Rovinj

Rovinj is a golden postcard of Mediterranean , a small town of rich culture and history. For centuries Rovinj has been dependent of the sea, using its wealth and letting it mould the way of life, mentality, and future of its inhabitants. Here you can find historical monuments from the times when Illyrians, Romans and Venetians ruled. Entertainment facilities are going to make your holiday in a unique adventure.

ROVINJ HISTORY

Rovinj is a small town with a rich history. It was built on a peninsula, which was already in seventh century surrounded by town walls. The limited space led to the construction of narrow buildings, streets and small town squares. The church of Saint Thomas , Chapel of Holy Trinity, the Franciscan Monastery, a baroque archway called “Balbijev luk” and a tower with the city clock tell us the story of its long history.

ROVINJ FUN

The mildness of Rovinj makes you go on a peaceful walks along the sea and evenings with the live music on terraces. There is not an evening without a concert of traditional Rovinian, pop, jazz or classical music, exhibitions, theatrical performances or artistic happenings. The most popular event of the year is the “Rovinj night” when 10000 people are gather here to have fun with music, dancing, tasty food and drink and the biggest fireworks on the Adriatic . Rovinj offers you night fun in the largest entertainment centre in Croatia MONVI (1 km from the centre of the city) similar to the fun in touristic centres in Spain and Italy.

ROVINJ FOLKLOR

Singing is part of folklore here. “Arie da nuoto” and “bitinade” are popular Rovinian songs and they show a specific way of singing. These the songs have a special melodic concept which imitates sounds of instruments with great sensibility that delights the listeners. The greatest masters of singing of this kind of vocal songs are participating in “Rovinj summer”, Apputamenti rovignesi and the Rovinj celebrations.

ROVINJ NAUTICS

Along of 445 km of the Istrian coast, there are 11 marinas with 3,400 berths, which are opened through all of the year (in Croatia there are 48 marinas with 12,500 berths). In Rovinj you can cast the anchor of your yacht in the city harbour or in the ACI marina (380 berths). Marina is protected from southwest and northwest by a breakwater and floating piers. On the coast you can find a restaurant, toilet facilities, crane for 10 tones and enough parking space. Other services are a little further into the marina. Each berth in the marina is equipped with water and electricity. Shopping can be done both in town and the marina. In ACI marina there is a specialized shop for yachts’ spare parts.

ROVINJ EXCURSIONS

We recommend you to see Limska draga fjord. This flooded craggy canyon is where emerald green sea and varied vegetation make one of the most beautiful fjords on the Adriatic coast. You can visit also the « Zlatni rt» Forest Park … Rovinj arranges and other excursions for everyone’s taste:
Fisch picnick – boat excursion with fish lunch, good wine and music…
Village party – excursion in evening hours, party in a typical Istrian tavern with good food, wine and music…
Acquavision – sightseeing of the beauties of the underwater world …
Arena Pula – you can visit one of the 3 Roman amphiteatres in the world …
Jama Baredine – visit to underground world …
Brioni – sightseeing of National Park Brioni …
Dvigrad– meet a medieval town which was abandoned in the 17th century …
Plitvice – visit and explore the National Park …
Postojnska jama – visit and sightseeing the biggest cave in Europe …