Ravishing Rovinj Holidays
Hugging the coast of Croatia’s gorgeous Istria peninsula, Rovinj is a true Mediterranean gem. This fishing town is a wonderful place to kick back and soak up the way of local life. Take a morning stroll along the cobbled streets and marvel at the fascinating architecture and seek out the hidden gems; you’ll find cosy cafes and local bars hidden round every corner. With easy access to beaches, and the surrounding hills clothed in greenery, Rovinj holidays have a lot to offer in addition to its small-town quirks and eccentricities.
Things to do in Rovinj
Of all the things to do in Rovinj, it’s St Euphemia’s Cathedral that’s the most iconic and most impressive. It’s a gorgeous baroque build, perched on a craggy outcrop overlooking the town below and if you’re feeling energetic you can climb your way up its 60 foot Venetian-style tower and take in the awesome 360 degree views of the surrounding area.
For some more relaxing things to do in Rovinj, treat yourself to an easy-going amble around the food markets, bursting with the freshest local produce. Selling everything from locally sourced fish a colourful array of fruit and, most notably of all, truffles. They’re a local speciality, mostly sourced from the Motovun Forest just a 20 minute drive away. It’s not just raw truffles you’ll find either, having been turned into all sorts of delectable oils, honeys, chutneys and jams.
Rovinj holidays have a fantastic range of accommodation on its doorstep. From city centre hotels in the midst of all the action to apartments set in lush and leafy surrounds, you can enjoy a slice of Istria at your own pace. Pick one of the excellently located hotels in the town centre for easy access to the best sights and sounds of Rovinj itself, as well as ferries to the surrounding islands.
If you’re traveling as a family or a large group, apartments found just steps from Trg Valdibora, or out in the lush countryside are a fantastic way to get the best of both worlds. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but still enjoy access to the top sights
A Cultural Highlight of the Istrian Peninsula
You’ll find the best of Istrian culture on holidays to Rovinj. The local cuisine is something to remember and unsurprisingly, the food on offer here is all about the seafood, freshly caught every morning. It’s a culinary collision between the flavours of the east and the influences of the Itailan west. Enjoy feasting on black truffles, prawns, pasta, and prsut, a particularly scrumptious form of local ham.
Rovinj holidays have an unspoilt quality, too, and there are spectacular natural views to be found just a short journey outside the city. You can hike or bike your way around nearby mountainous national parks for spellbinding vistas over the town and its harbour, as well as some blood-pumping adventure. Further escapades can take you into the countryside, allowing you to see the region’s vineyards, or if you follow the coastal paths, you can admire the sandy inlets and beaches dotting the Adriatic coast.