Croatian Tourism – Rovinj-Rovigno
Rovinj-Rovigno – The Romantic Mediterranean
The most romantic place on the Mediterranean can be found on the beautiful coast of Istria, just below the Lim bay. The town of Rovinj-Rovigno is the destination for everyone who is yearning for a sentimental atmosphere of times past. It can be found here, on the Mediterranean, in a town that started its romantic life on an island, where the shortage of space caused the houses to be built closely together, the streets to be narrow and the squares to be small; everything is still untouched by modern urbanism. On the side facing the sea, the town is protected by a high rocky shore and walls of houses built on cliffs, and on the side facing the land, it is protected by sturdy walls. The Church of St. Euphemia, which was built during the Baroque, is a dominant sight in town, and its 60-metre tower offers views of the grey-red roofs and chimneys, the streets and squares, the harbour and dock with moored ships and boats, the marina with yachts. The unique old city centre, the 67-kilometre coast, the 2,289 ha of protected green spaces and the forest park, the 22 islands, islets and cliffs are what makes this town unique.
Cultivated on its rich fishing tradition, it has become recognizable by its unique boat, batana and its songs, bitinade. Its beauty was especially appreciated by artists, who painted the most beautiful motifs here and displayed them in Grisia – the artists’ street.
This is a place that offers countless possibilities – taking walks in the beautiful nature, participating in sports and recreational activities, sailing, diving, climbing, cycling, as well as discovering hidden beauties, cultural antiques, archaeological sites, culinary specialties. All of this is connected with staying in high-quality hotels, tourist resorts and campsites that offer numerous possibilities for pleasant holidays, enjoying the benefits of wellness centres, business meetings and sports activities.
Romantic and mysterious, as well as full of possibilities for having an unforgettable time, Rovinj-Rovigno is a town that you will want to return to.