Villa Regina is located in the historical heart of the seaside town of Hvar. From its magnificent stone baroque balcony, it captures breathtaking views of the Riva esplanade and the harbour beyond. Modern yachts and classic sailboats adorn the waterfront just meters away while Fortica, the 16th Century Fortress, protectively watches over this popular port of call and the surrounding Pakleni Islands.
The Villa was originally built in 1612, during the baroque period, when Venice exhibited a strong influence all along Adriatic. Today it is preserved as a heritage monument and is protected under the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments. It was first owned by the well-known Stalio family as well as the Marchi family, one of the oldest Italian families in Hvar. The Villa, along with the Gothic pool house and garden was fully renovated between 2007 and 2009, in strict accordance with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments.
The property has a floor area of 450 m2 across three floors. Guests will enjoy 5 well-appointed luxury bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms for up to 10 people and a large open plan living area with a library, fireplace, kitchen and dining room. For those looking to wind up or wind down, the lower ground floor opens up to wellness facilities and a wine cellar.
Just beyond the doors of the Villa, an expansive Mediterranean garden awaits and is home to a variety of citrus trees, figs, lavender and rosemary bushes. In the garden, you’ll find an old Gothic house with a heated pool that can be converted for outdoor or indoor use to suit your visit year-round.
Your stay at Villa Regina will grant you exclusive unfettered access to the cultural beauty of Hvar, its Roman namesake. The warm Mediterranean rhythms will exhilarate on those long summer nights and demand peaceful tranquillity at your beckon call. Experience the rich flavours of Dalmatian cuisine accompanied by a tall glass of Hvar’s renowned local wine, Plavac. The unrequited splendour of the sea and the magical bays along the coast of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands will undoubtedly make you think twice about going anywhere else on your next holiday.
At Villa Regina, our villa manager will endeavor to ensure your stay at Villa Regina is a memorable one and is happy to assist, where possible, with any query you may have.
There is an abundance of things to experience once outside the Villa as well. Hvar can capably cater to a variety of different tastes and preferences. You can enjoy long sea-side walks around the island, hike to Fortica Fortress – rewarding you with magnificent views of Pakleni Islands, tennis staged along with an archipelago view, or take an architectural tour of the many historic buildings in town. Sailing, an integral part of the island’s identity, is one of the best-placed activities you can experience while on Hvar and can be happily organised down to the very last detail for you – advance notice is recommended.