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Rovinj

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  • Day35

    Rovinj, Porec

    July 11, 2017 in Croatia

    On the way to our destination for the night, Rijeka, we visited two seaside towns and two inland towns on the Istrian Peninsula. We only had a little time in each. Rovinj north of Pula on the west coast was our first stop. Rovinj's old town stands on a headland with houses tightly crowded down to the seafront and a hilltop church with its steeple dominating the skyline.
    Porec north of Rovinj and also on the west coast dates back to prehistoric times. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Croatia. It even has a casino which I wasn't expecting!Read more

  • Day23

    Nach zwei tollen Tagen in Pula geht es für uns wieder auf die Straße 🚐💨 ... es war super schön und wir haben uns pudelwohl gefühlt.

    Der Mix aus römischen Überbleibseln, schön erhaltenen Häuschen 🏘 und den verfallenen schäbigen Resten 🏚 hat es uns angetan. Aber wir wollen ja noch mehr sehen 😃 ...

    Da der Küstenabschnitt von oben kommend in Richtung Pula ja gesperrt war, probieren wir unser Glück 🍀 und fahren heute zuerst nach Rovinj. Nach gut einer Dreiviertelstunde sind wir da. Finn wird geparkt und wir marschieren 👫 los. Wir sind mal wieder sprachlos, überall kleine Gassen mit Boutiquen, Cafés, Bistros und Kunstgalerien. So schön 😍!

    In einer der vielen Gassen haben wir die „Bar Limbo“ gefunden und auf kleinen Höckerchen auf den Treppenstufen in Richtung Kirchturm ⛪️ hocken wir und genießen unseren Kaffee ☕️. Hier könnten wir Stunden sitzen bleiben und genießen. Blöd 🤬 nur, dass die Parkuhr läuft und wir noch ein weiteres Highlight auf unserer heutigen Etappe haben. Die Zeit in Rovinj ging einfach viel zu schnell vorbei.

    Nach einem kurzen Boxenstop 🛑 bei Lidl und einem wieder vollem Kühlschrank geht es weiter. Unser Ziel führt uns ins Landesinnere nach Hum. Schon mal gehört? Wir, bevor wir unseren Reiseführer gewälzt haben, nicht ... Hum soll die kleinste Stadt der Welt 🌏 sein. Nachdem uns unser Navi mal wieder über Feldwege und querfeldein geschickt hatte, sind wir endlich da. Die alten Festungsmauern (was noch übrig ist) und der Kirchturm ⛪️ treten uns entgegen. Durch das „alte“ Tor in der Festung betreten wir Hum. Zwei kleine Gassen mit Kopfsteinpflaster und alten Steinhäusern (teils gut erhalten, teils Ruinen) kommen zum Vorschein. Wie süß!

    Wir bummeln so herum, schauen in die Souvenirläden rein (alles erdenkliche mit Misteln wird angeboten: Bier, Schokolade, Marmelade, Olivenöl, Schnaps, Seife ... und Trüffel. In einem kurzen Gespräch erfahren wir, dass aktuell 28 Menschen in Hum leben. Putzig und sowas nennt sich Stadt 🤣.

    Nach einiger Zeit hatten wir alles dreimal gesehen und fuhren weiter in Richtung Küste. Unser heutiges Ziel sollte der Campground 🏕 Autocamp Draga in Mošćenička Draga sein.

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  • Day44

    Rovinj apartment

    May 8, 2017 in Croatia

    My apartment in Rovinj was an absolute little treasure. It was situated in what is called the old town, a cobblestone clad pedestrian only maze of lanes full of old houses. Most of the houses had little shops, bars or restaurants on the ground floor but washing hanging form the top floor windows were reminders that people were living above.

    My apartment was one of only a couple situated at the end of a lane just before the park surrounding the church above. It was easy to spot from the sea when I went on a couple of cruises around the bay and Islands. Many other tourists stopped to look at it and take photos as they walked around the town.

    It had a downstairs lounge and kitchen with a large airy bedroom and very posh bathroom upstairs. The upstairs windows and the front door opened to a view of the sea across the lane with a table and chairs to sit out at. A few steps to the left a lovely wine bar and restaurant with tables on platforms suspended on the rockwall to the sea. I celebrated my arrival after a hellish bus ride with a lovely dinner there. OK rave over but this place stole my heart!
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  • Day31

    Rovinj

    May 14, 2016 in Croatia

    Rovinj is a city in the province of Istria in Croatia. It sits near the northern tip of the Adriatic Sea, next to Italy and Slovenia. It used to be governed by the Italians before it was ceded to Austria during the Napoleonic era and finally Croatia when it became independent in 1991. Italian and Croatian are the official languages of this city. 98% of the population speak both languages.

    We explored the old town today and was so pleasantly surprised at its beauty. It rivalled the old towns we had seen in France and Italy. There weren’t many tourists about although we were told that Rovinj is especially popular amongst the Italians as it was only a short drive away or a ferry ride across the Adriatic Sea from Venice. The weather had been poor the past few days and it rained intermittently today.

    The little bays around the city looked amazing even in poor light. There are steps cut into the rocks for easy passage into the water. This is definitely the place to be in summer when the weather is more predictable. If you’re ever in Venice, it is worthwhile taking the ferry across to Rovinj for a day or two. The old town is very small and can easily be covered in a day.

