Costa del Sol
Rovinj is a picturesque town and often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Istrian Peninsula’. It’s a town that will charm you with its colourful Venetian architecture and narrow, cobbled streets. Take a walk to the to the Church of St. Euphemia at the top of the hill - the stunning views are worth every step. A visit to the Rovinj Town Museum and the town’s many galleries will complete your cultural experience. The crescent shaped waterside in the Old Town is lined with chic bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a morning coffee, tuck into local delicacies or sample a glass of Istrian wine while watching the luxury yachts sail across the Adriatic Sea. The entire coastline, with its twenty-two islands, is an area of protected natural heritage with some good beaches and well worth exploring. .
Whether you are shopping for ingredients to cook at your villa or souvenirs to take home, the markets of Rovinj have something for you. The Green Market is the place to meet farmers and producers from the surrounding countryside and buy the freshest fruit and vegetables. There is a fish market too if you want to use your villa’s BBQ. At the markets and throughout the town, crafts and other leather goods including purses and handbags are on sale. You can also find supermarkets and small food shops in Rovinj. In the smaller towns, you can buy the daily essentials for your villa.
Croatia is a great place for foodies with so many delicious ingredients and specialties to try and Istria produces great wine to accompany them. Rovinj has a large variety of eateries to choose from. Wander along the streets and you'll find several little pavement cafes, or you can enjoy a light lunch or dinner by the harbour. This is the perfect setting for an evening meal, the views of the sunset over the water are stunning. In the surrounding towns, you’ll notice the influence of neighbouring Italy with plenty of pizzerias.
There is a beach by Rovinj Harbour as well as more pebble beaches and bathing platforms along Rovinj's stretch of coastline. You can also find smaller coves with fewer facilities but plenty of charm. Fazana and Pula, around 30 minutes' drive South have some great beaches with watersports and cafes.
Aquapark Istralandia is the largest waterpark with plenty of slides and rides for all the family. It’s about a 40 minute drive North of Rovinj. For younger children, Dinopark Funtana is only 30 minutes’ drive away and has dinosaur themed rides and moving models for aspiring paleontologists.
Just North of Rovinj is Lim, which has a magnificent valley with a channel where you can paddle or stroll along and enjoy the scenery. Further afield is Hum, the world's smallest town, with a population of 20. The hilltop village of Motovun is worth seeing, with superb views over the whole of Istria. Pula has an impressive Roman amphitheatre that still hosts events every summer. All are within 40 minutes of Rovinj by car. Cycling is very popular and there are plenty of trails in the countryside.
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