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Casa Rosina – Home 247301 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

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

Heart-shaped and surrounded by crystal clear Adriatic waters, Istria has for centuries been an intersection of different cultures: visit Roman ruins; Venetian ports; haunting medieval hilltop towns; and be sure to look inside its larder, bulging with grapes, olives, truffles and seafood.
Pretty country byways snake up and down this striking peninsula through vineyards and olive groves. As Istria is only around an hour's drive from top to bottom, you are never too far from anywhere.
Life here is relaxed and friendly:do not be surprised to be offered a glass of local grappa (called biska, a mistletoe flavoured liquer) by hospitable locals. This is the heartland of 'truffle country' - a forested area world famous for this rare delicacy, with virtually every restaurant boasting its own truffle related speciality.

Laid back Oprtalj is equally impressive. A place where children play in the cool shadows of narrow cobbled streets and alleyways, amongst the stone and brightly painted façades of beautifully restored buildings standing as testament to a rich architectural heritage.

Grožnjan is the city of artists and music where galleries and concerts abound. Sleepy Sovinjak offers one of the most dramatic views in the whole of Istria whilst Završje, largely uninhabited, is an aesthetic delight. South of here, hilltops punctuated with cypress trees give way to rolling fields and woodland dotted with glorious stone built villages, some bustling, some with just a handful of residents, others deserted, all equally captivating. Compact Višnjan, dominated by its tall campanile, is an attractive cluster of terracotta roofed dwellings. A wander around its intimate network of narrow streets with views across to the Adriatic is most rewarding.

Many towns on Istria's west coast merit close attention. Peninsula bound Novigrad has a Venetian derived bell tower and medieval rampart remnants; Pore?, on a finger promontory, is a precious city overlooking the sea. Decumanus, the main artery of the old town,was built by the Romans whilst the grandiose basilica, completed during Byzantine times, is now one of UNESCO's world heritage treasures. Vrsar is a hilltop town crowned with an impressive church tower looking down onto a marina where fishing boats snuggle up to luxury yachts; and Rovinj, all pale, pastel painted waterfront façades whose old town is a clenched fist of cobbled alleyways, arched passages and captivating Venetian architecture.

The dramatic Limski Kanal, a fjord like rift stretches inland, rich in fish, oysters and mussels and home to two spectacularly located,widely celebrated restaurants. Svetvin?enat, a town of just 300 people,bursts into life every summer hosting concerts in the walled fortress of Grimani and dance festivals in the town square - one of the most attractive piazzas in all of Istria.

Historic Barban with its grand baroque gate (Vela Vrata), announces the rugged eastern coastline of Istria where the old town of Labin, with its wealth of soft ochre painted palaces, high on a hill, offers staggering views over the Gulf of Kvarner, across to the island of Cres.

Vodnjan's sizeable Italian speaking community dates back to when the peninsula was part of Italy. The towering campanile of St Blaise's church, modelled on St Mark's in Venice, is the tallest in Istria and as the patron saint of singers it is not unusual for opera stars to visit the church prior to performing in Pula's amphitheatre. It was the Romans who established Pula; their rich legacy includes the Forum, the temple of Augustus and the aforementioned amphitheatre, the fifth largest in the world, which today plays host to many summer concerts and festivals. A lively market also takes place daily.

The Brijuni Islands lie north-west of Pula, a small archipelago famous as the summer retreat of former President Tito and now a National Park.Access to this historic conservation area is strictly controlled with ferries running only from the picturesque little fishing village of Fažana. Croatia's coastline is indented by wide bays and sheltered coves lapped by warm Adriatic waters renowned for their clarity.

Most Istrian beaches are of the shingle, pebble or weathered rock type with the sea temperatures usually reaching a peak of around 22-25°C in August and September. Naturism has been widely practiced on the Adriatic coast for many years and there are specific coves and stretches of beach specifically set aside for naturists.