    We were expecting cheap prices but, so far, Croatia has been more expensive than Italy. We would find out later on from other tourists that prices have doubled, if not more, in the past year alone to make the most of the tourism industry. If you’re living in Europe or earning the pound in the UK, you probably would still consider Croatia cheap.
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  • Day4

    Rovinj varosnezes

    June 30, 2017 in Croatia

    Sajnos megint arra ébredtunk, hogy borult az idő és esőt is írtak délutántól, így úgy döntöttünk hogy reggeli után elmegyünk na inkább várost nézni Rovinjba. Elolvasgattuk előtte mit érdemes megnezni és neki indultunk az óvatosnak, megnéztük a kikötőt, szent eufemia templomát, vegigsetaltunk a helyes kis ovarosi utcacskakban, nagyon hangulatos volt. Majd ahogy jeleztek 2-kor leszakadt az eg Uh a legdurvább zuhet és óvárosi kapu alatt veszeltuk át nagyon kenyelmesen, és néztük hogy az elázott emberkék hogy rohangalnak. Majd amikor alább hagyott felvettük szuper esokabatunkat és folytattuk a varosnezest. Rovinjnak nagyon szép az ovarosi része mind kívülről, mind belülről.Read more

  • Day14

    Travel to Rovinj

    June 9 in Croatia

    Leaving Zagreb we once again catch the no 6 tram back to the bus stop to pick up the airport bus. We picked up the car with no hassles but to our surprise the tank was only quarter full. We head south east towards Rovinj. The roads are well maintained in fact better condition than Australia. The speed limit is 130 on most sections, there are cars flying past us doing at least 170ks, it’s ridiculous. So scary when they fly past you. It was not surprising when we heard an ambulance and traffic backed up a few kms down the road. A car had rolled, it was eerie seeing a car upside down, bikes still on the back doors flung open. But even this did not slow down many of the drivers.

    We stopped at the town of Karlovac for lunch. Suzie had shishkebab on flat bread and I had dumplings on flat bread. Not really what we expected, both meats were identical, just a different shape. It was like a sausage salami, quite tough and a flat bread roll. It also came with half a raw onion cut up in large chunks. Nothing else, no lettuce, tomato, nothing. Very heavy, not nice.

    Onward to Rovinj, cars are restricted from entering the old city, so we are met outside by Ivetta ( the air bnb host). She takes us to a church close y where she has a permit to park. From here we walk over rough uneven paths built by the Romans to our apartment right in the heart of the old city.

    Our Airbnb is a 2 level renovated apartment with everything you could want once again. What a beautiful part of the world, we wander around the old stones paths, dropping in on spots for a drink and an amazing view. Dinner is a seafood platter and grilled vegies. A little expensive but so good to have some vegetables at last. The night end with watching our first sunset over the Adriatic Sea.
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  • Day15

    Bike trip around Rovinj

    June 10 in Croatia

    A relatively early start to the fresh markets for some fruit for brekkie. Everything is 30kuna ($7), I buy peaches, cranberries and raspberries. I’ve never had fresh cranberries before, always dehydrated. Brekkie is delicious yoghurt and fresh fruit, what more could you want. The craisins are a little tart but delicious . These will go well in the vodka later.

    Next stop we hire some bikes for the day, 70kuna each (approx $16). We head off through the old city before turning around and heading south west. Before we know it we are at little rocky beaches overlooking Ronivj. Our first stop is at a local beach overlooking Rovinj, it’s time for a quick drink before continuing on around the coast line. This is not as straight forward as it first seems, but eventually we end at a very rocky beach. Time for our first swim in the Adriatic Sea. The rocks are horrid , slippery and sharp but the water is awesome, a little crispness is just what we need.

    Lunch is an amazing array of 10 fried sardines and salad, a meal I will not forget in a long time - it was delicious. Back on the bikes we head further around the coast line until we hit the local caravan park. There are heaps of small secluded beaches along the way, but all are very rocky, no sandy beaches here. My overall impression here is women and men love their bodies, it doesn’t matter if you small or large a bikini or biggie smugglers will do. Well done, I wish we loved our bodies as much back home, embrace life,

    Time to head back to the town center, in fact the ride is probably under 30 minutes, time to have another swim from the rocks on the outer perimeter of the old city.

    The day ends with pizza and red wine, what more luck one need really.
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  • Day5

    Rovinij, Camping Amarin

    May 24, 2016 in Croatia

    24.05.2016 - Nach dem Frühstück in Venedig ging es weiter in Richtung Kroatien. Auf dem CP Amarin treffen wir uns mit Anette und Jörg aus unserer "Fifty-Five"-Gruppe. Abends haben wir gemeinsam im Restaurant am CP gegessen. Das Essen war leider nicht so lecker... Anschließend haben wir noch zusammen gesessen und den Abend ausklingen lassen.

  • Day6

    Rovinj, Camping Amarin

    May 25, 2016 in Croatia

    25.05.2016 - Frühstück draußen bei Sonne und 20 Grad!. Dann zu Fuß entlang an der Küste bis Rovinij. Stadt besichtigt, Mitttag gegessen und um ca. 14:30 Uhr mit dem Taxiboot für 11€ zurück zum CP. Anschließend gemeinsam am Womo den Rest des Tages verbracht.
    CP 2 Nächte für je 15,00€ mit ACSI-Card. sehr alt und schlutzigLeider nicht zu empfehlen, da Sanitär sehr alt und schmutzig!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Rovinj, روفينج, Ровин, Ρόβινι, رووینی, רוביני, Rovigno, ロヴィニ, 로빈, Arupinum, Ровинь, Rovinji, Ровінь, 羅維尼

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