Rovinj on the west coast of Istria

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Rovinj is a city in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea with a population of 14,000. 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. Originally the peninsula on which the city lies was an island, separated from the mainland by a channel. The latter was filled in 1763. Rovinj Archipelago includes 22 islets.

Following Croatia’s independence in 1991, the town became one of the most important centers of Istria County, an administrative unit encompassing most of Istria. Rovinj is today the third most populous town in the county, behind Pula and Poreč.

The main economic activity in Rovinj is tourism and during peak season (May–September), its bars, restaurants and art galleries work long hours, while operating limited hours off-season. The busiest area is the very centre of Rovinj, extending from the main bus station towards the old part of town, where most bars and clubs are located. The town’s main central thoroughfare is the fully pedestrian Carrera Street, with many independent shops and art galleries. A farmer’s market is located at the edge of the historic part of town, near Valdibora Square.

Rovinj, seen from Campanile of Sv. Eufemija church © Markus Bernet/cc-by-sa-2.0 © Ivana © Rlicul/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Aconcagua/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Tieum512/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Sunzi safari/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Rovinj, seen from Campanile of Sv. Eufemija church © Markus Bernet/cc-by-sa-2.0
According to data compiled by Istria Tourist Board, Rovinj is the second biggest tourist destination in the county, in terms of overnight stays. During the summer season, there is a direct high speed ferry link between Venice and Rovinj. High speed weekly lines to the ports of Ravenna and Cesenatico are also available in the summer.

There are numerous hotels in the town itself, and beds are abundant though usually overbooked in the summer months. Accommodation ranges from private rooms or apartments to bungalows, camping sites and 2 to 4 star hotels. The city also has two luxury, 5-star boutique hotels, Hotel Monte Mulini and Hotel Lone. Apart from hotels on the mainland, there are also a handful of hotels on small islands surrounding Rovinj which are linked to the mainland by boats which go from the city centre to the hotel on the islands.

Read more on City of Rovinj, rovinj.org, istra.hr – Rovinj and Wikipedia Rovinj. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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