Cuisine
Istrian cuisine is comparable to Italian and French gastronomy with a central European influence. Hearty Istrian soup, maneštra, is an equivalent of Italy's minestrone, rich in beans, vegetables and, sometimes, cuts of meat. Spicy sausages, game and various grilled meats are widely available as well as a lovely array of fresh seafood. Fuži is a homemade pasta often served with a helping of goulash, asparagus, mushrooms or wild boar. Istria offers an overwhelming choice of truffle based dishes including polenta topped with melted truffle cheese, veal in truffles or ombolo, a semi dried grilled meat, softened by a rich truffle sauce.

Seafood such as octopus, squid, mussels and scampi is ubiquitous; the scampi is served in its shell, the size of jumbo prawns, often on a bed of pasta in a sauce known as buzara, made from garlic and white wine. For dessert, try pancakes (pala?inka) filled with chocolate, ice cream, walnuts or jam. Accompany your meal with a locally produced wine such as Degrassi, Koreniki, Arman or Matešovi?.


Climate
Istria enjoys a largely temperate Mediterranean climate. In the spring and late autumn, days will be comfortably warm with cooler nights. Summer months are hot, tempered by a cooling breeze in the evenings.



Great things to do near Rosina
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Stroll up to the church of St Blaise to view the Sacral Art Collection.
Here, religious paintings, vessels, clothing and wooden sculptures are displayed alongside a collection of mummified bodies of saints. The church is open 0900-1900.


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Wonder at the beautiful bell tower.
Built on the foundations of a pre-Romanesque church towards the end of the 1700's, it was modelled on that of St Mark's in Venice. The Vodnjan tower is now older than that of its Venetian counterpart because the latter collapsed early in the 20th century and was rebuilt.


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Visit the Liburna Reserve,
the habitat of the original breed of donkey from the Croatian regions of Istria, Kvarner and Primorj. There are also nature-related workshops here you can participate in. Situated at Rasa, near Labin. (Open 0900-1200 & 1600-2000).


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Fresh Asparagus
Asparagus (sparuge) grows wild throughout Istria and is ready for picking in the spring. You will see stalls at the roadside offering bundles of freshly collected examples, selling for just a few kuna. The locals braise the tops in olive oil until tender and then add eggs, salt and pepper. The result? Delicious scrambled eggs (fritaja).


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Mini Croatia, Rovinj.
Not so much a model village as a model country! See Croatia in miniature: the state borders, mountains, rivers, lakes, islands, railways and important cities. (Open 0800-2000).


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Or, go diving!
Crystal clear waters, underwater plant life, rock formations and sea life are all irresistible reasons to explore the ocean. Off the coast of Rovinj, explore the sunken shipwreck Baron Gautsch, said to be one of the 50 most beautiful diving sites in the world!


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Grisia Art Festival
If you're in the Rovinj area on the second Sunday in August, be sure to visit the open air art exhibition known as Grisia. Grisia is in fact the name of the main street leading up the hill to St Euphemia's church and artists exhibit their work here, thus becoming a large al fresco studio for a day where walls, doorways and house facades all present themselves as 'gallery hanging space', festooned with watercolours, sketches and prints.


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Try and catch a performance at Pula's amphitheatre.
Artists such as Sting, Jamiroquai and James Brown have staged concerts here in recent years and it is home to the annual Pula Film Festival usually held in late July. What better venue?


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Also in Pula, walk up to the old star-shaped fort - Kastel,
the central point of a spider's web of narrow streets, steep paths and alleys in the heart of the city. This vantage point affords great views out to sea, over the amphitheatre and across to the old Roman theatre.


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Take a trip back in time - visit the Riviera Hotel in Pula.
Built in 1908 in ornate Belle Époque style, this was a 5 star hotel, a grand symbol of Austro-Hungarian rule. Here mingled officers, bohemians, Viennese ladies, artists and salesmen. It was the place to be seen. Sadly, although its waterfront façade maintains an imposing presence, the hotel is not what it was.


