Rovinj is a city in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea. It is located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula and is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port. It retains a strong Italian flavour with cobblestone streets and a central promenade. A casino in town also attracts visitors, and Rovinj also makes an excellent base from which to visit other Istrian towns such as Porec and Pula.
Rovinj is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns on the Adriatic coast, retaining its medieval character as well as its elegant Venetian piazzas and houses. Known as the Monmartre of Istria, it is an artists colony featuring many galleries and a Baroque town gate built by one of the local families.
Things to See & Do
* Rovinj old town
* Boat trip to offshore islands, Crveni Otok and Katarina
* Art galleries
* Church and bell tower of St Euphemia
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Kuna (HRK)
Language – Croatian
Land Area – 88 km²
Population – 14,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 385
Port Location – The port is located near the centre of the town, near shops, restaurants and a host of other facilities.
Travel Links – The two closest airports are Trieste and Pula. Since the recent introduction of low cost flights from the UK to Trieste, Treviso, Venice and Pula the number of UK visitors has increased dramatically.
In the Summer season, there is a direct high speed ferry link between Venice and Rovinj, facilitating the transfer of visitors flying into Marco Polo airport to the town of Rovinj.