SAN CANZIAN

Authentic | Unique | Traditional

SAN CANZIAN VILLAGE & HOTEL

Authentic, unique, traditional and renovated with care

OUR STORY

San Canzian is a 5* collection of rustic buildings served by a premium gastronomic restaurant, one of the finest bars in Croatia and an outdoor pool with Finnish sauna. All placed in the very heart of Istria – a beautiful region of Croatia. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, gardens of local herbs and plants, it is the perfect place to experience the authentic Istrian vibe through traditional architecture with modern influenced design, a unique heritage concept, custom arts and a highly personalised service.

  • SUPERB CUISINE CHAMPIONING LOCAL SUPPLIERS

    Family recipes with quality ingredients all sourced from local suppliers or freshly harvested from the San Canzian Garden

  • SPACIOUS ROOMS FLOODED WITH NATURAL LIGHT

    Our cosy, elegant rooms and terraces provide a calming energy to unwind and refresh

  • THE PERFECT GOURMET EXPERIENCE

    Our team is distinguished by its precise but not pretentious cooking, where the main stars are the supreme local ingredients

  • BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS

    Pass through charming mediaeval towns and villages as you explore Istria or curl up with a good book by the pool surrounded by ancient olive groves

Community and Sustainability Commitment

Here are some key sustainability & community practices that these hosts are committed too. Please use the key below the icons for reference. You might see that some measurements are not currently in place and that’s okay, we choose to support our hosts on their imperfect road towards a better world and we understand that that takes time.

Power saving initiatives in place
Water saving measures in place
Plastic avoidance in place
Ecological construction
Ecological suppliers preferred
Environmental information for guests
Regenerative energy initiatives in place
Vegetarian menu available
Vegan menu available
Waste policy in place
Car charging station
Uses local suppliers
Local NGO supported
Local charity activity in place
Sells & promotes local products
Promotes other local SMEs & entrepreneurs
Equal opportunity & fair job policy in place
Provides local transport information
Recommends local cultural places of interest
Supports community development & local infrastructure
Sustainability Practices
Community Commitments
Not in Place

Eco Certifications

Just as we admire each of our hosts for their singularity, we appreciate that their sustainability journeys are also unique. Because of this, we do not require our hosts to have an eco certification or two under their belt, we simply guide them on improving their sustainable business practices one imperfect – but positive – step at a time. If a host has eco certifications they will be shown below, if not, then know we are working towards this together.

NGOs & Local Impact Projects Supported

Each of our hosts strive to have a positive impact on their local communities. Some of our hosts already have established connections with local partners to enrich the lives and wellbeing of their communities, others are in the process of creating these long term relationships. If a host has local NGO connections they will be shown below, if not, then know we are working towards this together.

What our hosts say..

Transparency is essential if we are all going to grow and improve together and this is why we have dedicated this section to sharing what we love about each place and its hosts. We work with each of our hosts to improve their guest experiences, sustainability practices and local impact, this is where you can learn more about that along with what still needs to be improved, the measures being taken to ensure our hosts continue to move forward and every now and then we’ll come back to update you on their progress.

Lars von der Wettern, Founder & Host @ Singular Places
October 2021

To be able to see the entire process, from beginning to end, how San Canzian sources local ingredients for their Luciano restaurant – a restaurant named after their favourite local supplier – from their surrounding community is a delight. The close connection between them and the local farmers, fishermen, cheesemakers, cattle farmers and butchers who – alongside their own garden – supply the kitchen with quality ingredients is palpable when the final result is served to guests.

Their interior design and styling is rustic, raw and elegant and yet still retains a cosy sense of warmth and comfort. A food and design lovers’ paradise!

We love their sustainability and community efforts and are keen to now see a growing connection to a local NGO and also to see environmental information supplied to their guests – particularly on the benefits of sourcing hyper-local ingredients and the importance of supporting a regenerative economy as they do these so well and it might inspire visitors in their own behaviour.

LOCATION

San Canzian Village & Hotel
Mužolini donji 7
Buje
Croatia

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Contact
Mail: info@san-canzian.hr
Phone: +385 52 853 897

San Canzian is an authentic luxury Village & Hotel with 24 rooms and suites, situated in the
mediaeval village of Mužolini Donji
, a 14th-century Venetian fortress, reborn as the most important art colony in Istria. The location enjoys incredible views from all areas of the village, with a large number of top winemakers, olive oil producers and gastronomic premium locations with opportunities to enjoy truffle hunting experiences nearby.

Fertile valleys and fresh water, olives and wine, are all prerequisites for a good life. Luciano Restaurant was named after one of our most important suppliers of authentic Istrian products. And our gardeners, local farmers, producers, suppliers and winemakers deliver the best of Istria, while our Chefs create the perfect gourmet experience for you to enjoy.

Our sommelier will gladly advise you on pairing your chosen menu with premium wines from our walk-in wine cellar.

You are invited to take a dip in the heated outdoor pool with breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the olive groves and vineyards of San Canzian or to simply gaze at the setting sun, soaking up the relaxed atmosphere and sipping on cocktails.

The interior design is deeply rooted and inspired by indigenous ways of building, but with modern solutions, and blends immaculately with the mediaeval exterior and setting.

WE ARE YOUR HOSTS
– San Canzian team

San Canzian is primarily a project with the soul of a small group of friends and enthusiasts.

A small luxury gastronomic hotel with a constantly superior level of service in the relaxed and informal atmosphere of a peaceful destination located in the most beautiful Istrian countryside.

We strive for excellence in everything we do, and our guests’ satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us.

Your hosts at San Canzian Village & Hotel

WE ARE YOUR HOSTS – San Canzian team

San Canzian is primarily a project with the soul of a small group of friends and enthusiasts.

A small luxury gastronomic hotel with a constantly superior level of service in the relaxed and informal atmosphere of a peaceful destination located in the most beautiful Istrian countryside.

We strive for excellence in everything we do, and our guests’ satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us.

Your hosts at San Canzian Village & Hotel

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