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Luxury in Rovinj area: Beautiful nature, magnificent coastline, enriching culture

Rovinj, with its lovely Mediterranean climate, is a delightfully scenic town with narrow, cobbled streets. It is famous for the St Euphemia Cathedral, the highest church tower in Istria. From the church, there is a magnificent view of the open sea and many islets in the distance. Originally it was an island, but 250 years ago the narrow channel, which split it from the mainland, was filled in. It is a lively area with its numerous cafes and restaurants, galleries and an active fishing port. The entire coastline, with its twenty-two islands is an area of protected natural heritage. A visit to the Rovinj-Rovigno Town Museum will complete your cultural experience. The busiest area is the very centre of town, extending from the main bus station towards the old part of town, where most bars and clubs are located. There are numerous hotels in the town itself, and beds are plentiful. Accommodation ranges from a private apartment to a luxury villa for rent.

The town of Rovinj is one of nine towns in Istria County in western Croatia. Located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port. Istriot, a Romance language once widely spoken in this part of Istria, is still spoken by some of the residents. Following Croatia's independence in 1991, the town became one of the most important centres of Istria County, an administrative unit encompassing most of Istria. Rovinj is today the third most densely inhabited town in the county, behind Pula and Pore?. The central part of town, which includes the old town, is a pedestrian area and bikes or scooters are a preferred means of getting around for many locals. To the satisfaction of even the most discerning guests, the town and the surrounding area offer many attractive places like specialist fish restaurants, wine cellars, taverns, patisseries, soft drinks bars, rotisseries and bars for all tastes and palates.

  • Water-skiing
  • Horse-riding
  • Boating
  • Mountain-climbing
  • Cultural visits
  • Shooting
  • Walking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Touring

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Visiting the Church of St. Euphemia is an absolute must. The Old Town is an interesting reflection of what Rovinj was like when it was all packed onto one crowded island. The Town Museum houses various archaeological findings, paintings and sculptures. Rovinj Aquarium is one of the oldest in Europe. Another feast for the eyes and soul is 'Grisia', the traditional open-air art festival, held every August. Protected natural wonders around the area include the breath-taking Limska draga fjord. Together with Dubrovnik's Trsteno Park, the ‘Zlatni rt’ is the most important park on the Croatian side of the Adriatic.

Interesting regattas are held every year in Rovinj-Rovigno. Water sport includes a water-skiing school, sailing, water bikes and sandolinas. On land there are tennis schools, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, a riding school, bowling, soccer and a gymnasium. If you crave adventure, take a walk to the Golden Cape, Limska Draga or Dvigrad and enjoy in free climbing up the most exciting and well-prepared climbs. Rovinj offers immense possibilities for biking, horseback riding and jogging.

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