The apartment Nona Ančka (Granny Ancka) is located on the south side of the village Babiči, 150m away from the main road to nearby Marezige. When you’re in Koper, on the roundabout near the Hipermarket, turn left for Marezige. Then follow the valley road to Vanganel, where the serpentines lead you directly to Babiči, past the Vanganel lake.
The view from the apartment goes from the nearby village Čentur to the sea horizon, from the laguna of Grado to the city of Trst, surrounded by its green hills. This widespread view of the Slovene and Italian surroundings will surely astound you.
The house is located in the middle of a green, country environment, filled with olive plantations, vineyards and fig trees. If you’re looking for an escape from an exhausting and stressful everyday life, choosing the Nona Ančka apartment is the right decision.
With the addition of fresh air and a wonderful view, we are offering an air-conditioned apartment to rent with:
– one, two, three and four-bed rooms
– fully equipped kitchen,
– a spacious living room with a balcony,
– two bathrooms, each equipped with shower
– a spacious outdoor terrace,
– independent entrance and car parking
– free wireless internet,
– pets allowed, rooms for non-smokers
Nona Ančka was the original Šavrine woman, born in Babiči. In addition to taking care of her family, she was going every day (on foot or by carriage) to Koper or Trst to sell to well-off citizens local products she made at home (eggs, meat products, fruit and vegetables, homemade craft, bread, milk).
In her younger years, women and girls, before the advent of washing machines, were carrying their laundry in a plenjer on the head, big baskets from the village up to the 1,5 km distant stream of Rokava, where the laundry was cleaned manually.
Life of nona Ančka wasn’t easy, but she handled life’s problems with her own, good humor. With her kind and gracefull nature she was well known among in habitans of Babiči.
For many years she was helping at childbirth on the homes of Babiči women and in the near villages, where she was respected as experienced and reliable. Despite a hard, country life she died at the respectable age of 91. She lived all of her life in her native Babiči.
In the nearby surroundings there are many places to visit or activities you might be interested in:
Cycling (on the countless country roads between neighbouring villages and cities) up to 50 km
Fishing in the Vanganel lake (fishing permit on sale), 2 km
Wild animal hunting during the hunting season (Marezige hunting association)
Trips to Pomjan, the river Rokava, the Dragonja river valley, over the Šavrin hills to the Croatian border heading south or in the direction of Sv. Anton and other small villages like Truške, Montinjan, Boršt, … 10 km
Visiting wine cellars (wine roads) up to 15 km
Tennis courts (Vanganel tennis center), 2 km
Trips to medieval cities Koper and Piran, luxurious Portorož, the fishermans’ city of Izola, the city of Hrastovlje with the famous frescos of the Death dance in an Early Gothic small church… from 15 to 30 km
In the summer, in every surrounding village or city the traditional feasts (šagre) take place, where you can get to know the local customs and ways of Istrian people and to taste local delicacies. For instance, the wines malvazija and refošk, various dried meat products, including pršut, virgin olive oil from local olive plantations, sweets from dry figs, fried pastry (kroštole and fritole), polenta with cod fish, homemade bread, egg dish fritaja with wild asparagus and we could go on and on…
In May, Marezige are hosting the Refošk festival, where the best refošk wine is awarded, while in June the biggest Slovenian jazz festival is taking place, Marezijazz. and There’s an increasing demand for these events, which are seen by more and more people each year.