Guide to Rovinj, Croatia

March 27, 2013 by

Things to Do

View of Rovinj. Photo courtesy of  Markus Bernet via wikimedia.

View of Rovinj. Photo courtesy of Markus Bernet via wikimedia.

Located on the Istrian peninsula of Croatia, the small town of Rovinj has become a popular spot for tourists looking to escape the more crowded Adriatic shores of the south and get in some culture, dining and exploration in this seaside locale.

For people planning a trip to Rovinj, there are plenty of things to enjoy. From social gatherings at the town’s open-air theater to a night out at a club or disco, Monvi is the place to head. Although the wintertime means reduced operations, it is still the place to be for dancing. For a more cultural experience, the town’s center has it all — bars, cafes and restaurants. If you’re after a view, head to Riva, the city’s waterfront packed with dining options.

A place for outdoor lovers, there is no shortage of nature to enjoy. Popular spots include the Dvije Sestrice islands, where bird watchers will delight with seagull sightings. If views are what you are after, in the middle of town there is the Sv Euphemia Basilica which offers a nice climb up to the top and one heck of a view of the city below. There are also plenty of paths for biking, boating and simply gorgeous walks along the coast.

While there are not a bounty of museums, the best one in town is the Rovinj Heritage Museum which exhibits paintings from well-known and local artists.

Nearby, there are also ferries to whisk people away on day trips to Italy for that extra passport stamp.

- Diana Edelman

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