Part of the Venetian Republic for over 500 years, the Old Town is perched on an elevated peninsula, surrounded by Venetian terracotta-roofed houses and crowned by the Church of St. Euphemy from the 18th century whose bell tower dominates the Rovinj silhouette. The cramped area of the former island dictated the appearance of the town that is characterized by high houses, narrow paved streets and small squares.
Due to Rovinj’s mild climate, amount of sunny days, warm sea, attractive scenery, as well as historical monuments and old town, it is a popular meeting place for all kinds of artists – painters, writers and actors – throughout the whole year. This is place providing endless options – walks in wonderful nature, sport and recreation activities, sailing, diving, climbing, biking, discovering hidden beauties, cultural antiques, archeological sites and culinary specialties, all combined with accommodation in high-quality hotels, tourist resorts and camps, private accommodation, wellness delights, business conferences and sporting activities.
What to do?
- walk around old town
- climb the campanile of the cathedral of Sv. Euphemia in the middle of the old town
- visit Baroque Archway
- cycle, there are miles of cycle tracks to the south through pine forest that follow the coast line
- visit Island of St. Andrija
- visit „Batana House“ Museum
- Rovinj Heritage Museum, museum is housed in a Baroque palace that in the 17th and18th century belonged to the Califfi counts.
The beaches of Rovinj are mainly stony and rocky and some have pebbles. In order to make swimming also enjoyable for those who don’t like the stony coast, the town of Rovinj has in the past few years covered a number of beaches with fine gravel. These beaches can be found in the campsite Villas Rubin, in Kuvi Bay. The well-attended town beach in Lone Bay, the popular beach on the island of St. Andrew.
Entertainment and night life
If you plan to spend your summer vacation in Rovinj, you will have the opportunity to enjoy various local festivals and other events. Those who wish to entertain themselves all night long will have a good time in Monvi, the largest entertainment centre in Istria with night bars and disco clubs inside the complex.
Istrian cuisine is a true reflection of historical, geographical and climate characteristics of the peninsula and the result of interviewing of different traditions with dishes based on wild plants, aromatic herbs, seasonal vegetables, seafood and olive oil. Istria’s most famous gastronomic specialty is its truffles.