Rovinj !

 The Mediterranean is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world and Rovinj is its jewel. It is a well-known worldwide tourist destination and a very popular Croatian holiday destination too, there is lots of quality accommodation and guesthouses in Rovinj, including apartments and rooms in private homes. It is rich in history and culture, wine and food, with many sights and a lively nightlife centred on the many restaurants in the town.

Rovinj is a small, incredibly picturesque and beautiful Mediterranean town of love and romance, one of nine towns in the Istrian County situated on the west coast. It is softly embedded in a picturesque bay and is one of the most beautiful little towns in Istria, and something of an artists and Poets Paradise. In fact many a writer and poet has been captivated by Rovinj and its magnificence through the centuries, even Jules Verne, the great science fiction writer, in his search for unique places for his novels, chose Rovinj as a location for some of the scenes in his novel ‘Mathias Sandorf’.

This ancient settlement dating back to the third century A.D. was built on a hillside overlooking the sea, giving it spectacular views. It is a charmingly picturesque old fishing town with narrow cobbled stone streets and alleys. It is a town of rich culture and history which houses fine museums and one of the oldest most famous and well kept aquariums in the Mediterranean region. Just one of the many attractions is the famous bell tower which was modelled after that on St Mark’s Square in Venice. Rovinj is a Romanic Venetian town enjoying a perfect crystal clear blue sea. They call Rovinj the gem of the Istrian coast – it’s easy to see why. Whomever you meet that has visited Rovinj will tell you it is a town of extraordinary beauty and is “picture postcard” material. It’s an absolutely awesome Mediterranean seaside resort that will seduce you with its extraordinary and diverse beauty and activities.

Istria is the largest green oasis of the North Adriatic and Croatia’s largest peninsular. It is a treasure trove of culture and nature, well known for its healthy and delicious foods, and is often considered the culinary heartland of Croatia. Olive oil in Istria is of an exceptional quality and has proven medicinal qualities. Istria is a wine producing country too and much of its cultural and social heritage is linked to local wines and vineyards. And the seafood is one of the very best in the world. Istria is also proud of its magnificent jewels of natural heritage, such as the Brijuni Islands, an archipelago that has been proclaimed a national park. So Rovinj is an excellent place to stay with the resort of Porec and the town of Pula close by. You can stay for a few days or weeks and explore and enjoy everything it has to offer including its culture, music, food and wines, crystal clear beaches and the nearby villages are a pleasure to visit. Enjoy the Rovinj “Summer festival” and the fiestas! In fact, every year Rovinj hosts some interesting regattas too, the traditional ones are the Pesaro and Rovinj Cup.

Istria is known for its well-preserved natural beauties and is often called “the Croatian Tuscany” for its climate, landscapes and vineyards, with lovely historic coastal towns of Porec, Pula and our beloved Rovinj whilst the interior is very picturesque with its lush green hills, fertile valleys and sleepy medieval hilltop villages, often dramatically situated, each mixing medieval architecture with rustic tranquillity, Istria is a real jewel of unspoiled nature and Rovinj is a goldmine for tourists, soaking up the sun and warm sea, entertainment and sport, and is on the nearest sea to the heart of Europe. For anyone in the know it has become a must-visit holiday destination in Croatia, a beautifully inhabited archipelago of 13 islands on the coast of Istria, with numerous bays and capes, beautiful vegetation, rocky crystal clear beaches and many tourist resorts. And everything in Rovinj seems to be within walking distance.

Rovinj is (alongside Dubrovnik and Venice) one of the most beautiful and most popular little towns and tourist destinations on the Adriatic coast. It is also the home of the Maritime Research Centre of the famous Ruder Boskovic Institute, at this 100 year old institution one can admire all the wealth of the fauna of the Adriatic seabed. It is appreciated for its fine museums and one of the oldest most famous and well kept aquariums in the Mediterranean region. Come and spend your holiday vacation in one of the most charmingly picturesque coastal towns in Istria. Rental accommodation in Murano Rovinj will appeal to anyone hoping for a truly authentic experience of life on the coast of Croatia – a voyage of discovery through the wealth of history, culture and natural beauty that exists all within a convenient distance from Murano – your holiday accommodation and our home.

From hiking, mountain-biking and horse-riding to watersports, wine tours or shopping, holiday accommodation in Murano makes a superb base from where you can experience so many different and exciting aspects of what there is on offer in this diverse destination in beautiful Rovinj.

Rovinj is situated on the coast about 280 km from its capital city of Zagreb, 90 km south of Trieste, 45km south of the Slovenian border, and is served by Pula airport approximately 36 km down south. The most convenient way to reach Rovinj is by plane to Pula airport. Istria is also easily reachable from Trieste or Venice-Treviso airports, where Ryanair fly to, or Venice Marco Polo airport, where Easyjet fly in to. Ryanair run daily flights several times a week all year round. Rovinj is linked to the rest of Croatia by an excellent network of roads. By bus – Rovinj is connected to all other major Istrian towns by regular bus services, as well as further away destinations such as Rijeka, Zagreb and even Dubrovnik.