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AGRO-TOURISM

Carefully planed agro-tourism can make a real contribution to your holiday experience.

Agro-tourism include rural culture as a tourist attraction.

Its primary appeal is to offer its guest all of their natural and cultural richnesses.

I would like you to meet Istria’s and Kvarner’s agro-touristic offer which can make extraordinary holiday experience.

Agro-tourism Croatia Casa Oraj is a completely restored house for vacation, rest and relaxation. It has 4 rooms decorated with original old stylish furniture, fully-equipped kitchen, dinning room, living room, a small  library and a tavern for social gatherings and events.

Most meals served  focus on simple, authentic home cooked dishes and the finest local products.

You can choose between local prsut (prosciutto), sheep’s cheese from island Pag, lamb from island Cres, seafood and seasonal fruits and vegetables (cherries, chestnuts or asparagus).

Home made herbal elixirs made with local herbs and honey, combined with local wines, complement each hearty dish.

Its position offers a unique combination of sea and mountain air, the full richness of the Mediterranean climate combined with the magnificent view of the whole Kvarner bay.

Long ago the Franciscans lived in this house, for which reason it has still preserved a special atmosphere of peace and comfort, to which the accommodation of the first category has been added.

Its wide old-time walls will protect you from great heat during the summer, and will preserve a warm and pleasant atmosphere in the winter.

Within this country agro-tourism household there is a separate dining-room where host prepare breakfast and dinner to their esteemed guests. The guests can also use bicycles and can go for a walk through untouched nature and numberless paths which lead in all directions, as well as wine roads.

In the unusual gastronomic offer, completely atypical with regard to classical restaurants, only the original domestic meals are offered. The original meals are prepared depending on the season concerned.

In the autumn the guests can take part in harvesting grapes, making brandy, picking chestnuts because the village Loborika has woods of chestnut-trees; in the winter they can join the host in making sausages and in the spring in picking asparagus. You are welcome also to taste the original domestic wine as well as the domestic brandies – ruda, medenica, biska.

The agro-tourism village has about 410 inhabitants and is about 7 km from Pula. There is a farm of ostriches and a small square with the church of Saint Flor which is 1010 years old.

Quiet peaceful nights and idyllic mornings are disturbed only by twittering of birds and calling of domestic animals.

 

The agro-tourist estate “Stancija 1904“ is located in the town of Smoljanci near Kanfanar and Svetvincenat in Istria.

Placed in peaceful and idyllic surroundings, it covers an area of 6,000 m2. Carefully tended and vast gardens with old trees calm and relax visitors. A children playground and a parking area for guests are likewise located on the premises.

The 100 year-old traditional Istrian residence, which has been renovated and equipped in a modern way, whilst keeping intact its rural architecture, creates a comfortable living environment.

Two apartments are also equipped for persons with disabilities and special needs. The Department of the Economy has awarded this  estate for vacations and holidays a 4 star rating.

Its position with beautiful panoramic views extending to the sea, are perfect starting points for excursions inland or to the Adriatic coast only 15 km away. Pula, Rovinj, and Porec are all located in close proximity.

You can use the covered terrace as a place for barbecues or use the original traditional wood-burning stone oven. As their guests, allow the hosts to surprise you with special seasonal menus. With their menus they offer accompanying wine from the Istrian vineyards.

 

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