Do you want to become the hero of fabulous story? Then pack your suitcases for adventure in Rovinj.
The father of science-fiction, Jules Verne, made the name of this small harbor town everlasting as he set the action of his famous novel - ''Mathias Sandorf'' - in Rovinj. The prominent writer fell under the spell of its attractive power - sunshine, crystal-clear sea and sandy coastline – a place still favored by common tourists as well as by the rich and famous centuries ago.
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About 200 years ago another folk writer, Roman in origin, but whose name is unknown, observed ''in Istria, the Roman patricians feel like gods..." because of its magnificent scenery. A stay in Rovinj will help you to catch this charming cityscape, from its pastel-colored buildings crowned by bell towers like in Italy, Renaissance architecture like in Venice and light baroque touches like in Austria.
Rovinj adsorbed the best from major destinations thanks to its rich history. A Bronze Age settlement thriving on fishing – Rovinj - saw the regency of Venice and Austria and German occupation and has become a popular tourist destination in the past 40 years.
Today, a large number of visitors share the Adriatic coast of Rovinj with a 13,562-strong population. For instance, famous Carrera street is extremely packed with pedestrians each on his or her own business - to dine out on sunny terrace, to buy some souvenirs or clothes and to visit historical places nearby. Attractions include;
- Church of St. Euphemia, a baroque church, located right in the historic heart of Rovinj which dominates the city offering an unforgettable view
- Franciscan Monastery, built at the beginning of the 18th century it is both a monastery and church and offers concerts of classical music that worth a visit
- Seven Old Town Gates is a priceless landmark of Rovinj past as three of the original gates still remain like The Gate of St. Benedikt, The Gate under the Wall and The Gate of St. Cross
After a huge dose of sightseeing remind yourself that you are at the Adriatic coast, so take both a towel and tanning lotion to sunbathe the rest of time. To make your vacation really amazing you can join a diving club or occupy yourself with underwater fishing, world regattas, international tennis tournaments, mini golf, bowling, basketball, sailing and surfing, kayaking and water skiing.
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