Rovinj, the top holiday spot in Istria, is a true gem: a delightful Italianate town surveying the Adriatic. Its narrow, cobbled streets lead up to its crowning point, St Euphemia Cathedral, with its beautiful façade and one of the tallest church towers in Istria (61 m high). It’s a great viewing point for panoramic vistas of the town, its picturesque harbour and the surrounding wooded coastline, dotted with tiny islands.
Rovinj itself was originally an island, but 250 years ago the narrow channel, which separated it from the mainland, was filled, joining the island to the mainland. Whether you choose to stay in the old town of Rovinj or on the surrounding coast, this area is a great choice for a holiday. Rovinj offers a real holiday atmosphere with small cafes and bars, trendy artisan shops and a good choice of boutique hotels.