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Cape Kamenjak is a nature park on the southernmost tip of the Istrian Peninsula,
to the south of Premantura. Indented with many coves, bays and beaches, the crystal clear sea here makes this an attractive point for a picnic. There is a nominal admission fee.


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The Kazun
Driving around Istria, look for the kazun, a round beehive-shaped field hut built using the dry-stone technique, without any mortar or concrete. Shepherds used them for shelter as well as for storage of agricultural implements. The kazun has become emblematic of traditional Istria.


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Head due north to nearby Svetvincenat and take time to stroll around this delightful little town
with its pretty main square, 15th century church of the Anunciation and 13th century castle with its magnificent lawned keep. There are a couple of bars with terraces here, so stop for a cool beer and watch the world go by.


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Porec Aquarium.
In 24 tanks of varying sizes, discover the fish and other live organisms of the Adriatic Sea. (Open 0900-2200).


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Porec Go-Karting.
A great way to unwind! For children and adults alike! (Open 1100-0100.


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Panoramic Flights from Vrsar.
Vrsar Tourist Airport offers a 30-minute sightseeing tour of the Istrian coast by plane, taking in Vrsar, Rovinj, Porec and Novigrad. Maximum 3 people, cost 800 kuna (approx £80). Tel.091 5009 808.


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Funtana
Visit Funtana, a coastal village between Vrsar and Porec. The Istrian coast is said to be the most indented here offering numerous coves, inlets, beaches and pine and oak groves. A number of fresh water springs or fountains, hence the derivation of the name Funtana, and this has secured the prosperity of the village over the centuries. Stop for lunch at one of the pizzerias or restaurants, or compose a picnic from the pastry shops and supermarkets.


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Go to the Market
- Vodnjan's market day is the first Saturday of every month, pretty much from dawn to dusk. Here you can purchase fresh food or traditional crafts and souvenirs. Or head down to Pula where there is a lively daily market with outdoor stalls selling fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers and, next door an indoor hall with fresh fish, meat and cheese counters. You can also pick up honey, lavender bags and other locally made items. Afterwards, take a coffee on one of the nearby terraces.


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Head north to Sveti Lovrec.
This attractive, walled little town was the headquarters of Venice's military command in Istria during the Middle Ages. See the 11th century church of Sv. Martin and view the museum in the 15th century loggia which displays sculptures from the monastery of Sv. Mihovil in the Limski Kanal.


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Pay a visit to nearby Lim Fjord,
a protected landscape and special marine reserve situated between Rovinj and Vrsar. Canyon-like cliffs rising up to 150m above sea level flank this long, narrow inlet. A couple of restaurants are situated on the water front, such as the Viking (tel. 052 448 223) which offers dishes such as oysters on crushed ice or noodles with scampi and mushrooms.


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Take it all off!
Croatia has been a popular naturist destination for a hundred years or so. There are a number of nudist beaches - try the one at Medulin. From the beach at Medulin head east towards the Kazela resort and the beach is on your right. Once on the beach turn left. It's a quiet, rocky, pebbly beach with no facilities.


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Palud, between Rovinj and Barbariga is an ornithological reserve
and swamp area of great interest to bird watchers. It is the temporary or permanent habitat of more than 200 bird species.


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Take a trip to the Brijuni Islands.
Once Tito's holiday home and the meeting place for the international jet set it is now the only national park in Istria. Principal of the 14 islands, Veliki Brijuni is the one to visit because of the diversity of its interests: see deer roam wild in beautiful natural parkland; Roman ruins; a safari park; beaches and traces of dinosaur footprints! You need to allow at least half a day for this excursion which involves taking a ferry from Fazana. (Information and booking tel. 052 525 807).


