Villa Portole is located near the antique village of Oprtalj or Portole its Italian name, which has a small convenience store, tavern and cafe/bar.

The medieval town of Motovun (famous for its world renowned Film Festival) is 10 minutes away, as is the wonderful artist and music town of Groznjan. 20 minutes away is the local fishing village of Novigrad, quaint with excellent restaurants. Livade (famous for truffle) is nestled at the base of the hill on which Oprtalj sits. The whole of Istria is within easy driving distance.

We recommend flying into Pula Airport (Croatia) or Trieste (Italy). Ryan Air flies to Pula from Stanstead, Monarch Airways from Gatwick to Pula and Lufthansa from Munich to Pula. Rijeka and Ljubiliana are approximately 90 minutes drive and Venice approximately 2 1/2 hours.

You can also arrive from Venice by ferry to Porec or Umag.

A car is essential.