Rovinj feels more Italian than Croatian, offering a unique experience you might not find in other towns along the western coast of the Istrian Peninsula. The fishing town has pebbly beaches with amazing sunset views, as well as pine groves sheltering you from scorching afternoons.  

    Italian influence strongly runs through Rovinj’s Old Town, with colorful houses, fashion boutiques, cafes, pizzerias, and trattorias lining its cobblestone laneways. You can see the local lifestyle and shop for fresh produce at the town’s farmer’s market, located near Valdibora Square. After exploring its streets and scenic harbor, climb to the top of the Church of St. Euphemia’s steeple for panoramic views of Rovinj and the Adriatic Sea.

    Where & what to eat in Rovinj

    • 6 Best Restaurants in Rovinj

      Rovinj is a foodie town quickly gaining international interest, known for producing spectacular wines, olive oils and truffles. The Istrian city is on the small side, with a seaside locale and historic architecture that lends itself to quaint and charming eateries. It’s no problem finding restaurants in the city that offer outdoor dining, views of the water, old-world appeal...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Rovinj

    • 5 Best Places to Go Shopping in Rovinj

      If you're planning to shop in Rovinj, make sure to stock up on Croatian wine and local liqueurs. Some of the city's must-buys include teranino, a regional variety made from fruits and spices, sljivovica, which is made form plumbs, and a locally produced herbal liquor called Rovinjski Pelinkovac. Olive oil and truffles are popular picks for those who don’t...

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