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'''Rovinj''' (Italian: Rovigno) is a city in [[Istria]]. The city is officially bilingual (Croatian and Italian).
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'''Rovinj''' ([[Italian]]: ''Rovigno'') is a city in [[Istria]]. The city is officially bilingual (Croatian and Italian).
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
Rovinj is served by [[Pula]] airport approximately 30 km south. The easiest way to reach Rovinj from the airport is to drive - the journey takes approximately 40 minutes. Although cars are not permitted in the old town, Rovinj is sufficiently small so that parking is available close to most of the city. Prices are around 2 HRK per hour (the park-o-meters accept only coins).  
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===By plane===
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Rovinj is served by [[Pula]] airport approximately 30 km south. The easiest way to reach Rovinj from the airport is to drive - the journey takes approximately 40 minutes. There is also a [http://www.fils.hr/en/portfolio/airport-pula-shuttle-bus/ shuttle] and tickets should be purchased online. Although cars are not permitted in the old town, Rovinj is sufficiently small so that parking is available close to most of the city. Prices are around 2 HRK per hour (the park-o-meters accept only coins).
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[[Image:rovinj.jpg|thumb|300px|Rovinj]]
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There are also buses from Central Pula.
  
There are also buses from Central Pula.
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=== By boat===
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'''Venezia Lines''' is the fist high speed ferris company in the North Adriatic , which links Venice to Istrian Coasts and in paricular Rovinj.  
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Departure every day at 5h00 p.m. and arrival at 8h00 p.m.
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more info on www.venezialines.com[http://www.venezialines.com]
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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* '''Cycle''' there are miles of cycle tracks to the south through pine forest that follow the coast line. Cycle Hire is relatively cheap for good quality bikes.
 
* '''Cycle''' there are miles of cycle tracks to the south through pine forest that follow the coast line. Cycle Hire is relatively cheap for good quality bikes.
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* '''Swim''' right ther,e below the church you can clamber over the rocks and take a dive in the Adriatic.
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*<do name="Rovinj Heritage Museum" alt="" address="Trg marsala Tita 11/52210 Rovinj" directions="" phone=" +385 52 816 720" url="http://www.muzej-rovinj.com/index.asp" hours="9am-3pm, 7pm-10pm (late opening, summer only)" price="15.00 HRK" lat="" long="">The Museum is housed in a Baroque palace that in the 17th and18th century belonged to the Califfi counts. It was founded in 1954 by a group of artists from Rovinj with the intention of collecting and exhibiting works of art. Today it serves as a town gallery and as a place where its rich bank of works of art is permanently exhibited. </do>
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*<do name="Rovinj Heritage Museum" alt="" address="Trg marsala Tita 11/52210 Rovinj" directions="" phone=" ++385 52 816 720" url="http://www.muzej-rovinj.com/index.asp" hours="9am-3pm, 7pm-10pm (late opening, summer only)" price="15.00 HRK" lat="" long="">The Museum is housed in a Baroque palace that in the 17th and18th century belonged to the Califfi counts. It was founded in 1954 by a group of artists from Rovinj with the intention of collecting and exhibiting works of art. Today it serves as a town gallery and as a place where its rich bank of works of art is permanently exhibited. </do>
 
 
=== Rock Climbing ===
 
=== Rock Climbing ===
 
There is a big climbing area just half an hour by foot from the city centre (follow signs to the ''Park Hotel'', then 10 minutes further down the road).
 
There is a big climbing area just half an hour by foot from the city centre (follow signs to the ''Park Hotel'', then 10 minutes further down the road).
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
''Be sure to carry cash, as not all places accept cards, and in those which do, the feature is usually "temporally out of order".''  
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''Be sure to carry cash, as not all places accept cards, and in those which do, the feature is usually "temporarily out of order".''  
 
