Romantic Rovinj

Letter 103

The majority of travellers in Croatia don’t go up north to Pula, let alone make the extra journey up to the small town of Rovinj. These two are part of Istria, an Italianate province with beautiful architecture, beaches and nature and should not be missed! Rovinj may be my favourite place I’ve visited so far so here’s a quick insight into this little gem.

Rovinj truly is picture perfect with it’s colourful buildings sweeping up the hill culminating in the tower observing the town and its port. Thousands of unique routes can be made with the winding cobbled streets and tight staircases. Around every corner is a new passageway and I spent hours enjoying the different colours and shapes I saw. As the town is not too touristy, you can even find spots where you can sit alone for a long time before someone passes. The whole place felt like a fairytale to me and I completely fell in love with it.

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I honestly couldn’t get over how beautiful this place is, and it really comes alive at sunset. I managed to find a deserted spot to watch the sun go down after having a walk around the town.

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Unfortunately, for me, the weather wasn’t great, with scattered showers for the whole time I was there. That just means that even having been there, Rovinj is still on my list of places to go. I really wanted to get out of town for a day and cycle to Lim ‘fjord’ – not really a fjord, but a ria. Next time I go I will get out and see more of Istria’s rich countryside.

Hope I’ve convinced you to visit!

Happy travels,

From Lou

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