Villa Irena lies in the very centre and historical core of the town of Hvar. It lies only 20 meters from the main waterfront (riva), the sea and the promenade, where yachts and boats from all over the world dock in the summer. The magnificent Baroque stone balcony offers a breathtaking view of the waterfront, the boats in the harbour, Fortica Fortress, as well as Pakleni otoci, a group of islands that gives Hvar a special atmosphere
The villa was built in 1612, during the Baroque period, when Venice exhibited a strong influence on the entire Adriatic area. Today, it is under the protection of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments. It was first owned by the well-known Stajlia (Stalio) family from Hvar, which engaged in financial business . For a long time it was owned by the Marchi family, one of the oldest Italian families in Hvar. The villa, along with the Gothic house and garden was fully renovated in the period from 2007 to 2009 according to the instructions.