* <eat name="Calisona" alt="" address="Trg Pignaton 1" directions="Opposite the museum" phone="" url="" hours="" price="40-120kn" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Multilingual menu, with pizza, pasta, risotto, as well as speciality meat and fish dishes. Reasonable prices, excellent service. Sit and watch everyone go by, located just away from the crowded seafront squares.</eat>
 
* <eat name="Calisona" alt="" address="Trg Pignaton 1" directions="Opposite the museum" phone="" url="" hours="" price="40-120kn" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Multilingual menu, with pizza, pasta, risotto, as well as speciality meat and fish dishes. Reasonable prices, excellent service. Sit and watch everyone go by, located just away from the crowded seafront squares.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Neptun" alt="" address="Joakima Rakovca" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="11am - 10pm" price="main course 45-120kn" lat="" long="">Quiet, quirky restaurant specialising in seafood, pizzas and veal cooked in the ''peka'' - a slow-cooking method using live coals and a long-handled pan. You need to order two days in advance for this.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Neptun" alt="" address="Joakima Rakovca" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="11am - 10pm" price="main course 45-120kn" lat="" long="">Quiet, quirky restaurant specialising in seafood, pizzas and veal cooked in the ''peka'' - a slow-cooking method using live coals and a long-handled pan. You need to order two days in advance for this.</eat>
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*<eat name="Lampo" alt="" address="Sv. Križa 22, Rovinj" directions="" phone="" url="http://lampo-rovinj.com/" hours="" price="main course 45-120kn" lat="" long="">Great restaurant with nice waiters, the food is excellent and the view is stunning. Make some fun with the waiters, they will start to like you and serve you better.</eat>
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*<eat name="Basilica" alt="" address="Cesta za Valaltu-Lim 5" directions="Drive towards camping Valalta, and pay attention to the right side of the road, there will be a big sign that says Basilica" phone="" url="" hours="" price="main/high course 45-200kn" lat="" long="">A very good restaurant with excellent staff, the owner is called Dominic, a very friendly guy that only accepts new waiters that have been to a hotel school. So you can expect the waiters to clean everything that's on the table, for example, if you extinguish one cigarette in the ashtray, they will get a new ashtray for you. The food is excellent and comes in good amounts. You should definitely try the steak, because Dominic also owns a steakhouse in New York and he uses the same recipe.</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
*<sleep name="Hotel Monte Mullini"> [http://www.montemulinihotel.com/] Monte Mulini is a luxury boutique five-star hotel offering high-end service, numerous amenities, bold architectonic solutions and carefully selected details. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Eden"> [http://www.maistra.com/Accommodation/Hotels/Eden_Rovinj] A hotel of a unique position, premium service and rich tradition, situated in the shade of the centuries-old park forest Zlatni Rt. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Istra"> [http://www.maistra.com/Accommodation/Hotels/Istra_Rovinj] Hotel on a quiet island in the vicinity of Rovinj with one of the biggest and best equipped wellness centers in Croatia. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Park"> [http://www.maistra.com/Accommodation/Hotels/Park_Rovinj] Located far from the city noise and yet close to its center, this urban athmosfere hotel offers a breathtaking view to Rovinj. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Adriatic"> [http://www.maistra.com/Accommodation/Hotels/Adriatic_Rovinj] 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. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Katarina"> [http://www.maistra.com/Accommodation/Hotels/Katarina_Rovinj] Elegance, romance, culture and historic heritage are the best synonyms for this beautiful hotel located on St. Catherine's Island opposite Rovinj.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Valdaliso"> [http://www.maistra.com/Accommodation/Hotels/Valdaliso_Rovinj] Summer hotel Valdaliso is situated close to Rovinj and offers a magnificent view of the old town core. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Lone"> [http://www.maistra.hr/Smjestaj/Hoteli/Lone_Rovinj] Opening summer 2011. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Resort Amarin"> [http://www.maistra.com/Accommodation/Resorts/Amarin_Rovinj] 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 for all of you seeking an active holiday and good entertainment. The resort offers apartments and rooms. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Resort Villas Rubin"> [http://www.maistra.com/Accommodation/Resorts/Villas_Rubin_Rovinj] Villas Rubin is a resort offering everything a well-organized and attractive settlement should. Resort Villas Rubin offers rooms and apartments. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Camping site Amarin"> [http://www.campingrovinjvrsar.com/Campgrounds/Amarin_Rovinj] Located 3 km from the Rovinj town centre, the Amarin campsite offers a beautiful view of old town Rovinj. The campground is well-known for its entertainment and sports offer, which makes it an ideal spot for family and active holidays. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Camping site Polari"> [http://www.campingrovinjvrsar.com/Campgrounds/Polari_Rovinj] The campground is located in a cove south of Rovinj. Its amenities include a new swimming pool, extensive sport offer, comfortable pitches and modern sanitary. One part of the campground - Punta Eva - is reserved for naturists. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Camping site Veštar"> [http://www.campingrovinjvrsar.com/Campgrounds/Vestar_Rovinj] Veštar, the best campsite in Rovinj, is located five kilometers south of Rovinj, right next to a pebble beach. Modern campsites, renovated sanitary facilities and a large swimming pool make the perfect stage for a relaxing holiday. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Camping site Valdaliso"> [http://www.campingrovinjvrsar.com/Campgrounds/Valdaliso_Rovinj] The Valdaliso Campground is located 4 km north of Rovinj. It is on the beach, offering a beautiful view of old town Rovinj. Valdaliso offers mobile homes right next to the sea, a Diving Centre. Valdaliso is ideal for a peaceful holiday. </sleep>
 
