Located seven miles from Dubrovnik and having received a meticulous and loving renovation over the last twenty years this fifteenth century monastic complex, once home to Franciscan monks is now available for exclusive hire
Possibly one of the most unique villas in Europe a stay here will simply transport you back to another world entirely
With large beautifully kept grounds it is the perfect place for a summer celebration. The highly talented private chef can create a bespoke menu for your special event in the grounds, gardens or at the rooftop
This villa feels immensely private however enjoys close proximity to Dubrovnik and the surrounding countryside so that there is plenty to keep you occupied
Surround yourself with a truly incredible collection of art dating back to the Renaissance, with original objects, gothic furniture, decorative arts and paintings – the art here is very much part of the fabric, with the interior design very much complementing the art
Lopud in the heart of the Elaphiti islands. Constructed in 1483 as a cloistered sanctuary for quiet contemplation and healing, this medieval fortified monastery has been sensitively restored in order to retain its integrity and authentic feeling.
This villa is a mecca for anyone with a key interest in art. The Thyssen-Bornemisza family have amassed over four generations, an impressive collection that spans between the thirteenth to twenty-first centuries, and was said to be the largest collection after the Queen of England’s.
The villa itself consists of 5 rooms and suites, each with their own en-suite making it perfect for friends as well as families. Each one adorns a view either over the ocean or the perfectly manicured gardens. The rooms all uniquly designed incorporate Renaissance furniture from the collection as well as new bespoke furniture designed by Italian designer Paila Lenti.
Your stay here will be handled with precision by the villa host and there are a range of nearby activities which can be arranged. Meals will be taken care of by the private chef who will cater the meals to your tastes and requirements. Meals can be enjoyed outside in several stunning areas around the property; on the terrace, a banquet in the Cloisters, cocktails on the Sunset Terrace, a barbeque with movie screening in the old fort, dine inside at the renaissance dining table in the Refectory, or try your hand at making pizzas in the Old Kitchen – there really is something for everyone and every occasion.
Although this property does not have a swimming pool, you can enjoy the villa’s sauna, massage area, multi-gym and use of the yoga instructor, not forgetting the easy stepped access to the clear blue sea with use of paddle boards and kayaks and you can paddle over to a nearby beach.
When to visit
Lopud 1483 is located 15 minutes away from the Mainland and just 40 minutes from Dubrovnik.
There are regular flights with both British Airways and Easyjet from Gatwick direct to Dubrovnik. Flying time is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. In addition there are flights from some regional airports to Dubrovnik.
After landing in Dubrovnik, guests are transferred to the coastal village of Brsecine, approximately 40 minutes from the airport. Lopud island is then a 15-minute private speedboat journey from the Croatian mainland.
Dubrovnik private city tour
Explore the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, lined with traditional churches and views of the Adriatic Sea. Learn the stories behind this quintessential walled city with your expert guide.
Elaphiti Islands Tour
Explore the Elaphiti Islands aboard your private yacht and discover scenic bays, hidden caves and golden-sand beaches with your local skipper.
Mljet National Park
Odysseus' legendary green island: stunning landscapes, turquoise waters, and a 12th-century monastery on a small islet, where visitors can explore, swim, and enjoy breathtaking views.