Rovinj - Istria
Rovinj, the most romantic town in Istria, is also known as one of the most picturesque towns on the Mediterranean. It is situated on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, on the south of the Lim canal. Rovinj was developed on a small island, which was connected to the mainland during the Middle age. It has a history of more than 1700 years and it is marked by the changes of many different rulers: Byzantines, Goths, Venetians, Austrians and others. Each of them has left traces in the architecture of the historical town, dominated by the St. Euphemia’s church from the XVIII century, built in baroque style. The bell tower is one of the tallest in Istria and is similar to the bell tower of the St. Marcus church in Venice. That might be one of the reasons why Rovinj is also called “little Venice”. A must to visit is the “street of artists” – Grisia, where numerous art galleries of academic artists, who found inspiration for their work in Rovinj, can be found.
The development of tourism started in the 1970’s, when numerous hotels were built. Changes in the market through the years have changed Rovinj which today caters for individual tourists and families, who find accommodation in the various hotels and tourist settlements such as Amarin or Villas Rubin.
Excursions: Venice, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Brioni National Park, Canoe safari, Jeep safari, Fish picnic, Pula, Istria Tour, excursion to the Postojna Cave and many more.