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250-Year-Old Villa in Trpanj Graces Latest National Geographic Traveler

Villa Vatikan

Croatia, or more specifically the southern Dubrovnik and Peljesac region, is the focus of the latest issue of the popular National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Dubrovnik’s famous Stradun graces the cover of the issue which features the best of the area, including the stunning Villa Vatikan on the Peljesac peninsula.

Stradun on the cover of the latest issue

Villa Vatikan is a family-owned and run villa located in Trpanj, on the Peljesac peninsula. The restored stone villa, previously owned by a captain and owner of a fleet of merchant ships, offers bed and breakfast accommodation.

Pelješac peninsula (photo: Andrea Šain / Orebic Tourist Board)

The house was built over 250 years ago above the village ensuring a spectacular sea and countryside views. The name alludes to religious ties which are true, a well-known priest was a family member and lived in the house where he asked permission from Rome to serve morning mass.

Villa Vatikan

The combination of the size of the house, Roman ties, and large doors where children liked to play behind, the house got its nickname- The Vatikan.

Villa Vatikan

Villa Vatikan

“Our location in a picturesque fisherman’s village with beautiful views, walking paths, stone houses, and lots of stories is a perfect place to stay and use as a base for your adventures. We are centrally located for taking day trips to Mostar, Neretva, Medjugorje, as well as Dubrovnik, Mljet, and Korcula,” the family says.

Villa Vatikan

Villa Vatikan

The Peljesac peninsula itself is famous for rolling vineyards and wine production where there is always a cellar nearby for some tasting. Olive groves also cover the landscape as well as archaeological sights, beaches, walking and hiking paths with villages nearby to explore.

Villa Vatikan

The view from Villa Vatikan

More details about the villa on the official Facebook page.

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