The various chimneys are particularly typical for Istria´s most popular tourist resort. Rovinj´s borders are virtually surrounded by the sea and the town shines majestically on a small peninsula. The small alleyways and squares as well as the medieval houses built high up, are particularly tempting for a stroll around. Also the town walls of Rovinj are still partly preserved as well as the three town gates from the 16th Century.
In order to get to Rovinji by plane, it is best to fly to the airport in Pula which is around 35 minutes away by car from the coastal town. From there you can easily reach the former fishing village by bus. If you drive from Germany, you initially need to follow the signs for Pula and then take the exit for Rovinj. With its direct location on the sea, this historical town has a large marina which makes Rovinj accessible by boat. Taxi boats are also available here.
The Franciscan Monastery dating from the 18th Century, was dedicated to St. Franciscus and it offers a wide-ranging monastery library with various valuable book rarities. During a stroll around town, it is worth taking a detour to visit the town walls and the three preserved and remaining town gates. In the spot where the Balbi Bow stands today and which dates back to the year 1678, there previously stood a town gate.
The Museum of Local History in the town presents a valuable collection of regional objects of art. There is also an academic library and a book repository of over 30,000 items is available here.
A museum is situated in the baroque building of the Franciscan Monastery where sacred objects of art are on display.
The Balbi constitutes the most popular restaurant in the town and it offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine whose recipes are predominantly enriched with seafood and fresh fish. The atmosphere is beguiling with its location in the old town and its close proximity to the sea. The fresh scallops are extremely recommendable. Regarding prices, it is in the mid to higher range.