Described as the ‘Pearl of the Istrian Peninsula’, the charming sea town of Rovinj is a must-see – and thought of as Istria’s star attraction. Whether it’s exploring the breath-taking views of the surrounding islands; meandering down narrow cobbled streets and small town squares; or admiring paintings exhibited on the stone walls of Grisija Street – Rovinj is the perfect escape from daily life. With its intense charm and character, enjoy a historic insight into Istria with St Euphemia’s Church – the largest baroque church in Istria – dominating the town from its hilltop location and 61m high bell tower.
The town is one of the most visited in Croatia and is home to many small cove beaches, with a picture-postcard backdrop of colourful, Venetian style buildings. Such is the influence of Italian culture here; a daily ferry allows you to take the short journey to Venice during your stay. A short drive north will bring you to Lim Bay, known as ‘Croatia’s most beautiful fjord’.
Rovinj’s hospitality and fine dining certainly won’t disappoint, with Michelin Star restaurants serving fresh fish and locally sourced truffles - an absolute must-try. These two essential ingredients are key to the local cuisine and will certainly make you want to come back for more! Although Rovinj’s nightlife may not be as a high-octane as nearby resorts, its quaint Old Town is still home to trendy bars which are open until late during the peak season.