2018 - Into the New Year

A New Year at the Palazzo

It's the end of another year at the Palazzo, the first snow of the Winter has arrived in Oprtalj and we are already looking ahead to a New Year and the sunshine of the Summer to come. 

Here at Palazzo Portole we are holding our prices as low as possible for the 2018 Spring and Summer season so we can persuade you too to experience the magic of this lovely Castle and the spectacular surrounding area.

If you contact us soon, special rates are available for early bookings.

2018 promises to be another exciting year with more visitors coming to Istria all the time and discovering the joys of this very special region of Croatia. There are more direct flights coming to nearby airports making the journey easier from all over Europe and the rest of the world.

There is so much for all the family here - you’re close enough to the sea to visit the coast every day if you want to. There are sights and attractions which appeal to young and old alike.

At the Roman Arena in Pula the gladiators among you can imagine themselves in the thick of the games and later the music lovers in the group can take in a concert there under the stars.

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Spend a day out on bicycles following the excellent cycle trails - along the route of an old railway line over the high bridges and through its tunnels, or in and out of forests, olive groves and vineyards on easily followed tracks. You’ll come across places to stop for a great meal and maybe a wine-tasting and you can be sure the children will be safe and far from busy roads and traffic.

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At the end of the day you return to a unique holiday home - a secluded, private Castle where you can close the gates and leave the world outside. Have a relaxed dinner in the Loggia - our outside dining-room - with fresh fish or locally-made sausages sizzling next to you on the barbecue.

The gardens within the Castle walls are beautiful in the summer and the pool is so hidden that no-one can see you there until they are right inside the gates. A day at home is a joy. Everybody can find their perfect spot, under an arcade of roses, up on the roof terrace or by the pool. If there are children in your group they will find plenty of new friends just beyond the gate.

The small town of Oprtalj is very international and most people here, including the very young, speak more than one language and are very friendly. There is no traffic within the medieval walls so you can run around and explore in total safety.

If you are interested in visiting Palazzo Portole, Oprtalj and Istria we encourage you to contact us soon.

Contact us this holiday season when the weather is cold where you are and you are thinking about a hot Summer holiday and pick up a discount for an early booking.










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