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Rovinj

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"A modern town with old-world charm"

Rovinj Tourism

Rovinj has an old-times charm as the city's major attraction. From the centuries old churches to medieval architecture and art, the city's beauty remains a hidden treasure due to the lack of tourism. The baroque buildings and the nearby nature parks add to the beauty of the region, while the turquoise waters of the Adriatic offer breathtaking views.

Rovinj is a city known for its beautiful beaches along with the city's medieval themed architecture with narrow alleys and streets. Sometimes referred to as the hidden gem of Croatia, the small city of Rovinj sees lesser number of travellers compared to the other regions on the Istrian peninsula during the summers. The entire surrounding region of Rovinj blossoms by the end of the spring season with majestic flowers blooming across the beautiful Punta Corrente forest park. If these attractions weren't enough, the Golden Cape, Church of St. Euphemia, Olge Vicel's gallery in La Grisia and the old town are some of the must visit places when in Rovinj. Those looking for a quiet vacation spot may just find Rovinj their favorite destination in Croatia.

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A unique world of art

It'd be safe to call Rovinj an art lover's paradise. The town takes pride of its talented artisans, and there's nothing better than bringing home the handmade beauties created by locals from your vacay spot. There are plentiful of art shops and galleries throughout the town, where you can fall in love with the beautiful artworks created by local artists, and take your favorite pieces to your home. The artworks are unique and interesting, with some of them being made out of trash or seemingly useless stuff. You can stop by some really amazing stores, such as Ad Hok Atelier-galerija and Tatjana RokvicÍs gallery; buy quality leather products at Koza; fall for adorable sewn silk masterpieces at Olge Vicel's gallery; and get struck in awe while browsing beautifully framed wildflower bouquets from Tomaso Shop.

Beach please!

Although Istria isn't known or acknowledged much for its beaches, you can still find some pretty beaches in and around Rovinj. Most of them being outlined by rocks and pebbles, beaches in Rovinj are clean, vast and varied. The most popular coasts in Rovinj are Lone Bay, Golden Cape, and Cisterna Bay. There are certain beaches in the town particularly great for families, such as Kuvi beach, Amarin beach, Gustinja Bay, and Villas Rubin beach, due to easy access to the shallow waters. For the adventurous ones, Cape Skarba, Dagita Bay and Monte beach are good options, where they can have fun getting through the rocky coatlines to reach the less-accessible seawater. For nudism lovers, Vatalta beach located north of the city center is the place to be.

Language of Rovinj

English is conveniently understood in Rovinj, especially in tourist areas.

Nightlife in Rovinj

Nightlife in Rovinj is more about sipping a cocktail or a Croatian wine in a chilled-out setup, rather than loud music to dance all night on. There's only only one night club in the town, Club Boa, located at the seafront. The Old Town has a plethora of bars, the most talked-about ones being Valentino, Piassa Grande, Batel Bar and Caff Bar XL.

Shopping in Rovinj

The best place for an authentic local shopping experience is Carrera Street, where you would be able to buy all kinds of souvenirs to take back home. Walking through the streets of La Grisia you will find yourself in a paradise of art. Apart from that, there are a plenty of supermarkets to buy daily need goods. The best souvenir picks in Rovinj would be handicrafts, paintings, truffles, lavender products and leather goods, other than local wines.

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What is famous about Rovinj?

Interesting local art, gorgeous Old Town, world-class truffles

What is not so good about Rovinj?

Tedious nightlife, not many monuments for sightseeing, expensive accomodation, most hotels & restaurants closed in winters

What is the best time to visit Rovinj?

Nothing can beat summers in Croatia, and Rovinj is no exception to this fact. The seawater gets into the perfect temperatures for swimming; hotels and restaurants all around the town get diligently set to welcome their guests; and romance starts fusing in the air. If you are imaging a lively vacation around heavy tourist crowds from all over the world, you must book your tickets for July or August. For the ones looking for a little relaxed environment clutched with the privilege of warm ocean and (comparatively) affordable accomodations, the shoulder months of June and September offer the best deals.
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What is the local food in Rovinj?

Istrian gastronomy is one of its kind, and there's nothing you can't taste and tell about it when in Rovinj. Restaurants in the town offer a great selection of dishes made with fresh fishes, crabs and shell fishes. Truffles are a specialty item in Rovinj, and every eatery you step in would savour you with a huge variety of delicacies made out of it. Wild asparagus is another item to look out for while in Rovinj. Istria has got some of the best wines in Croatia, and needless to say, you must and must try the likes of Teran, Merlot and Cabarnet Sauvignon. A glass of Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey), Chardonnay, and White and Grey Pinot will make for the best drinks to try here. Restaurants such as Barbar Danilo, Lanterna, Monte, Tugurio and Orca top the list of the best places to eat in Rovinj.
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What is the best way to reach Rovinj?

Rovinj is easily accessible from all parts of Croatia and other nearing regions. The city lacks an airport and railway connectivity with the nearest ones in Pula, about an hour's drive away from Rovinj. Frequent buses and easy cab connectivity makes reaching Pula an easy task. Road transit is the best way to reach Rovinj from almost anywhere in Croatia although cities such as on the Istrian peninsula are also accessible via Ferries.
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What are the places near Rovinj?

The top places near to Rovinj are Pula which is 29 km from Rovinj, Venice which is located 111 km from Rovinj, Bologna which is located 192 km from Rovinj, Rome which is located 365 km from Rovinj, Zadar which is located 165 km from Rovinj

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