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"The Medieval Rovinj..." Top 5 Page for this destination Rovinj by coceng

Rovinj Travel Guide: 374 reviews and 1,033 photos


Tuesday 1st July 2003
Arriving in Rovinj by bus from Pula...reaching there about 4 or 5 pm....
The bus station was a bit drab...nothing to see...just people waiting for their buses....Checked about some infos on Rovinj at this small travel agency. Actually, there were many travel agencies around Rovinj...just to show that people are coming here for holiday in the right season.
I was told at this place,...accomodation-wise, almost everything would be expensive! I have to stay like minimum 3 nights..if not the supplement would apply.....
In my head I said it loudly..."Welcome To Istria ! ".....I should have said it earlier when I was in Opatija....
Rovinj is really nice.....the yatchs were everywhere, docked at the pier, waiting....for some tourists like me to take photos of them...Lining up the harbour were restaurants...with the waiters inviting passers-by to sample their foods/dishes....
I had my Spaghetti in one of them...with Cola...& walked towards the Old Town...had a gelato with 2 toppings/scoops....& I could see the toppings are much bigger here....& I could hardly handle them when they started to drip....laughed to myself...thinking that I was behaving like a kid....
The Old Town is more nicer...beautiful cobble-stone paths...with Mediteranean-style old houses lined up the old streets...I am really a sucker for that !...then, & affordable....expensive & very nice...postcards; paintings....sea-shells....& everything nice in life are all dispayed here...I just looked....
Wandered around the town....gelatos everywhere !....people were also everywhere...mostly Germans I think....or Italians...or Austrians...
Walking...or rather climbing towards the Old! click!...(that's the sounds of my camera btw...)...
Decided to go up the tower..thought of the amazing views that i would have when I'm up there....
The steps were steep....& suddenly, the bell started to ring..I held tight the banister....& grudged to myself..."why Now !?.."...
The views were amazing allright....
Walked back to the Old Town....& enquired about some ferry excursions to nearby islands....many possibilities....thinking about it all...maybe on the 2nd day......
Will continue this story....
In the meantime, look at that photo above....I want to be able to look out from any of those windows....& named the street under my name.....Dream Arnaud, dream.....

One of my best destinations in my European travels !
Rovinj is an artists' dream.
Some of my best 'medieval' photos were taken in Rovinj !
You have to stay here at least 1 day or so to really see the nice sights around Rovinj.
The small harbour, the cobble-stoned streets, the Mediteranean old houses, the old church with a tower that you have to go up to see Rovinj from as high as you could !

This photo was taken from the top of St. Euphemia Cathedral, situated in the middle of Rovinj Peninsula.
There are lots of people sure but don't let that put you off 'cos Rovinj also a vibrant night life this side of Istria.
Rovinj is being tipped as the BEST destination in Istria.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:One of the best 'medieval' destinations in the world !
  • Cons:Stupid Accomodations Regulations !
  • In a nutshell:A Day Trip From Venice !
  • Last visit to Rovinj: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Callavetta's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2005 at 4:28 PM

    I felt the same way about Rovinj as you did! It was so majical getting lost in the tiny alleys. Such a beautiful place, lost in time.

  • davesut's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2005 at 4:18 AM

    Great photos and tips. Going to rovinj in August and looking for good ideas. It looks great.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2003 at 11:12 AM

    Thanks, Arnaud! Great photos and excellent detailed tips.

  • IIGUANA's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2003 at 7:14 AM

    Wow! I always heard about Dubrovnik, but never from Rovinj. Croatia is definately on my future trips now. Thanks for the pictures.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2003 at 1:30 PM

    This is absolutely excellent page. Thanks Arnaud, I like your photos and writing.

  • eden_teuling's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2003 at 1:58 AM

    tx for thisd perfect page & climb towers wherever you are, walk,Arnaud, till now doing this has never been a disappointment to me! bes-elisabeth

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2003 at 11:14 AM

    Great pics and funny writings. Although I spent only a few hours in Rovinj once I liked there a lot as well :-)

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 8:57 AM

    That's the most expensive Tent camping that I've ever heard of!! Rovinj does look very nice though!! Again you've got Fantastic photos and a great dialogue to bring us closer to the destination!!

  • vesna04's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 5:31 AM

    Hahaha, like an alian... I love that view from the top of the tower:)

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2003 at 11:55 PM

    lovely page and memories,,as for mine why I stayed on Katarina Island many years ago before hotel was expensive!


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