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Rovinj is the place with the least cloudy days in the Adriatic, and that''s the best possible welcome.
Rovinj archipelago counts 22 islands, St. Andrew and St Catherine are biggest and most beautiful. Town has two parts: Rovinj - Rovigno and Rovinj Village - Villa di Rovigno.
The islands and mainland from the islands of St. John to two Sisters, sea and underwater channel of Lim, Park Forest Punta Corrente, swamp Palud, Romualdo''s cave on the south side and canal Lim quarry, "Cave di Monfiorenzo" a geological "natural monument" are especially worthy to visit.

Trademark of Rovinj is St. Euphemia cathedral with the tower bell which stands above the city and its 15 000 inhabitants, national heritage since 1963.
The legend says that during a stormy night the marble coffin containing the remains of the Saint disappeared from Constantinople. In the same year (800) by a miracle it arrived at Rovinj. The local story says that the inhabitants tried tremendously hard to pull the coffin out from the sea all day. Finally, a young boy pulled it out with a pair of young calves. Another version of the story says that it was a poor widow who moved the coffin. The coffin is transferred within the walls and ground-fortress near the old church of St. George.
Ancient fortress Castrum Rubini is located at the site of today''s Church St. Euphemia, formerly the church of St. George. Despite the strong stone fortifications it was repeatedly devastated and burnt throughout the history.
Rovinj was developing an important maritime trade that was coming under increasing threat from piracy. In 1283 a pact was signed with the Venetian empire in exchange for protection, following the example of Porec, Umag and Novigrad. The city was fortified by two rows of walls with three town gates. The remaining town walls date from this period. Close to the pier one can find the old town gate Balbi''s Arch, dating from 1680, and a late-Renaissance clock tower. The city got its statutes in 1531. Its population grew and the town lived in relative prosperity. In 1654, Rovinj''s most striking monument, St Euphemia cathedral was begun.
In XVII and XVIII Century, Rovinj had the strongest shipbuilding, fishing and maritime activities in central Istria and the most important source of white and gray Istrian stone. During the Austrian rule, Rovinj developed in the industrial, maritime and cultural way. By Paris peace agreement 1947 Istria was annexed as part of the state of Yugoslavia until the 25th June 1991 the Republic of Croatia was proclaimed as sovereign and independent country.

What to see
The town itself was declared a cultural monument in 1963. The limited space in Rovinj led to the construction of narrow buildings, streets and small town squares. Of particular interest in this town centre are the characteristically designed chimneys.
The baptismal font of the Holy Spirit has been constructed in a heptagonal shape and is the oldest relic situated in the Lokva Square. The thirteenth century Romanesque church which houses the font is also interesting because of the detailed carvings of the transenna depicting scenes of Golgotha.
The Franciscan Monastery and church in De Amicis street were built at the beginning of the eighteenth century in Baroque style and contains a rich library and fascinating museum of sacral artifacts.
The Rovinj islands and mainland: These natural sights have been justly described as "outstanding scenic wonders," because of the pristine beauty of the indented coastline and its forests, consisting of pedunculate oak and Alpine pine trees. This area "of outstanding natural beauty" extends from St. Ivan promontory to Barbariga, including all the Rovinj islands and the mainland 500 meters from the shore line.
The castle on the island of St. Andrija was originally a Benedictine Monastery established in the sixth century AD. In the fifteenth century the Franciscan order added extensions and it was again refurbished at the end of the nineteenth century by Baron Hutterodt. The castle has now been converted into a hotel.
Dvigrad is a medieval town abandoned in the seventeenth century, and only its ruins remain, of which the most impressive are those of the church of St. Sofia. Dvigrad is 23 kilometers from Rovinj.
Rovinj holds the title of an Absolute winner of Croatian tourism of 2008, winning in the category of best tourist destinations and Croatian towns.
If you can feel it, we expect your "Greetings from Rovinj!"

Hotels in Rovinj:

Design Hotel  Lone
Lone represents a design-focused synergy of functionality, harmony and elegance. Featuring an impeccable blend of beauty, style and cultural heritage, the hotel is a year-round leisure and business...
Hotel Monte Mulini
Monte Mulini is a luxury boutique five-star hotel offering high-end service, numerous amenities, bold architectonic solutions and carefully selected details.
Hotel Eden
A hotel of a unique position, premium service and rich tradition, situated in the shade of the centuries-old park forest Zlatni Rt.
Hotel Istra
Hotel on a quiet island in the vicinity of Rovinj with one of the biggest and best equipped wellness centers in Croatia.
Hotel Adriatic
Situated in the heart of Rovinj, on the main square, hotel Adriatic is the perfect choice for business people and the ones who like to be in the centre of things.
Hotel Park
Located far from the city noise and yet close to its center, this urban athmosfere hotel offers a breathtaking view to Rovinj.
Resort Amarin
Situated only four kilometers from Rovinj, resort Amarin is popular for its gravelly beach and a view of the old town core. Offering numerous amenities for the whole family, Amarin is an ideal place...
Hotel Katarina
Elegance, romance, culture and historic heritage are the best synonyms for this beautiful hotel located on St. Catherine's Island opposite Rovinj.
Hotel Valdaliso
Summer hotel Valdaliso is situated close to Rovinj and offers a magnificent view of the old town core.
Resort Villas Rubin
Villas Rubin is a resort offering everything a well-organized and attractive settlement should.
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Istra (Istria) - Town Fairs

Istra (Istria) - Town FairsIstra (Istria) has a centuries-old tradition of trade fairs which Istrian towns keep alive. Fairs are places where people trade, meet, communicate, have fun as always…

Bale, Barban – 2nd Saturday
Buzet – 1st Friday and 3rd Thursday
Labin – 3rd Wednsday
Motovun – 3rd Monday
Pazin – 1st Tuesday
Svetvinčenat – 3rd Saturday
Višnjan - 1st Thursday
Vodnjan – 1st Saturday
Žminj - 2nd Wednesday and St. Bartol's Fair – last Saturday in August
Pula – every Saturday in Ciscutti St. the fair of antiquities, numismatics and collectibles
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