Buzet - cultural and adventure hideout

 Discover cultural heritage of the Old city and enjoy in adventures sports


 Seek for the new tastes in the best Istrian restaurants

Villa Mandalena

Villa Mandalena -  Relax and enjoy at your vacation in villa surrounded by forest and tranquility

About Buzet


The old city Buzet is placed at 150 m high hill above the fertile valley of the river Mirna, while the newer part of town - Fontana, developed at the foot of the hill.
Buzet is also known as the City of truffles because it is located in a zone in which grows the most valuable underground fungus in the world.

The area is very diverse, from 100 meters to over 1000 meters above the sea level. This makes differences in climate. While in the valley of river Mirna prevails mild Mediterranean climate, in the mountain area called Cicarija has continental, mountain climate.

Cicarija area, the so-called "The roof of Istria" can provide a pleasant holiday with its forest area, beautiful meadows and pastures, especially in the summer months, but in the winter too - for fans of winter joy.

Buzet, along with the surrounding area known as „Buzestina“ spreads on 165 km wide area where lives around 6000 inhabitants. Under term „Buzestina“implies a part of the town of Buzet, and all the villages and hamlets around Roc, Hum, Vrh, Racisce, Sovinjak.

In the Buzet area You can find numerous activities to make Your vacation complete. It is inhabited from time immemorial and abounds not only with historic monuments but with historic stories and myths as well. After inspecting local sights and nearby tourist attractions You can shorten your time with paragliding, gliding and speleology, either in organized groups or individually.

Thanks to the climate all these activities are available during the entire year.  You can also choose to rent a mountain bike at a local cycling club and explore the area, whereas in the nearby Roč you will find a riding camp, which offers adequate conditions both to beginners and advanced riders.

The footpaths offer ideal conditions for trekking, the mountaineering club offers recreation on paths ranging from 4 up to 200km, and the area is quite popular for free climbing on rocks as well.

For those interested in the cultural and enogastronomic offer the Buzet area offers numerous manifestations and round trips. There are diverse wine routes, olive oil paths and an event dedicated to „rakija“ at your disposal. You can also savor or attend educations on the most valuable tuber abundant in this area- the truffle.   The Buzet Truffle days are an ideal opportunity to savor various delicacies including the world's largest truffle scrambled eggs dish. 

In the Mirna River valley, along the edge of Motovun forest developed medical tourism in the Istrian thermal resort, which provides sulfuric water, thermal baths and Mud used for treating rheumatic diseases and endocrine system.

The rich gastronomic offer of the Buzet area and numerous possibilities to make a trip, explore the nature or engage in outdoor activities and the comfort and intimacy which provides Villa Mandalena are guaranty of pleasant and unforgettable vacation.


Welcome to magical Istria!

Near the city of Buzet, in the village Mandalenici, rounded by forest it is located Villa Mandalena.

Villa Mandalena is ideal for everyone who wants to get away form the mass tourism and enjoy in privacy and tranquility... or spend an active vacation with numerous type of recreation, walk, drive a bike, pick asparagus or mushroom... or simply enjoy in peacefulness of the pool and catch the color.

 If you become desirable of city rush and sea for just 45 min of driving you will be able to enjoy in magic of blue Istria. Spacious environment, plenty of sun and proximity of Istrian towns and attractions will provide you the real pleasure at your holiday!

 Villa Mandalena lies on 250 m2, it has two floors with two newly decorated apartments. App 1 (6+2) is situated on the first floor and app 2 (4+2) is situated on the ground floor. Both apartment have separate entrance and they are equipped with air conditioner, SAT-TV and Internet access.

 Our guests can enjoy in spacious garden with private pool 4x8 m surrounded with deck chairs. Villa also has parking for 4 cars and it is allowed that you bring your pet on vacation as well.

 Experience, feel, relax your body and soul and spend unforgettable moments in Istria!