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Welcome to our Villa Casa Gialla,

Casa Gialla family home,  was converted into a holiday home after the construction of the pool in 2019 and exudes the warmth of family life. It is recently constructed and is located in the outer outskirts of Šišan, in a quiet street as the last house in the row. Located only 100 m away from the main road Pula-Medulin, so close and yet so quiet and no noise with a view of the meadow where the cows are grazing. Birds or chickens and ducks from nearby yards may wake you up in the morning.

The name Casa Gialla (the "yellow house") was accidentaly chosen at the start of  the construction on December 31, 1997. by the 3-year old daughter who was fascinated by the  yellow color, from dressing, drawing and toys, so when we announced her intention to build a house, she enthusiastically asked: "Will you make me a yellow house?" Very soon Casa Gialla became a sort of toponym for a new house; a toponym accepted in the family, by our friends and acquaintances, becoming such a recognizable sign of this house.

We are active residents of our the Italian Cummunity Šišan, through singing and playing in folklore, where we present our traditional old mantignade songs that are part of the UNESCO non material heritage. We also do olive growing and we have our bio garden.

We are glad that you have chosen our house Casa Gialla for your holiday. Hopefully, we will allow you to feel relaxed and joyful and to make your vacation a true holiday in the peace of our Šišan.

Barbara and Claudio Grbac

Villa Casa Gialla

This beautiful property is located in Šišan in a village just 8 km from the center of Pula. The house can accommodate up to eight guests and has three nicely decorated bedrooms. Two bedrooms, each with its own loggia, have a double bed and one has two single beds. There is a sofa in the living room, and we also offer guests a sofabed and a baby feeder / bed on request. The large lounge and dining room with a fully equipped kitchen is very bright thanks to the large glass surfaces that have direct access to the patio and pool. On the covered terrace of 24m2 there is a table for outdoor dining. Outside, there is a nice large courtyard with an Istrian tavern, with a large dining table, a typical Istrian fireplace, a kitchen, a bathroom and replacable gas grill. There are 12 olive trees, 2 fig trees and one large palm tree planted in the courtyard that lit at night. You also have indoor free parking for 3 cars.

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Villa Casa Gialla is located just 200 meters from the center of Šišan and its parochial church. There are two mini-markets, two pizza restaurants and two caffee available to fullfill your needs. In the village you also have one cafe with billiard tables, a wine tasting restaurant and an exclusive restaurant within the hotel. Large shopping centers are located in Pula at 6 km and in Medulin at 4 km. Located in Ližnjan, 3 km form the villa, there are rocky beaches and 4 km form the villa in Medulin there is a large sandy beach, appropriate for kids. Our favorite beach is Cala Bay located 2.5 km form the villa known for the cristal vlear see and the untouched nature.

The bus station to Pula and Medulin is 150 meters on foot, lines 25b and 25c, which, from 6 am to 10 pm, connects Šišan with the city every hour.To get to Šišan you can also order a taxi at a good price, and the airport is only a few kilometers away.

Relax on deck chairs by the pool and simply enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful area.

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Šišan

Šišan (ital. Sissano), a historic settlement in the eastern part of southern Pula area, with 858 inhabitants (2011); located in the middle of a fertile agricultural area surrounded by forests (Magran and Cuf). The remains of prehistoric archeological sites, hillforts or castles (Montici) and a multitude of ancient architecture (St. Stephen), confirm the population of the area in prehistory and antiquity. In the Middle Ages, Šišan was one of the richest places in Pula area. The first written mention dates from 990 and the name of the settlement comes from the Latin predial toponym (Sisianum, Sisius). In this area the lords alternated: the bishops of Pula, the noble families Morosini and Sergi-Castropola. The plague was devastated in the 15th and 16th centuries by the Venetian authorities and granted some estates to Dalmatian and Greek refugees. The parish church of St. Felix and Fortunat was built in 1528 on the site of a smaller older religious building and holds precious inventory: the Gothic Virgin with the Child (15th century), the baroque marble main altar, the wooden gilded sacrament, the Virgin with the Child (1480). preserved in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary from 1252 on the hill of Monte Madonna, the wooden late Gothic Crucifixion (16th century) and the relics of Saint Lorenzino. Nearby is the one-nave Holy Trinity Church (1450) with an inscribed apse where a cross with Glagolitic graffiti is stored. The historic core of Šišan is adorned with architectural elements from 14-16. Century. Just outside the Cape of St Stephen (tal. San Stefano) are the remains of an ancient coastal locality. It is a rustic villa with a cistern, which is partly preserved. The early medieval settlement with the church, which was not preserved, was then built on the ruins of a Roman building. It is interesting that in the church the service of God was performed until the last century, and the commune took care of the lamp, which, fueled by oil, burned day and night, a symbol of faith and a gentle sign to the ships.

SURROUNDING

Between the Šišan and the sea, at 88m, lies the high hill of Monte Madonna, which with its imposing position is imposed over the entire area of ​​the southern eastern coast of Istria and navigable routes along the eastern coast of the Adriatic. Prehistoric hillfort, with traces of ancient and early medieval buildings, and at the end of the 19th century the Austrian army built a strong fortress, parts of which are still well preserved today because the army maintained this position until 1991. During the summer you can visit the building and its underground for free Friday morning. You can also get to know Šišan through a free interpretation walk every Thursday evening.

The population of Šišan, with several other settlements in southern Istria, cultivates the Istrian language. An important institution for promoting Šišan (Italian) identity, language and culture is the Italian Community.

For antique lovers, besides the town of Pula only 8 km away, you can also visit Nesactium also 8 km north, which was the capital of the Histri tribe. They were conquered by the Romans 177 years before Christ. According to the Histrians, our region of Istria was named.

Diving lovers can dive in Ližnjan 3 km to the Italian light cruiser Cesara Rossarol (85 x 8 m), which was sunk there on 16.11.1918. years or up to two sunken ancient ships on Punta Uljeva.

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