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Rovinj (Rovigno)

rovinjRovinj is situated on the western coast of Istria. The old part of the city is on a small peninsula. There are about 15 000 inhabitants in the city. In the archipelago of Rovinj there are 22 islands of which St. Andrew and St. Catherine are the biggest. It is said that Rovinj was built in the period from the 3rd to the 5th century. According to the archeological founding’s, the area was inhabited already in prehistory. The main income sources in the city are tourism and industry. Of greater importance in industry is the Rovinj Tobacco factory, Mirna the factory for canned fish and the factory of non-alcoholic drinks. Every year in August Rovinj hosts an open air art fair Grisia and a popular open air Summer celebration with live music called Rovinj night.

Accommodation in Rovinj:

Together with Poreč, Rovinj is the leading tourist destination. In the city there are about 10 hotels of which Eden is the biggest and it has been proclaimed the best hotel in Croatia several times. Other hotels are hotel Istra with wellness center, hotel Park and hotel Adriatic in the very center of the town. In the area of Rovinj there are also several camps like Vestar, Polari, Amarin, hotel resorts and hotel-apartment resorts. The biggest camp in Rovinj is Valalta, a naturist camp which is also among the best camps in Croatia.

Private accommodation in Rovinj can be found mainly in the old town and the city parts close to, in majority of case you would be able to reach the city by foot from the accommodation.

In a radius of about 15 km from Rovinj, several luxury villas with private swimming pool can found.


What to see – sights in Rovinj:

The museum of the city of Rovinj is situated in the baroque palace Califfi. Regular exhibits in the museum are the traditional fishing tool, the ethnographic collection, the numismatic collection, the archeological collection and others. Very significant is the church of St. Eufemia dating back to the 10th century.

The Center for Historical research has a huge library with more than 80 000 works. In the northern part of the city there is The Institute Ruđer Bošković, the church and the monastery of St. Francis. In the southern part of the city you can find the city library Matija Vlačić Ilirik with about 35 000 works.


Where to eat:

Almost every street in Rovinj has its restaurant, so every guest can find his place to enjoy the Istrian kitchen. What you can regularly find on the menu is fish and seafood. You can also try the Istrian pršut with home made bread, cheese, olive oil and teran, the Istrian red wine or malvazija, the white wine. Typical Rovinj drink is pelinkovac which is liquor made of wormwood plant.

You can fulfill your stay in Rovinj by visiting the main shopping street Carrera in the center of the town. The street is full of shops, bars and boutiques. If you want to go out, you should visit the entertainment center Monvi which includes a night club, several disco clubs, an open-air theater, a Mexican restaurant and a pizzeria. It often hosts different concerts and events.

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