Called also the little Venice, Rovinj is a typical Mediterranean seaside resort which will seduce you with its extraordinary beauty. In the dense tissue of the old city centre there are numerous magnificent palaces from different historical periods and today most of them host a gallery or an art studio.

If you follow numerous chimneys of Rovinj and narrow meandering streets you will come in front of the baroque church of St Eufemia, the greatest monument in the city from which you can admire a magnificent view of the Mediterranean almost in your hand palm. If you are here in mid September you can participate in the celebration of St Eufemia, the patron saint of Rovinj whose body, as the legend tells, arrived by sea in the year 800 floating in a sarcophagus directly to the shores of Rovinj. Apart from the church of St Eufemia there are numerous other medieval churches worth visiting in the city: the church of the Madonna of the grace in Carducci street, the church of St Benedict in the harbour next to the arcade, the church of St Cross near the homonymous city portal, and the church of St Thomas the Apostle in Bregovita street. Continue to St Pelagius near the hospital of Rovinj and then ride in the direction of Figarola where you will have a magnificent view of the old city centre, the one you have visited before.

On the coast, in Saline, near the entry to the Lim Fjord there is another church of St Eufemia – a small basilica built at the end of the 11th and the beginning of the 12th century. Along the trail you will also find the Romanesque church of St Borthole situated at the edge of the field on the bottom of Valalta bay and close to it the church of St Christopher at the edge of the camp called Basilica.

Passing by the stone pit Mondelako you will arrive at the branch of the railway line Rovinj-Kanfanar inaugurated back in the year 1876. Continuing 4 km north of Rovinj, close to the railway line, you will find the church of St Thomas from the 8th - 9th century, a nice example of architecture from the Carolingian period in Istria, and just a few kilometres further at the bottom of the homonymous hill there are ruins of the church of St Proto. If you continue 7 km north-east the trail brings you to Rovinjsko selo founded in the year 1526 by the refugees from the surroundings of Zadar escaping from the advancement of the Turks. The penultimate stop along the trail is at the edge of a fertile field where you will find the magnificent Romanesque church of St Cecily from the 11th century. In the end, you will arrive in Turnina.

Once a prehistoric ruin, it was known in the Middle Ages as Torre di Boraso and it is believed that this massive fortified tower was built on underground galleries excavated in the solid rock.


  • The Saint who arrived by sea in a sarcophagus floating to the shores of Rovinj (the church of St Eufemia)
  • All churches of Rovinj
  • A postcard of Rovinj: a magnificent view from Figarola
  • The Carolingian heritage: the church of St Thomas
  • Rovinjsko selo founded in the year 1526

Accommodation - Bike & Bed

Accommodation - Bike hotels

  • Tourist associations:
    Rovinj, Pino Budičin 12, tel. 052 / 811 566
    Bale, Trg Palih boraca 3, tel. 052 / 824 270
    Kanfanar, Trg Marka Zelca 6, tel. 052 / 825 003

  • Police:
    Rovinj, Istarska 13, tel. 052 / 538 222

  • First aid:
    Rovinj, Istarska b.b., tel. 052 / 830 936

  • Pharmacy:
    Rovinj, Matteo Benussi bb, tel. 052 / 813 589

  • Bus station:
    Rovinj, Trg na lokvi 6, tel. 052 / 811 453

  • Taxi:
    Rovinj, Trg na lokvi, tel. 052 / 811 100

  • Post office:
    Rovinj, M.Benussi, tel. 052 / 811 262

Olive oil road

  • Rovinjsko selo, ?Miro Pokrajac?
    Rovinjsko selo 50, tel. 052 / 816 308, 098 441 001


Gastronomic guide

  • Rovinj, ?Al Castaldo?
    Iza kasarne 14, tel. 052 / 814 109
  • Rovinj, ?Angelo d`oro?
    Vladimira Švalbe 38-42, tel. 052 / 840 502
  • Rovinj, ?Giannino?
    A. Ferri 38, tel. 052 / 813 402
  • Rovinj, ?La perla?
    E. Bulešić 2, tel. 052 / 811 801
  • Rovinj, ?Orca?
    Gripole 70, tel. 052 / 816 851
  • Rovinj, ?Toni?
    Driovier 3, tel. 052 / 815 303
  • Rovinj, ?Torkolo?
    Riccardo Da Veggia bb, tel. 052 / 815 654
  • Rovinj, ?Veli Jože?
    Sv. Križa 1, tel. 052 / 816 337
  • Limski kanal, ?Viking?
    Limski kanal, tel. 052 / 448 223
  • Limski kanal, ?Lim fjord?
    Limski kanal 1, tel. 052 / 448 222
  • Kanfanar, ?Matohanci?
    Matohanci 16, tel. 052 / 848 394

Wine roads

  • Rovinj, ?Igor & Viliam Žužić?
    Valderiso, tel. 052 / 848 502, 098 275 901