Rovinj Travel Summary

Rovinj is one of the gem’s of Croatia’s beautiful Istrian coastline and is warmly known as the blue pearl of the Adriatic.

Rovinj facade

The Rovinj Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Rovinj:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town;
  2. What to See

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town

Charmingly picturesque, Rovinj has a great outlook with fishing boats that line the seafront, cobblestone streets, pastel coloured houses through to its hilltop Venetian church that stands proudly over the town.

Ronvinj View

Part of the Venetian empire for centuries, the historical centre is crammed with reminders of Venice from the St Euphemia bell tower modelled after St Mark’s in Venice to the Venetian lion decorating many buildings.  Rovinj is also the most Italian town on this coast: there’s an Italian high school, the language is widely spoken, and street signs are bilingual.

The Venetian old town starts from the grand Balbi Arch, the last remains of the old town walls. Along the cobbled streets, there’s the Rovinj Heritage Museum, which is housed in a 17th-century Baroque palace, along with centuries-old artists’ workshops on Grisia Street.

 

 

2. What to See

St Euphemia’s Church

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • St. Euphemia church is one of the most beautiful Baroque period buildings in Istria
  • It was built at the beginning of the 18th century and in the middle of the last century and the new front was constructed in the Baroque-Venetian style
  • The bell tower of St. Euphemia is 60 m high and modelled on the campanile of St Mark’s in Venice
  • At the top of the bell-tower there is a 4m copper statue of St Euphemia, who shows the direction of the wind by turning on a spindle
  • You can ascend the bell tower were you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Rovinj and Istrian coastline

Ronvinj View

Balbi’s Arch

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Balbi Arch is a monument that was built during the Venetian rule in 1678 -1679
  • Where the Balbi’s Arch stands today, there used to be the main gate to the fortified city of Porton della Pescheria
  • At top Balbi’s arch stands the Venetian Lion of St Mark holding an open book, signifying that Rovinj accepted the administration of the Venetian Republic without war

Balbi's Arch, Rovinj

Grisia Street

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Grisia Street is a beautiful cobbled street lined with art galleries, restaurants and artisan shops that leads uphill through the old town to St Euphemia’s Church
  • A great number of artists display their works on Grisia attracting the attention of visitors and tourists

Grisia Street

Punta Corrente Beach

AllThingsTravel Top Pick

  • The beach is the largest in Rovinj and is popular for its perfect swimming and snorkelling conditions
  • Trees, floral meadows and exotic plant life surround the pebble beach that shelves into clear and calm water
  • There is also a long path that takes you along the coast, or head inland for trails through the forest

3. Photo Gallery:

Balbi's Arch, Rovinj Grisia Street

 

 

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