Rovinj, the Blue Pearl of the Adriatic, the city of romance and art, one of the most picturesque towns in the Mediterranean. Located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port with a population of about 14,000 habitants.
Part of the Venetian Republic for over 500 years, the Old Town of Rovinj is perched on an elevated peninsula, surrounded by Venetian terracotta-roofed houses and crowned by the Church of St. Euphemy from the 18th century whose bell tower dominates the silhouette of the Rovinj. The cramped area of the former island dictated the appearance of the town that is characterized by high houses, narrow paved streets and small squares.
Old cobbled alleys in the Old Town invite visitors to walk around and explore colourful galleries and shops filled with local arts and crafts. In the open-air market visitors will find fresh groceries such as asparagus, olives, tomatoes, herbs and medicinal plants, figs and cheese. The Italian influence is much stronger here than anywhere else in Croatia and the main square is surrounded with lively cafes and restaurants spreading out all the way to the charming harbour filled with sailing and fishing boats.
Visitors from all over the world spend their holiday in Rovinj because of its lovely climate, colourful history, hospitality and picture-postcard scenery – dense Mediterranean evergreen underbrush and pine woods, 22 islands and islets that together with the coastline form the largest protected area of the town natural heritage. It has Mediterranean climate, with the average temperature 4,8 °C (40,6 °F) in January and 22,3 °C (72,1 °F) in July. The average annual temperature is 16 °C (60,8 °F). Sea temperature is more than 20 °C (68 °F) from the mid-June to September. The average annual sea temperature is 16,6 °C (61,9 °F). Although it is mostly visited during the summer months, many decide to spend their vacation in Rovinj during the winter period as well, due to its favorable weather conditions that have a positive influence on health.
According to a tripadvisor there are attractions in Rovinj that are recommended to travelers. They include cultural heritage, landmarks, outdoors, museums, sports and zoos.
The preferred means of transport for getting around Rovinj is by car or by bike. On the other hand Rovinj is well-connected with the rest of Istria and with larger cities in the region such as Trieste, Rijeka, Ljubljana and Zagreb.
Rovinj is focused on the protection of environment and the acceptance of new challenges in tourism, but is still linked to the tradition; therefore, it is not a surprise that in the early morning you can enjoy watching the fishermen arriving into the town harbour with their catch.
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