Welcome to Casa dei Mosaici!
A stone stall, more than a hundred years old, has recently been completely remodelled and renovated into a contemporary four stars villa with a swimming pool. The perfect balance of contemporary design and timeless beauty of Istria is achieved by carefully chosen finery and designer furniture that is well integrated into traditional Istrian style.
This rustic stone villa is situated in the picturesque village of Dračevac, between cone-shaped hills carrying the remains of medieval buildings. The history of the village dates back to the Middle Ages when the first families from the Republic of Venice sought shelter here fleeing from the Turks. The village develops in the second half of the 19th and early 20th century by means of agriculture. But the spirit of the past is built into every stone wall of every home and stall in this region. A lot of mosaics were discovered during renovation of the villa which is the reason why it earned its name - Casa dei Mosaici. Dozens are imprinted into walls and floors of the house and around the garden. Hundreds more are imprinted in the memories of those who have stayed here.
The kitchen with a spacious dining room is situated in the ground floor which opens into a garden with a swimming pool. Wooden stairs lead to two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom on the first floor. Water in the swimming pool is naturally filtrated by the plants around the pool. Chemicals are not used which guarantees all natural ambiance. Besides taking care of the eco-friendly pool, aromatic Mediterranean plants help create a serene atmosphere while you sip famous Istrian Malmsey wine. Forget about time and rest your ears enjoying the silence.
While relaxing in the lounge area next to the pool under centuries-old palm trees, rest your eyes on the surface of the pool, watch the sun bathe in it or enjoy the light at night illuminating the garden around the pool. Inhale basil, lavender, rosemary, laurel and pine. Exhale stress.
Feel free to use two adult bicycles that come with the house. We recommend that you go for a ride to the nearby wine roads and enjoy traditional Istrian delicacies and excellent wines. Take a 6 km ride to Poreč and the beautiful and popular beaches of Blue and Green Lagune. Enjoy a 10 km ride to Vrsar while visiting archaeological sites of the Roman Empire and the picturesque Istrian history along the way. On the way to Rovinj stop in Lim Bay and enjoy in one of the most beautiful panoramas of Istria while enjoying shellfish for lunch.
Casa dei Mosaici is our second home where time is not measured by clocks and calendars, but memories.