Rovinj is a picturesque town and port located on the west coast of Istria, just below the Lim Channel. It originated from a fishing tradition and became famous for its batana boat and bitinada songs. Rovinj has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers.
There are three typical winds, which pleasantly cool warm summer nights. The place has two ports, the north for cargo ships and the south for other vessels. The old town of Rovinj is located on a former island and began to develop in the 13th century. At the beginning of the 18th century, the city expanded beyond the city walls and on the mainland, the canal between the mainland and the island was buried in 1763. Thus, the old center became part of the peninsula. Rovinj is characterized by two city centers and specially built chimneys. Due to these special sights, the old town of Rovinj was declared a cultural monument in 1963. Rovinj has many cultural and historical sights, among which the most famous is the Church of St. Euphemia, the Franciscan monastery and the church of St. Francis of Assisi, the city palace, the city clock, Balbi's arch, the Romanesque church of the Holy Trinity, the Antonio Gandusio theater, the building of the Center for Historical Research and the city walls and gates.
Rovinj is a popular tourist destination, as it offers many opportunities - discovering cultural heritage, archaeological sites, culinary specialties, romantic walks, engaging in recreational activities. All this is related to accommodation in tourist resorts, camps and high-class hotels.