Villa Meneghetti Feature

One of the highlights of my tour through Istria, Croatia was experiencing authentic Istrian establishments, hotels and restaurants.

The luxurious Villa Meneghetti was one of the most spectacular properties we visited and is located in the countryside just outside of Bale.

Like many other estates in the surrounding areas and on the Mediterranean, Meneghetti is a mixture of modern and traditional elements, surrounded by a rustic vineyard setting.

In addition to their expansive vineyards and olive groves on property, they have four guestrooms, and a renowned restaurant where you can expect “a gastronomic delight!”

Lauren Lucore

This is a guest post by Lauren Lucore, the International Food & Drink Editor at The Blonde Abroad. She brings readers to different corners of the world through local culture, food and drink.

Villa Meneghetti follows the Roman tradition of producing the best Istrian wine and olive oil and ensure all their culinary creations pair well with them. You could spend hours lounging at the pool, walking the groves, and eating course after course!

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The Hotel

The Istrian house (or stancija) on property was built at the beginning of the 20th century, and blends right in to the scenery of the secluded estate. Made from white Istrian stone on the exterior- and boasting wooden beams, hardwood floors and antique furniture on the interior- this is a dreamy countryside escape.

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The Rooms

If you looking for a quite and peaceful retreat with amazing food and wine, put this hotel on your list. Because there are only four suites, you have privacy along with exceptional service, and it is simply a relaxing place!

Meneghetti Master Suite

  • Large Bath and Walk-In Hydro-Massage Shower
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Authentic Croatian Toiletries
  • Beautiful Views of the Vineyards
  • WiFi and Flat Screen TV

Deluxe Suite

  • Two Story Loft Apartment
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Downstairs Living Room Area
  • WiFi and Flat Screen TV

Superior Suite

  • Two Wrought Iron Double Beds
  • Authentic Croatian Toiletries
  • Views of the Vineyards
  • WiFi and Flat Screen TV

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The Restaurant

The chefs, Danijela and Bojan, have developed a menu thats a mixture between rural and urban Istria, featuring fresh and healthy produce from local farmers, and of course olive oils and wines from their vineyards.

Their menu features fresh seafood, Istrian beef dishes, and fresh vegetable soups- and of course some delectable desserts. You can expect the ultimate Wine & Dine experience!

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Tuna Tartar & Turmeric and Rosemary Cakes

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Fresh Sea Bass with Zucchini and Sauteed Chard

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Labinjonski Krafi – Homemade Goat Cheese Ravioli with Orange Sauce and Crumbles

The Property

The secluded estate stretches over 120,000 square meters, with rolling hills of Mediterranean macchia, olive-groves and vineyards.

  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
You can enjoy some time poolside, no matter the month, with their indoor and outdoor pool facilities. Sip some wine and enjoy the beautiful view!

  • Biking and Nordic Walking
Meneghetti offers bikes and Nordic walking equipment so you can explore Istria off the beaten path. Many of the cycling and trekking trails extend inland and let you experience the beauty of the landscape.

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I was hosted by Istria Tourism with Kiersten, The Blonde Abroad, as their guest as part of the #ShareIstria campaign. As always, the content & opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
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