 
* <sleep name="Villa Baron Gautsch" address="" directions="follow the signs to the Park Hotel located in the same street" phone="+385-52-814042" email="" fax="+385-52-840537" url="http://www.baron-gautsch.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Between 20 and 37 € per day and person including breakfast, depending on the season">Nice guesthouse with very friendly personal. Clean, small rooms, single rooms available. </sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Villa Baron Gautsch" address="" directions="follow the signs to the Park Hotel located in the same street" phone="+385-52-814042" email="" fax="+385-52-840537" url="http://www.baron-gautsch.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Between 20 and 37 € per day and person including breakfast, depending on the season">Nice guesthouse with very friendly personal. Clean, small rooms, single rooms available. </sleep>
*<sleep name="Rovinj Apartments" alt="" address="Joakima Rakovca" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.rovinjapartments.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Cheap" lat="" long="">A small but attractive apartment with a great view over the harbour towards the old town and the cathedral.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Campsite Koversada" alt="" address="Koversada 1, HR - 52450 Vrsar, Croatia" directions="" phone="+385 52 800 250" url="http://www.campingrovinjvrsar.com/Campsites/Naturizam_Koversada_Camp_Vrsar/Location" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Great naturist (FKK) park</sleep>
*<sleep name="Mediterraneo apartments" alt="apartments in Rovinj" address="Motovunska 16" directions="" phone="0918833706" url="http://www.mediterraneo-rovinj.com" checkin="14" checkout="11" price="" lat="" long="">Montona apartments in Rovinj</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Kamp Polari" alt="" address="Polari 1, HR - 52210 Rovinj, Croatia" directions="" phone="+385 52 800 250" url="http://www.campingrovinjvrsar.com/Campsites/Polari_Rovinj" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="N 45 3' 46,13“" long="E 13 40' 29,41“">Camping Polari</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Villa Lucija" alt="" address="Bilice 9, Rovinjsko Selo" directions="" phone="+385 91 456 2344" url="http://luxuryistria.com/rovinjsko-selo-english.php" checkin="16:00" checkout="10:00" price="" lat="" long="">Villa Lucija is situated few minutes from city centar of Rovinj, and beaches. Villa provides relaxation to please all your senses, as you surely desire. Villa has private pool and enclosed garden, little garden of mediterranean herbs and outside BBQ. Wi-Fi is flat and free for use. Villa can accommodate up to 7 person, and the prices are 19€ to 43€ per person, depending on season. English speaking owner can organize boat trips around Istria, fresh fish, local wine, olive oil, etc. </sleep>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
Rovinj is well-placed for visiting the [[Limski Kanal]] (Lim Canal), where the film ''The Long Ships'' was shot. Excursions can also be made to the [[Brijuni]] Islands National Park, and to many of the other cities in Istria, such as [[Pula]], [[Novigrad]], [[Porec]], [[Pazin]], and [[Opatija]]. A slightly longer journey could take you to [[Rijeka]]; [[Izola]] or [[Piran]] in [[Slovenia]]; or [[Trieste]] in [[Italy]], all of which fall within the ancient boundaries of Istria.
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Rovinj is well-placed for visiting the [[Limski Kanal]] (''Canal di Leme''), where the film ''The Long Ships'' was shot. Excursions can also be made to the [[Brijuni]] Islands National Park, and to many of the other cities in Istria, such as [[Pula]], [[Novigrad]], [[Porec]], [[Pazin]], and [[Opatija]]. A slightly longer journey could take you to [[Rijeka]]; [[Izola]] or [[Piran]] in [[Slovenia]]; or [[Trieste]] in [[Italy]], all of which fall within the ancient boundaries of Istria.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:33, 25 July 2016

