"obvious choice - Rovinj" Istria Things to Do Tip by picek
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Rovinj is glamourous. Some say it's the jewel in crown of Istria. You can visit it at any time of year, even on gloomy misty cold day in winter and it will keep shining. One can easily get lost in side streets of the old part which was island in past, separated from continent with a canal. Plenty of well preserved historic architecture to see, many bars, trendy cafes and restaurants to try local food and wines, pleasant tiny squares adorned with ancient and contemporary works.
Iconic is the image of settlement clustered above the sea, below the church of Saint Eufemia, whose bell tower dominates panorama.
As you approach towards the town's heart from the side, it will reflect within thousands lights on the surface of the sea - the views are enchanting.
If you need more history and interesting stories, take a book or ten of them, hundreds were written on Rovinj. Or briefly glance in the Tourist union site below, they will guide you better than my biased tip here.
If you wanna avoid crowds, avoid holidays and summer, of course.
Directions: on the west coast of Istria, between Porec and Pula.
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