The Allure of Rovinj, Croatia

The Allure of Rovinj, Croatia, Rovinj, Croatia (B)

An array of ochre, yellow and orange houses rise up from the sea, jutting out on to a thin strip of peninsula, sharply contracting against a blue sky. This is how I shall always remember Rovinj, Croatia, one of the loveliest towns along the Istria which stretches from the Gulf of Trieste to the Kvarner Gulf. Cobblestone alleys lead in every which direction, with low hanging archways perfectly framing picture perfect alleys very much still lived in by locals. Clothing lines hang hither and thither and occasionally, a glimpse of bright turquoise blue water peaks out, and I realize, yes, this is EXACTLY why I wanted to come here.

The old town of Rovinj is beautifully located on a hilly peninsula, wrapped around by the Adriatic Sea with the iconic tower of St. Euphemia Church marking its highest point, just like Piran, Slovenia. Therefore, the question I often hear is Piran or Rovinj? To be honest, I couldn’t really give you an answer. Both towns are equally stunning and have two different vibes, so I would have to say: BOTH! We decided to base ourselves for the weekend in Piran and from there do a day trip to Trieste, Italy as well as a day trip to Rovinj, Croatia, which after visiting definitely needs to be on anyone’s Croatia itinerary! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Allure of Rovinj, Croatia
Guide Location: Croatia » Rovinj
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Euphemia Church
  • Beach Pavilion
  • Grisia
  • water front
  • Veli Joze
  • Obala Vladimira Nazora