Rovinj (Italian: Rovigno) is a city in Istria. The city is officially bilingual (Croatian and Italian).

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Rovinj is served by Pula airport approximately 30 km south. The easiest way to reach Rovinj from the airport is to drive - the journey takes approximately 40 minutes. There is also a shuttle and tickets should be purchased online. Although cars are not permitted in the old town, Rovinj is sufficiently small so that parking is available close to most of the city. Prices are around 2 HRK per hour (the park-o-meters accept only coins).

Rovinj

There are also buses from Central Pula.

By boat[edit]

Venezia Lines is the fist high speed ferris company in the North Adriatic , which links Venice to Istrian Coasts and in paricular Rovinj. Departure every day at 5h00 p.m. and arrival at 8h00 p.m. more info on www.venezialines.com[7]

Get around[edit]

The old town and the surrounding area are small, and are easily accessible on foot. Bicycle hire is quite inexpensive in Rovinj and there are very good cycle tracks up and down the coast.

See[edit][add listing]

In the old town

There is a daily ferry to Venice from the harbour in Rovinj. The ferry takes about 2 hours and takes you to almost the centre of Venice. There are also taxi boats and excursions to St Katherine's Island, in the harbour.

The old town is best explored on foot. Worth seeing are the original entrance into the city, the Balbi Arch; the market at Valdibora; the cathedral of Sv. Euphemia; the artists' street of Grisia, described as "Rovinj's Montmartre"; and the harbour in the centre of the town.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Walk around in the old town.
  • Climb the campanile of the cathedral of Sv Euphemia in the middle of the old town.
  • Shop for truffles, olive oil, seafood or fruit and veg in the open air market, between 7am and 4pm.
  • Cycle there are miles of cycle tracks to the south through pine forest that follow the coast line. Cycle Hire is relatively cheap for good quality bikes.
  • Swim right ther,e below the church you can clamber over the rocks and take a dive in the Adriatic.
  • Rovinj Heritage Museum, Trg marsala Tita 11/52210 Rovinj, +385 52 816 720, [1]. 9am-3pm, 7pm-10pm (late opening, summer only). The Museum is housed in a Baroque palace that in the 17th and18th century belonged to the Califfi counts. It was founded in 1954 by a group of artists from Rovinj with the intention of collecting and exhibiting works of art. Today it serves as a town gallery and as a place where its rich bank of works of art is permanently exhibited. 15.00 HRK.  edit


Rock Climbing[edit]

There is a big climbing area just half an hour by foot from the city centre (follow signs to the Park Hotel, then 10 minutes further down the road).

