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“Crveni Otok” Red Island (Rovinj, Istria)

For those who are interested to explore Rovinj and its beautiful surrounding there is an island Crveni otok where is located an interesting Institute of Marine Biology. The island actually consist of two islands named St. Andrew and Maškin.
Red Island Info

Lim valley (Rovinj, Istria)

The Lim valley (Limska draga or Limska dolina) is the 35 km long valley of the river Pazinčica, which transforms into the Lim bay (Limski zaljev), a 10 kilometer long estuary. Lim Bay got its name from the Latin word limes meaning border because the bay was a natural border between the two Roman provinces. The Croats sometimes call it Limski kanal (Lim Channel), due to its narrow width. The estuary is sometimes called a fjord, even if it is not in fact a fjord but a ria, because it was not carved by a glacier but by the river eroding the ground on its way to the Adriatic Sea.
Lim Info

The Grisija (Rovinj, Istria)

Surely among the most known trademarks of ancient Rovinj, Grisija is a picturesque cobbled and sprial street with playful shiny stone pillars.

Forest park Punta Corente (Zlatni Rt) (Rovinj, Istria)

Golden Cape (Zlatni rt/Punta corrente), Kurent Bay and Montauro Cape are situated around 1.5 km away from the town-center, south of the ACI Marina and Lone Bay. The coast is rocky for the most of the part. There are a few beaches covered with small round stones, and Kurent Bay, the most visited beach in this area, covered with gravel.
Punta Corente Info

Monfiorenzo cave (Rovinj, Istria)

Near the road Rovinj-pula, about 2 kilometers far from the centre of the City of Rovinj, in the locality of Monfiorenzo, is located the quarry phantasy, a geological parc of extraordinary beauty and importance. According to expert opinion of many scientists, it is one of the most significant nature landmarks in the world regarding the karst phenomenon. The lime-stone of the quarry phantasy, give evidence for the history of the evolution of the terrestrial crust.
Monfiorenzo cave Info

The Palud Marsh And The Dvije Sestrice Islands (Rovinj, Istria)

The Palud cove, 8 kilometres southwest of Rovinj, is the only ornithological park in Istria. Palud is a natural depression quite close to the sea, which because of the inflow of water from the surrounding hills and uplands, as well as springs on the northern side has transformed into a swamp.
Palud Marsh Info

Rovinj, Travel Guide for holidays in Rovinj, Istria

Rovinj History

Rovinj History Rovinj, an old but popular fishermen town surrounded by islands and islets, is situated on Istria’s west coast and it’s one of the most developed seaside resorts in Croatia. Rovinj is an important historical and cultural Istrian center. The old town lies on a conical promontory which was until 1763 part of a coastal islet. In the 18th century the channel was filled up with the mainland. In the 18th century Rovinj was the most populated town in the Ventian part of Istria after Kopar.

The town is an ancient settlement famous from the hundred years ago when the old Greeks and Romans campaigned those areas and left traces. The town was first mentioned in the 7th century as Castrum Rubini. The Romans bult the port on the island that was only 1763 incorporated to the mainland. During the century that followed the population of Rovinj has always been searched for protection from St. Euphemia. The cathedral that is dedicated to the saint dominates and protects the town. Other important treasures are: The Old Town, Baroque Municipal, the Chapel of St. Trinity, Franciscan Monastery, the Castle on the St. Andrews Island and many more. The priceless historical monument are the “Seven Old Town Gates” from which only three gates preserved the original shape. Those are; The Gate of St. Benedikt, The Gate under the Wall and The Gate of St. Cross.

Rovinj Culture

Rovinj Culture The town has a City Museum where are settled the Archaeological Collections, the Contemporary Croatian Art, the exhibitions of sculptures and paintings and many more. Besides that, Rovinj town has another museum settled in “Ruder Boskovic” Institute Center for Maritime Research. That is an Aquarium Museum over 100 years old situated in the park forest called “Golden Cape”. Visitors will be interested in an aquarium locate din the port as part of the Center for Marine Research founded in the 19th century. Moreover, the town Rovinj organizes the International Art Exhibitions during the summer. Rovinj is an important economic center with the activities related to the industry (tobacco, producttion of canned fish and so on), fishing.

Rovinj – Things to do

Rovinj - Things to do The town is an important cultural center of Istrian Peninsula. Besides all the historical characteristics, Rovinj will reveal to you its tradition and customs. Artistic town Rovinj, every year is populous with the artists and visitors from all over the world. Therefore, during the summer are placed: Traditional Organization called the “Artistic Colony Rovinj” and “The Grisija” which is a street name but also an open air gallery spread over the old town streets. Additionally, it is the annual art manifestation where are exposed the arts and stories of all the presenters under the blue sky. Aside from that, Rovinj offers many more festivals, events and happenings. During the summer are organized: The International Pop Festival; Town’s Patron St. Euphemia Day when is the traditional Great Feast organized in the open air; Rovinj Summer Festival when the local bands of traditional singing present their show; Rovinj Regatta; Hunt Club organizes hunting game and many more. For those who like to spend their evenings in the quiet surroundings, Rovinj offers its theater, The Gandusio Theater which during the whole year presents the shows and events.

Rovinj – Entertainments and events

Whenever you arrive in Rovinj town, you will find various places for amusement and fun. During the summer, the town lives up with the Rovinj “Festa” Party inviting many performers and musicians to perform on the concerts, live music bands to make an atmosphere, and places benches with the Rovinj souvenirs for the tourists. Besides that kind of party, for those who prefer the peaceful vacation, Rovinj offers concerts of classical music in the Franciscan Monastery. Additionally, the Rovinj has the biggest entertaining center in the whole Istria and broader. This Monvi Center offers many restaurants, pizzerias, ale houses, patisseries, amphitheater and disco bars. All those places are organizing dance parties, cabaret shows, live music concerts, DJ parties, summer festivals and many similar performances with the national and international performers. Other Disco Clubs and Bars are: Villas Rubin, Monte Bar, Valentino Red Island, Eva, Monte Molini. The town Rovinj has two casinos which are Automate Machine Club Istra and Adria Casino on the boat.

Rovinj offers many sport activities, interesting tours and excursions and remarkable sightseeing places. For those who like adrenalin and amusing vacation, the town provides diving clubs, underwater fishing, sailing and surfing, world regattas, kayaking and water skiing, bowling,international tennis tournaments, mini golf, basketball. Although this recreational and adrenalin activities are many, you can, besides that, make tours on the Plitvice Lakes, in Postojna cave, Brijuni National Park or Venezia. Places worth seeing are the natural treasures but of historical importance. Those are: Dvigrad, Bale, Žminj, and protected places like Limska Draga Fjord, Rovinj islands and islets, Golden Cape Park and many more.

Rovinj – Service Information

Regional Number Code 052
Police Department 192;
Fire Department 193;
Emergency 194 / 815-036;
Bus Station 811-453;
Airport Pula 550-900;
Ambulance 811-011;
Harbour/Ferry 811-132;
Tourist Office 811-566 / 813-469;
Railway Pula 541-733;
General Information 981.

Rovinj – How to reach us

You can reach Rovinj from many directions like: by bus which is best connected with cities Pula, Rijeka, Trieste; by train where the nearest train stations are in Rijeka or in Pula; by airplane where the nearest airports are on the Island Krk and in Pula; by boat which connects you with all the ports along the Istrian coast and its main port Pula; by personal vehicle fby following the roads sings on the Istrian Y which is the most secure and independent way of traveling.

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