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Stop in Fazana
Fazana itself is a colourful little seaside town, it's quayside backed with pastel-coloured Italianate buildings and many waterfront cafes, bars and restaurants. If you stop for a snack you must try pilchards, emblematic of the town. Try them cold in a marinade of oil, vinegar, water, parsley, rosemary and pepper - the Istrian way!
... and in the main market place, you can even admire Casa Rosina`s landlady`s waterfountin, "Buriole".


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Narodni Muzej Labin.
The recent history of this town as a centre for coalmining is portrayed in the Labin National Museum as are historical events from the time when, in 1921, Labin was declared a republic. (Tel. 052 852 477. Open 1000-1300 & 1800-2000).


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On the way to Labin, take a look at Rasa, the 'newest' town in Istria
Built in the 1930's, it was formerly swamp land at the mouth of the little Krapan stream which flows into the River Rasa from which it takes its name. Part of the Labin coal basin, an architect from Trieste outlined a model miner's settlement consisting of two nearly parallel lines of uniform two storey houses with four worker apartments in each, running along the valley floor. This neat layout can still clearly be seen today.


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Fancy an hour's scenic walk?
Take the old mule path from Labin down to the sea at Rabac. This hillside pathway offers fantastic views out to sea across to the island of Cres. Once a quiet fishing village, Rabac is now a small resort with a broad sweep of pebbly beach backed with a number of informal cafes. Either side there are a number of delightful coves and inlets. Another path leads north towards the hamlet of Kosi.


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Dubrova Mediteranski Kiparski Simpozij (The Dubrova Mediterranean Sculptors' Symposium).
This is a nature park just north of Labin where, year after year, sculptors come from all over the world to enrich the existing collection of Istrian stone sculptures, leaving behind tangible examples of their creative work.


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Go for a bike ride
- there are a number of dedicated cycle trails all over Istria, enquire at your local tourist office for a map and information on bike hire locally. What better way to enjoy the scenery?


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Spend a day in Venice
Take the Venezia Lines hydrofoil service across the Adriatic from Rovinj, Pula or Rabac to this unique Italian city. We recommend you book in advance via www.venezialines.com


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Get your kicks... on Route 66!
For a beautiful scenic drive, take road no. 66 north east along the Kvarner Riviera. Start from Barban passing through spectacular countryside as well as Rasa, Labin, Plomin, Moscenicka Draga, Lovran and Opatija, culminating at Rijeka. Any of these places makes a rewarding stop for a drink or a meal and a wander. Return home taking the inland route via the Ucka Tunnel (toll payable). You will need to allow at least half a day for this.


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In Rijeka, take a stroll down Korzo, the main pedestrian street.
Wonder at the grand secessionist and art nouveau architecture which betrays the Austro-Hungarian heyday of the port, Croatia's third largest city.


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Workaday Rijeka
Workaday Rijeka is at its no-nonsense best beside the port: maybe a little scruffy but full of character. Stock up for a picnic in the art nouveau market and purchase cheeses, unusual pastries and a great variety of breads or go for a bargain-priced snack in one of the workers' bars amongst the tangle of streets behind.


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Trsat, a gentle hilltop suburb, stands guard over Rijeka.
Over the years its castle has been home to the ancient Illyrians, the Romans and the Frankopans. With its views inland to the Ucka Mountains, out to sea over the Bay of Kvarner and across to the islands of Krk and Cres, you can understand why.


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Krsan
South of Pican is the little town of Krsan where a visit to its 13th century fortress is a must.


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See Southern Istria from the air.
Take a 15 minute scenic flight from Medulin which will over-fly the south of the Istrian Peninsula with its bays and islets as well as Pula - what better way to view the amphitheatre? Maximum 3 passengers per flight. Tel. 098 420577.

for more informations on what to do and events please visit:
www.istra.hr/en/home













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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  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Solidea G.
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90%
Calendar updated::
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Years listed:
4
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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 £750 to £1450.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Mar 2017.

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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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