and I had the opportunity to spend a week at the magical Casa Rosina that summer. It has been a truly special holiday not only for the enchantment of the place itself which breaths art but also for the genuine atmosphere that the town of Vodnjan offers to its citizens and visitors. Casa Rosina is indeed a very cosy and inspiring place. It is the kind of place that stays with you for a long while in your memory and somehow a place that calls for a return or many returns in one's mind. Many thanks to Casa Rosina's owners for the lovely place they provide to us!

“Finished to a very high standard, very comfortable and beautifully decorated.”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2013

Just wanted to say it has been a pleasure staying at Casa Rosina - it was simply beautiful both inside and out. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this unique house full of character located just a few steps away from the tranquil town centre of Vodnjan. Ideally located, Casa Rosina is just a stone throw away from many picturesque places in Istria. I would not hesitate to recommend Casa Rosina to anyone with high expectations who is also looking for an amazing holiday in Croatia.

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