About Vila Tuttorotto
At the forefront of Rovinj's historic harbour, stands VILLA TUTTOROTTO, metaphorically named to invoke the courageous and meticulous restoration of this 16th century Venetian "palace of the poor". While looking over the picturesque fishermen’s port on one side, the main entrance, privately situated on the other side of the villa, transformed as a boutique hotel, is just a few steps away from the bustling Piasa Grande. Before the Venetian rulers decided in 1763 to fill up the tiny sea canal that was separating Rovinj, then an island, from the mainland, this beautiful baroques piazza was the town’s center of village life.
Each of the five floors of the Villa is styled in its own selection of marble and furnishings while harmoniously incorporating the luxury, boutique hotel restoration and discrete contemporary technology designed for the maximum comfort of its occupants, that will add magic to your romantic weekends or to a last minute dream. During it’s painstaking restoration, the owners succeeded in introducing the highest modern technology into the Villa, while preserving all of its historical, cultural and religious relics and attributes, and maintaining the wealth of period features.
If you are looking for a palace situated on a stunning stretch of the Adriatic coast and bathed in golden sunshine, Villa Tuttorotto is the perfect place for you. Villa Tuttorotto's rooms have a breathtaking view of the sea and of the lush pine woods.
This hotel is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.
Accommodation: Villa Tuttorotto has only a handful of fantastic rooms: 4 doubles, 2 singles and one suite. The rooms can be rented in a variety of combinations - including reserving an entire floor, with a balcony, fabulous terrace and a lounge with a period fireplace. Each room has a beautiful view of the port and of the endless pine woods that cover the nearly island of St. Catherine and the peninsula of Punta Corrente. The individually designed rooms are centrally air-conditioned and each room is equipped with a mini-bar, personal safe, flat screen satellite TV, wireless internet access and, above all… the breathtaking view!
Villa Tuttorotto's luxurious touches are abundant: whether one looks at the teak floors of the rooms, lavish Italian furnishings, bathrooms lined with antique marble, cast iron lamps, hand-made rugs, artisan-carved interiors, museum quality antiques, or the indigenous paintings adorning the walls, every detail has been carefully and beautifully designed.
Nearby, the Villetta Garibaldi offers intimate accommodation for four to six persons.
VILLETTA GARIBALDI - Situated in the heart of the 16th century old town of Rovinj, one of the most charming cities in Istria, "Villetta Garibaldi" is a beautiful example of its Mediterranean architecture. It has been fully renovated in accordance with all the rules and regulations that apply to historical monuments. The Istrian tradition is immediately recognizable in the natural materials that have been used, such as stone, wood and forged iron.
Situated only 100 meters from the sea, and three minutes walk from Villa Tuttorotto. It is also easily reachable by car, and all the local amenities are in the immediate vicinity. It sleeps four to six persons and is fully furnished and equipped. The modern technology and utilities were built in respecting the authentic details and concept of the original 16th century attached stone-house. Although somewhat modest compared to Villa Tuttorotto, Villetta Garibaldi provides the charm of perfect authenticity and seclusion, ideal for an intimate family vacation or gathering. The use of the fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV and wi-fi is included in the price. Gourmet breakfast is available at Villa Tuttorotto premises, subject to arrangements with the reception. The seafront terrace and the lounge along with the wide assortment of local and international drinks, are at guests disposal at Villa Tuttorotto.
Facilities: The warmth and hospitality offered by Villa Tuttorotto reach their highest point on the first floor starting with the unlimited gourmet breakfast served in the dining room, surrounded by antique Istrian furniture and objects. Guests can also choose to have breakfast on the balcony, bathing in the morning sun. Room service is available for those who prefer to stay in the intimacy of their room, where they can enjoy a view of the port and fishermen cleaning their nets from the previous night’s catch. Adjacent to the dining room, guests are welcome to relax in the comfortable sofas of the lounge, while making plans for the day by consulting the extensive family library or the hosts themselves.
MUSEUM - the waterfront walls of Villa Tuttorotto, approximately three foot thick, were once part of the fortress walls that surrounded the town and kept it safe from invaders. The basement crypts with their perfectly carved stone walls were used for olive oil production, as well as stowaways where the impoverished inhabitants hid their scarce supplies of food in the hope that they would not be ransacked by invading pirates who plagued these waters in medieval times. The museum walls of this charming Villa are covered with objects and symbols from the Istrian history creating a type of feeling journey through the past.
ANTIQUITY SHOP - as an extension to the Tuttorotto's decor, rich in art and antique objects, you will discover the hotel shop, ANTIQUARIATO MASATO, situated next to the Villa itself. There you can browse or buy authentic pieces of furniture and art dating from the past three centuries of Istrian history. As you enjoy the unhurried atmosphere of the boutique hotel’s gallery, you will not be able to resist an aperitif around the beautiful stone table situated in the quiet courtyard by its entrance.
"We had an incredible time, and can't thank you enough for helping us arrange it. We really liked the fact that there were so many different route options, and information on places we might want to see outside of where we were staying. It made us feel like we were curating our own trip. The details also helped us plan out our spending too, which was really useful. We had some particularly nice receptions and celebrations for our honeymoon. It was extremely thoughtful. We are convinced that we would never have discovered any of these wonderful places to stay without your expert knowledge. We even made some friends from Canada along the way, who were following a very similar itinerary to ours. We spent more than we usually would on the holiday itself, but it was good value for money and we would recommend Rediscover to anyone. In fact, we already have. The hotels were all brilliant, even if some were tricky to navigate by car. Pulling cases over the cobbles added to the experience."
A Harris, UK, Sept, 2019