Rovinj is a city in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea. It is located on the western side of the Istrian peninsula, from Lim Bay on the north, to the town of Valle (Bale) to the south. It has a very rugged archipelago consisting of 14 islands and 6 cliffs. The most popular island near Rovinj is St Andrew Island (Otok Sv. Andrija), occupying an area of 23 hectares. It is the largest island of the Rovinj archipelago, followed by the beautiful St. Catherine’s Island (Otok Sv. Katarine), a true rarity in terms of vegetation. The Lim Bay is a protected landscape with slopes that are covered in different forms of evergreen shrubs and oak medunac and bitter oak. This flora diversity on a relatively narrow area represents a unique phenomena and a special ecological value.
Rovinj is one of the most popular and most developed tourist resorts in Croatia. The old town is built on the island, which was only connected with the mainland in the 18th century. The old town of Rovinj is the protected historical centre of Rovinj, the most appealing part of the town for visitors. The narrow cobbled alleyways and the small squares which have witnessed the turbulent history of the town are full of medieval, gothic, renaissance, and baroque buildings and terraces. Walking in the historical old town, you will find small churches, monuments, old doors and arches await behind every corner.
Visitors to Rovinj are enthralled by the cultural and historical monuments, the church of St. Euphemia, the Rovinj Museum, galleries and studios displaying artworks and souvenirs. A special treat is a visit to the Batana House Eco Museum dedicated to a wooden flatboat called batana. The museum was included in the UNESCO’s Register of the world’s best practices for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.
Rovinj manages to combine, in a very interesting way, its rich tradition with the modern times. As it is also an active fishing port, you can experience the atmosphere of a small fishing village, especially during the popular fishermen’s festivities or at one of the traditional taverns called Spacio. On the other hand, the town has been developing an exquisite gastronomy and offers a high standard of tourist services in general.
TRAVEL & VISA INFORMATION -> TRAVEL TO ROVINJ
Arrival in Rovinj:
from Slovenia and Italy: border-crossing Kaštel–Dragonja, highway: toll gate Umag–Kanfanar interchange (motorway exit) – Putini – Rovinj
from Zagreb: highway Zagreb – Rijeka – Učka Tunnel – Kanfanar interchange (motorway exit) – Putini – Rovinj
from Dalmatia: highway Split – Bosiljevo – Rijeka –Učka Tunnel – Kanfanar interchange (motorway exit) – Putini – Rovinj.
Organized international bus transport:
– from Ljubljana and Kopar – for more information, please visit www.ap-ljubljana.si
– from Trieste – for more information, please visit:
– from Belgrade – for more information, please visit www.fils.hr.
Pula Airport is located only 40 kilometres from Rovinj. It is connected via Zagreb with almost all major European capitals.
The airport is connected to the city of Pula with regular bus lines and taxies.
For more information about Pula airport, please visit www.airport-pula.hr.
Zagreb Airport is located 262 km from Rovinj. For more information, please visit www.zagreb- airport.hr.
Ljubljana Airport is located 205 km from Rovinj. For more information, please visit www.lju-airport.si.
Trieste Airport is located 147 km from Rovinj. For more information, please visit www.aeroporto.fvg.it.
The nearest railway stations:
Kanfanar Railway Station (18 km) address: Juraja Dobrile 10, phone: +385 52 825 011.
Pula Railway Station (32 km), address: Kolodvorska 7, phone: +385 52 541 733.
During summer months the port of Rovinj is connected by boat (for passenger only) with:
- Venice – more information see here: www.venezialines.it
- Pesaro and Cesenatico – more information see here: www.gomoviaggi.com
Rijeka Ferry Port, located 91 km from Rovinj, is connected to the islands of Kvarner and Dalmatia by ferries. For more information, please visit www.jadrolinija.hr.
It is of participant responsibility to check visa requirements and apply for it, if required.
To find out whether you need visa or not, please visit the web-page http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/
If you require visa to enter Croatia, you can consult the full visa issuance procedure on http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/issuance-procedure/enclosed-documents-/
Visa application form is available on http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/forms/visa-application/