Cobblestone Charm in a Historic Croatian City
If you’re feeling island vibes when you step onto the streets of Rovinj, that’s perfectly normal. Originally built as an island city on the Adriatic Sea, Rovinj was connected to the mainland in 1763.
Also known by its Italian name of Rovigno, this bilingual city once was part of the Republic of Venice. Discover remnants of that history in the stunning architecture of Old Town, where Venetian charm spills into every nook and cranny of the cobblestone streets.
Pass through Balbi Arch as you wander down Gasia Street through Old Town. Navigate the picture-worthy alley lined with art galleries and artisans selling their handiwork under outdoor canopies—maybe even finding a souvenir to bring home.
A short trip to Zlatini Rt park forest reveals why this natural beauty translates to Golden Cape. Take a walk along the coast, feel the breeze blow by as you cycle in the shadows of cyprus trees, or relax on the sands of Lone Bay beach.
Head to Green Market to sample fresh seafood and taste other local bounties from this coastal city. While exploring the old streets, make a pit stop at a local bakery for a burek – a flaky pastry filled with meat or cheese. Wind down with a view of the harbour as the sun dips down behind a silhouette of fishing boats.