Price per week €1150—€1550
Sleeps 4
Living Space

Two bedrooms:
Double bedroom with king size bed, sofa and desk area. It also has a large bathroom with bath tub and separate shower
Double bedroom with queen size bed and desk and separate bathroom

Kitchen
Open-plan sitting/dining area with table for up to 6 people
Fireplace (free firewood can be delivered)

Note: Villa Moro can be rented together with Villa Catalpa or Villa Cipresso, to sleep up to 14 or 16 people. Alternatively, all 4 villas on the Prascari Estate can be rented together for much larger groups.

Amenities

Covered porch with table and chairs
Outdoor shower
Sun beds and umbrellas
Balcony terrace
Weber grill
Air conditioning
WiFi
2 Flatscreen TVs
Stereo soundsystem
Washing machine and dryer
Iron and ironing board
Parking for 2 cars

Domestic Services

House manager/concierge
Maid service available on request (payable locally)
Cleaning available on request (payable locally)
Yoga/babysitting/massage at the house available (payable locally)
Cook available on request (payable locally)
Vineyard tours and truffle hunting can be organised (when booked in advance, payable locally)
Gardener

Location

Istria is a heart-shaped peninsula very near the Italian border.
The Prascari Estate is in the north of the peninsular and a little inland

The nearest local restaurant is a 5 minute drive
Motovun is a 20 minute drive from the villa
Porec 30 minutes drive and Novigrad 35 minutes

Pula in the south of the peninsula is 50 minutes by car

Transport

Fly to Pula airport (40 minutes drive)
Fly to Trieste airport (1 hr 35 minutes)

Ljubljana airport in Slovenia is 2 hrs from the villa (good for low season bookings)

It is also possible to fly to Venice and drive to the villa, around 2 hrs 50 minutes, or arrive by boat, 1 hr 45 minutes

Note: during high season July/August, do try and fly directly into Croatia as opposed to Venice or Slovenia, only there can be long traffic jams at the borders during summer months

Car hire highly recommended

Local Information

The house is on the beautiful and private Prascari Estate in Istria. This charming, authentic hamlet features beautifully restored houses surrounded by lush greenery and amazing views. The estate is surrounded by fields, olive groves, vineyards and truffle forests and the are native Boskarin cattle grazing nearby (you can hear their cow bells gently ringing as you approach). Villa Moro can be rented together with either Villa Catalpa or Villa Cipresso to sleep up to 14 or 16 people. Alternatively, all 4 villas on the Prascari Estate can be rented together for much larger groups.

Istria is a sight to behold. The stunning views are a feast for the eyes, from distant mountains, valleys, olive groves and vineyards to the vast forests and wheat fields.
Its rural parts are as glorious as its coastline. The area is rich in culture and history with museums and galleries to explore. There are several historic sites including a Roman amphitheatre in Pula, and the stunning Euphrasian Basilica in Porec.

Istria is renowned for its delectable truffles and truffle-hunting tours can be easily arranged. For the wine-lover Istria has many local vineyards which offer excellent tastings, including the award winning Bienvenuti in the town of Kaldir. The culinary delights do not stop here – the area is home to some fabulous olive groves, producing some truly delicious oils.

The unmissable Motovun Film Festival is in the last week of July. The main square of the hilltop town is transformed into an outdoor theatre, and screenings take place throughout the day and into the evenings.
Somewhat surprisingly, the coast is just 20 minutes away – perfect for a wander around the seaside towns, perhaps stopping at one of the many brilliant fish restaurants serving the freshest of fish straight the boats you see arriving in the harbours. For those who fancy a dip even closer to home, there is the Mirna River.

For the more active and adventurous, there are wonderful walks, perfect for experiencing first hand the glorious Tuscan-esque scenery. Mountain bikes can be hired if you prefer to take in the views at a faster pace, and horse riding too.

The delights of the area are to be found all year round, with the official truffle season from September to January, and daily local markets in Rovinj and Porec while winter guests can enjoy the amazing Christmas markets in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Our View

This is a charming little house on a beautiful, old, private estate. Full of character, Villa Moro has two immaculate bedrooms – both really good sizes – which both have direct access onto the balconies with views of the garden.

Rooms have high ceilings, exposed beams and old furniture and lovely bathrooms.

The house has been sympathetically restored and is set in a stunning garden with flowers abounding from every corner.

Although there is no pool at the house Villa Moro is usually rented together with Villa Castagno next door which does have one.

Immerse yourself in life on the Prascari Estate to experience the authentic Istrian holiday.

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