|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This charming villa is on the outskirts of the village of Banki near Pore?, in the Istrian region of Croatia. The villa has been recently built but using natural stone and in traditional style combining the facilities and open plan design of a modern house with the charm and character of a traditional Istrian stone house.
The interior is spacious (200 m2) and has been beautifully furnished and decorated with attention to details. Romantic and warm furniture allows everybody to recreate privately - the fireplace in the spacious living room lets you lean back and relax. The famous Istrian towns of Rovinj, Pula, Porec and Motovun are all within 20 minutes drive from the property. Let yourself go and enjoy the beauty of nature, the peace and quiet will have a soothing effect on your soul.The Adriatic below the Alps, central Europe’s closest Mediterranean. This miniature heart-shaped world and the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea lies on the 45th parallel emphasizing its idyllic geographical position with perfectly arranged seasons - lush greenery springs, colourful autumns, pleasant summers and mild winters. The dreamlike nature, almost mythical landscapes and gorgeous mediaeval towns of central Istria will awake within you the primeval and deep, true pleasure! Central Istria is one of the rare Mediterranean regions adorned with the quality of unspoiled natural landscapes and rich heritage. Numerous coves and hillocks connect and divide many magic-like settlements, creating almost unreal scenery. As you get to know Istria you will notice more and more enchanting details: church façades and portals, tiny village alleyways with their specific architectural touches. Everything is warm–hearted and friendly here: nature, towns and people.
Once surrounded by walls and towers, Tinjan today is a place with a very distinct charm, where tradition and history are proudly showed. Located above the eternally green Draga, whose beauty can be enjoyed from the viewing point under the old Tinjan’s trees (Ladonja), sitting on the stone chair, as did its ancestors for centuries. Its old core remained the same ever since the Middle Ages. The oldest house, now restored, dates back to 1442, the symbols on houses such as billhook and the rankun (a type of a reaping hook with a longer handle), proudly put an accent on former occupation of its owners. Attila’s head at the gate of the house from the 16th century testifies of the rich heritage of the Tinjan area, the table of the district-prefect has witnessed many decisions, while many traditions, like the seizure of women from Tinjan and forced marriages for the usurper, are still carried on for today's generations. Old crafts, customs and games are carefully nurtured, perfectly suiting everyday life and giving everyone an insight into some ancient, past times. Each year, the blacksmith festival brings together the best Istrian blacksmiths demonstrating once highly sought products such as hedge bill and others, made by traditional skills that were refined through centuries.
Declared as a municipality of the Istrian ham, every year Tinjan gathers the best ham producers in Istrian region. These superb culinary delights famous all over the world have a protected recipe. Surrounded by vineyards and lush vegetation, Tinjan is an unavoidable choice, offering an interesting history, visible at every step, culinary delights, natural beauty and ancient traditions woven into everyday life of Tinjan’s people.
Tinjan-old town centre with preserved layout of streets and buildings from the Middle Ages, and the carved symbols of their owners, such as the house of Depier’s from 1670 with arcades, tanks and high chimneys, and the double-headed imperial eagle and the Attems emblem from 1558
Tinjan-parish church of St.Simon and Jude from 1773 with statues of Mary, Simon and Jude, the various inscriptions dedicated to the Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa, with an interesting facade and the 30m high square tower from 1762
Tinjan – Church of St.Cross with a bell tower from the 13th century next to which there is the famous Tinjan’s Calvary from 1894 Tinjan – stone prefect’s table with 10 carved stone chairs
Kažun- the peculiarity of Istrian kažuns (old small stone constructions) is that they are not always round, but rectangular or buried under ground
European dry stone wall – in the middle of 2007, the construction of the European dry stone wall began, where every builder can insert one numbered stone and get a certificate for participation in the construction. According to the estimates, around 250 000 stones and builders will be needed
Bicycle path 'from pond to pond'-the importance of ponds for the former village life is presented in this 30km long cycle path, where one can go around 10 or so restored and re-landscaped ponds and springs, including one of the most beautiful, the Paji?ka
Pljo?kanje – a game that is a few centuries old, revived in the early 90s, emerged from the shepherds who, while guarding sheep, spent their time throwing stones - 'pljo?ke'. Today, this is a competitive game in which local residents participate.
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Oct 4 2014 - Feb 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Euro) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.