Rovinj

Travel Guide
Rovinj featuring a marina and a city
Enjoy a coastal getaway at this old-world port town, an enticing mix of Italian and Croatian culture.

Rovinj is one of Istria’s premier resort towns. Visitors are drawn here for its charming character. Wander through the pleasantly cramped historical center, which sits on a small oval-shaped peninsula. Check out local markets and the historic church and take boat excursions to the islands of the Rovinj archipelago.

Although now connected to the mainland, medieval Rovinj was originally an island, which helps explain why the buildings are so tightly packed. For more than five centuries, this region was under the control of the Republic of Venice and it was part of Italy from 1918 to 1947. Listen carefully to hear snippets of Italian being spoken.  Many residents are bilingual and communicate using both Croatian and Italian.

Rovinj’s old town has plenty to entertain. Weave your way around the twisting maze of car-free streets and Venetian-style houses. Notice the Balbi Arch, once the main gate to the old walled city. 

The cobbled street of Grisia is lined by numerous galleries. Local artists frequently display their works in the open here. Follow narrow Grisia to the impressive hilltop St. Euphemia’s Church, a well-known town symbol. Scale the creaky staircase of its bell tower for views over the Adriatic Sea and the peninsula.

For a taste of nature, venture to Punta Corrente Forest Park. Enjoy many well-kept biking and walking trails, as well as pebbled coves for swimming. The islands of the Rovinj archipelago are also popular daytrip destinations. Ride a boat to Crveni Otok or Sveta Katarina to find quiet swimming spots, forested parks and family-friendly beaches.

Find good food in Rovinj, frequently with an Italian influence. Shop for truffles, oils and tapenades at the food market near the harbor or enjoy Italian-style pasta dishes at some of the town’s many restaurants.

Rovinj is a small, walkable town. It is located just 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Pula airport and is also served by direct bus routes from most major Croatian cities. If traveling from Italy, take a boat from Venice to Rovinj.

Where to stay in Rovinj

Lone Hotel by Maistra Collection
Lone Hotel by Maistra Collection
5 out of 5
Luje Adamovica 31, Rovinj, 52210
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,000 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec
HK$1,000
per night
22 Dec - 23 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Rovinj. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (663 reviews)
"Excellent stay. Couldn’t ask for nicer room"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Lone Hotel by Maistra Collection
Grand Park Hotel Rovinj by Maistra Collection
Grand Park Hotel Rovinj by Maistra Collection
5 out of 5
Smareglijeva ulica 1A, Rovinj, 52210
The price is HK$1,964 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
HK$1,964
per night
6 Dec - 7 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Rovinj. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in their ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (119 reviews)
"Great property, amazing pool and sauna. Great breakfast, Great helping stuff Mrs Kristina from relation team was really cool. Coming back again."

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2022

Grand Park Hotel Rovinj by Maistra Collection
Family Hotel Amarin by Maistra Select
Family Hotel Amarin by Maistra Select
4 out of 5
Val de Lesso 5, Rovinj, 52210
The price is HK$1,215 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
HK$1,215
per night
14 Dec - 15 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Rovinj. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (283 reviews)
"Candies for children, chocolate fontana at dinner, friendly cleaning lady, the staff in kindergarten trying to speak our language therefore the children feel more safe"

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2022

Family Hotel Amarin by Maistra Select
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence Marco Polo
Residence Marco Polo
3 out of 5
Vrata Pod Zidom 1, Rovinj, 52210
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Rovinj. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (77 reviews)
"Loved the room the location and the owner"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2022

Residence Marco Polo
Residence La Carera
Residence La Carera
3 out of 5
Carera 31, Reception: Vrata pod zidom 1, Rovinj, 52210
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Rovinj. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (53 reviews)
"Great location and helpful host. Would stay again."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Residence La Carera
A&D Apartments
A&D Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Bregovia ulica 19, Rovinj, 52210
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Rovinj. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle and an LED TV. Popular attractions Grisia Street and Trg Valdibora are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
A beautiful room in a wonderful city
"This apartment looks like it is very recently renovated (2022) and feels brand new, while still being situated in a charming old town house smack in the middle of the Rovinj historic district. It is very centrally located in Rovinj with easy access to the harbour, the marina, the markets, the cathedral ..."

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

A&D Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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