With 4 doubles, 2 singles and one suite room as well as the adjoined family residence Villetta Garibaldi in the immediate neighborhood, boutique hotel Villa Tuttorotto is a proud member of "Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser", an association of romantic hotels, historic country homes and restaurants in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia and northern Italy. This exclusive group of historic hotels comprises some of the most luxurious and stylish palaces and mansions in this part of Europe. Each of these unique hotels and restaurants with character preserves and proudly shares its history with its guests.
Let us show you that the majestic and enticing atmosphere of Villa Tuttorotto is more like an aristocratic home-away-from-home than a hotel.
THE STORY OF VILLA TUTTOROTTO...
„The palace of the poor“
As of the thirteenth century, Venetians ruled the city of Rovinj. They recognized that the hilly inhabited island of northern Istria, just across the sea from their home, could be of huge strategic importance. Soon the tower of the St. Euphemia basilica became the most important landmark for their sailors and the port became the safe harbor for their fleet.
The Massatto family was well-known for generations, as skillful fishermen. So, the hard work made them earn a beautiful, though modest palace overlooking the port of Rovinj, as well as the name of the street where their home was.
The devastating consequences of the second World war made the Massatto family leave Rovinj and Istria. As the new owners entered the property in the early 1950’s, they encountered only the oldest palace inhabitant, the city barber. As he didn’t like the idea of the change of ownership, he tried to persuade the new owners that the house was worthless: “ TUTTO ROTTO”, he was shouting (“all is rotten”). The newcomers, however recognized the importance of the building.