The Istria region
Casa Nora is in a small hillside village called Brest pod Uckom with stunning views of the valley and mountains all around. It is in the heart of the Ucka Nature Park with hundreds of kilometers of marked hiking and mountain biking trails right at the doorstep. Explore the Vela Draga canyon within the park offering sheer cliffs for alpinists and sports climbers. The famous Opatija Riviera is only 30 kilometers away for beaches and seaside dining and shopping.
Views of truffle forests, rolling hills and valleys, Venetian-built hilltop towns. Enjoy your coffee and breakfast in your private garden.
Road biking lovers will love the small roads in the rolling countryside of inland Istria………quiet………very few cars.
Situated in northern Istria, Croatia, close to the borders with Slovenia & Italy.Our villa is in a rural location that bears a similarity to Tuscany. The rolling countryside with many ancient Venetian-built hilltop towns that are a delight to visit .Ideal for a relaxing holiday. Peaceful secluded location. Perfect sunny Mediterranean weather. Our villa is an ideal starting point for day trips in the inside of the peninsula or to the seaside of Opatija only 30 km. away. Old towns like Porec, Rovinj, Pazin, Motovun, Beram, Hum, Roc and Buzet are 5 to 30 km away.
The UNESCO Basilica at Porec is really worth a visit. Also Pula with the Roman Arena and Forum, amongst other places of interest.
You can take a day trip by catamaran to Venice, which is directly opposite across the Adriatic Sea.
Easy access from several local airports:
Pula, Rijeka, Zagreb (Croatia)
Trieste, Venice (Italy)
If driving from Trieste Italy head towards Slovenia and cross the Slovenian border then follow signs to Buzet, Croatia. The Croatian border is very close and Buzet is only 15 minutes away. From Buzet head towards Lupoglav (about 15 minutes). At the end of town turn left (the sign says Lenisce). In a few minutes you will see signs towards Brest. Follow those for 4.5 km and you are there.