There are several other climbing areas in the region, but you need a car to get there:

  • Limski Canal
  • Dvigrad

Buy[edit][add listing]

The excellent market on Valdibora sells fresh fish straight from the boat; truffles and truffle oil; olive oil; plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Be sure to carry cash, as not all places accept cards, and in those which do, the feature is usually "temporarily out of order".

  • Calisona, Trg Pignaton 1 (Opposite the museum). Multilingual menu, with pizza, pasta, risotto, as well as speciality meat and fish dishes. Reasonable prices, excellent service. Sit and watch everyone go by, located just away from the crowded seafront squares. 40-120kn.  edit
  • Neptun, Joakima Rakovca. 11am - 10pm. Quiet, quirky restaurant specialising in seafood, pizzas and veal cooked in the peka - a slow-cooking method using live coals and a long-handled pan. You need to order two days in advance for this. main course 45-120kn.  edit
  • Lampo, Sv. Križa 22, Rovinj, [2]. Great restaurant with nice waiters, the food is excellent and the view is stunning. Make some fun with the waiters, they will start to like you and serve you better. main course 45-120kn.  edit
  • Basilica, Cesta za Valaltu-Lim 5 (Drive towards camping Valalta, and pay attention to the right side of the road, there will be a big sign that says Basilica). A very good restaurant with excellent staff, the owner is called Dominic, a very friendly guy that only accepts new waiters that have been to a hotel school. So you can expect the waiters to clean everything that's on the table, for example, if you extinguish one cigarette in the ashtray, they will get a new ashtray for you. The food is excellent and comes in good amounts. You should definitely try the steak, because Dominic also owns a steakhouse in New York and he uses the same recipe. main/high course 45-200kn.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Cocktail Bar Valentino, Rovinj. Fantastic location by the sea with atmospheric under sea lighting and seating on the rocks. Unfortunately heavy sales pressure on arriving female customers to buy champagne, rude service and over priced chemical cocktails that havent seen fresh fruit.  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Villa Baron Gautsch, (follow the signs to the Park Hotel located in the same street), +385-52-814042 (fax: +385-52-840537), [3]. Nice guesthouse with very friendly personal. Clean, small rooms, single rooms available. Between 20 and 37 € per day and person including breakfast, depending on the season.  edit
  • Campsite Koversada, Koversada 1, HR - 52450 Vrsar, Croatia, +385 52 800 250, [4]. Great naturist (FKK) park  edit
  • Kamp Polari, Polari 1, HR - 52210 Rovinj, Croatia, +385 52 800 250, [5]. Camping Polari (N 45 3' 46,13“,E 13 40' 29,41“) edit
  • Villa Lucija, Bilice 9, Rovinjsko Selo, +385 91 456 2344, [6]. checkin: 16:00; checkout: 10:00. Villa Lucija is situated few minutes from city centar of Rovinj, and beaches. Villa provides relaxation to please all your senses, as you surely desire. Villa has private pool and enclosed garden, little garden of mediterranean herbs and outside BBQ. Wi-Fi is flat and free for use. Villa can accommodate up to 7 person, and the prices are 19€ to 43€ per person, depending on season. English speaking owner can organize boat trips around Istria, fresh fish, local wine, olive oil, etc.  edit

Get out[edit]

Rovinj is well-placed for visiting the Limski Kanal (Canal di Leme), where the film The Long Ships was shot. Excursions can also be made to the Brijuni Islands National Park, and to many of the other cities in Istria, such as Pula, Novigrad, Porec, Pazin, and Opatija. A slightly longer journey could take you to Rijeka; Izola or Piran in Slovenia; or Trieste in Italy, all of which fall within the ancient boundaries of Istria.




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