Meet Rovinj - The Hidden Gem of The Adriatic Coast

This time I want to introduce you to a small but wonderful town that is located on the Western side of the Istrian peninsula. Its name is Rovinj. This town is about thirty minutes drive from Pula and because of that, it’s very easy for me to visit it when I’m in Pula.

A week ago I got back home to Zagreb from Istria and my phone is filled with photos from Rovinj that I want to share with you. I was in Istria just at the time when the whole Fifa World Cup euphoria was happening. I have to mention, once again, how proud I am of my country to win the second place. Because of that Rovinj, like the rest of Croatia, was filled with the red and white checkerboard. This time in Rovinj I was walking through the old town exploring little narrow streets and enjoying them all over again. Even though Rovinj is pretty much familiar to me, I always notice some new details that amaze me, like for example this little clothing store next to the sea where the stone stairs lead to.

Narrow streets tiled with old stones, tight building in different colours, beautiful windows and clothes drying outside hanging from the buildings, bring a specific kind of charm and beauty to this town that almost everyone who visits falls in love with it. Smells of the Mediterranean cousin spread around each corner and makes the people who pass by to try the delicious authentic food. The whole scenery reminds of Italian coastal towns, well it makes sense since Rovinj used to be a part of Italy.