Bacva I Villas in Croatia
Villas in Croatia in Bacva, Istria
Situated close to Visnjan, on a 240 metre high hill above, lies the small village of Bacva. The village’s elevated location means that it enjoys stunning views of the beautiful Istrian landscape, the sea and Italy. As you will soon discover if you visit the village during a stay in one of NOVASOL’s villas Croatia, it is tiny. There are just ten houses, which accommodate the seven families who live there. The village was once built as a former Roman fortress and was, in part, protected by the river which flowed around the area. Although the river no longer flows, it can still be seen today.
Croatia accommodation and Bacva
In addition to the ten houses and self-catering Croatia holiday apartments, Bacva is home to two very interesting churches. The Church of St Joseph was built in the late twelfth century and can still be admired today – be sure to look out for the fifteenth century frescoes that have been lovingly preserved. The second church, The Church of Saint Mary, is home to a grave stone which dates back to 1571 for the priest Stipe Dekovic. The stone includes an inscription in early Croatian writing. Be sure to visit both during a stay in our Croatia accommodation.
Self-catering Croatia and local cuisine
Although a stay in our villas Croatia present the perfect opportunity to live like a local and cook the local cuisine, be sure to visit some of the local restaurants to sample typical Istrian specialities and dishes. A particular favourite is the Istrian white cod dish, Bakalar na Bijelo. It is best sampled alongside some of the delicious and high-quality Istrian wine. It is the perfect excuse to hang up the oven gloves and relax during one of NOVASOL’s family holidays!
Day trips in the local area and adventures further afield
For those who love adventure holidays there is plenty to see and do in the local area. Visit the picturesque town of Visnjan and get lost amongst the cobblestone streets and admire the gothic chapel of St Anthony the Abbot. Alternatively, guests in our dog friendly cottages often love to explore the stunning Istrian countryside, with its rolling hills, hilltop villages and picturesque sea views. For those who love the fascinating cultural and historical heritage in Bacva, you may also be interested in discovering our Zadar accommodation. The charming city is bursting with historical ramparts and fascinating archaeological discoveries from ancient and medieval towns. The cobblestone streets are mostly pedestrianised and link the city’s fascinating past with its more contemporary future. The city is now home to a fantastic selection of coffee shops, pastry shops and restaurants, as well as NOVASOL’s superb selection of apartments Zadar.