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Rovinj - In a Nutshell
Rovinj is placed on the west coast of the largest Croatian peninsula Istria. The climate is Mediterranean.
22 islets build the Rovinj Archipelago. The whole coast and the island are protected parts of nature. The wonderful park Punta Corrente with its centuries old trees is also a part of this protected zone and it is ideal for the outdoor activities, the summer bathing or just relaxation.
The Old Town nucleus of Rovinj was proclaimed as the cultural monument in 1963. The protectress of the city is St Euphemia after whom was named the biggest monument of Rovinj, the baroque church of St Euphemia. This church and the street Grisia, gallery-street, are the most famous objects of Rovinj. Every summer there is an art exhibition in the open air in Grisia.
Come and discover all the charm of our cultural and natural heritage, of our beautiful Rovinj.
THE OLD TOWN
Rovinj’s life started on what used to be the island of Mons Albanus. The first archeological traces of life date back to the Bronze Age, and the old city started developing in the 3rd century.
At the beginning of the 18th century, the city started expanding outside the city walls to the mainland. The channel between the island and the mainland was filled with earth in 1763. And so, the old part of the city found itself on a peninsula. The old city bears witness to the times gone by and the diligence of local masters.
The limited space conditioned the construction of narrow houses, narrow streets and small squares. The characteristically built chimneys are a special feature of the old city as well. Thanks to the above-mentioned special features, the old city was proclaimed a monument of culture in 1963.
ROVINJ ISLANDS AND THE COASTAL AREA
These natural landscapes belong to the category of 'landscapes of outstanding value'. One should not be surprised to learn this, as the indented coast, holm oak, Alpine and Bruce pine forests and the special agricultural spaces amaze and capture by their beauty and level of preservation.
This 'landscape of outstanding value' stretches from St. John's Cape (Rt Sv. Ivana) to Barbariga and encompasses all twenty or so Rovinj islands and islets and the coastal area up to the distance of 500 m from the coastline. The St Andrew Island (Otok Sv. Andrija), occupying an area of 23 hectares, is the largest island of the Rovij archipelago, followed by the beautiful St. Catherine's Island (Otok Sv. Katarine), a true rarity in terms of vegetation.
Botanists have recorded as many as 456 plant species there.
Life in Rovinj has always been inextricably linked to the sea. The town’s centuries-old fishing tradition has been preserved until today, as the harmony between the citizens living in the old town and the coastal Adriatic landscape became symbolized by the batana. The batana is a wooden flatboat of 4-6 meters in length and the commonest type of vessel in Rovinj. This boat is regarded as a tangible embodiment of the customs, traditions, language, habits, mentality and spiritual atmosphere of Rovinj and its citizens.
During the summer months, visitors to Rovinj, as well as local residents, can witness the construction of the batana taking place in the town centre, on the plateau in front of the Batana House Eco Museum. There, a Rovinj kalafat (ship builder) builds a batana in the evening, and later in the summer you can also witness the boat’s launch.