…is from the top of the hill of Rovinj – Saint Euphemia Church. Find your way through the cobbled stone alleys and get to the top. On the top, you can enter Saint Euphemia Church (free entrance) and have a look at the 1200 years old Sarcophagus with the remains of St. Euphemia. Hint: the Sarcophagus is behind the right altar inside the church, not behind the main altar. If you want the best view of Rovinj and surrounding islands you will have to climb up the bell tower. You will be rewarded with a 360 degrees panoramic view of Rovinj, the islands and the deep blue color of the Adriatic Sea. There is also a Café next to the church.
Opening hours of Saint Euphemia Church in Rovinj:
June to September: 10am-6pm
October to April: 10am-2pm
Entrance Fee for Bell Tower:
20KN (ca. 3€)
The Batana Eco-museum listed in the UNESCO Register of Good Safeguarding Practices for the preservation of the intangible cultural heritage of the world.
“The Batana Eco-Museum in Rovinj is unique on the Adriatic and Mediterranean. It is dedicated to the traditional wooden boat known as the Batana and to the community which has chosen it as its symbol. As the town of Rovinj’s most widespread traditional vessel, the Batana reflects the continuity of its local maritime heritage, as well as the continuity of the everyday lives of the local people. It is a unique and precious bond which connects the local residents of various ethnicities, initially Italian, today the minority and majority Croatian. Discover with us the interesting stories, get some knowledge and skills, meet the people, and listen to the melodies of Rovinj.” (Source: Batana Website).
Opening hours of Batana Eco-Museum in Rovinj:
June/July/August/September (everyday): 10 am – 2 pm & 7 pm – 11 pm
Other months (every day except Monday): 10 am – 1 pm & 4 pm – 6 pm
January and February: visits only by prior arrangement
Adult: 20KN (ca. 3€)
Pupil and student: 10KN (ca. 1,5€)
Pensioner: 18KN (ca. 2,5€)
The old town is loaded with Artisan and Craftsmen shops. Some are amazing and others less than average. We have no idea if you like shopping at all but if you do you may find something nice in Rovinj. The streets are yours! Oh, don’t worry, you can’t get lost. If you don’t know where you are just go downwards and you are on the right path again 🙂
The most romantic and dreamy bar in Rovinj is definitely the Mediteraneo Bar. The bar itself seems to be part of the rocks and the sea water is almost touching your feet. They serve cocktails, great coffee, and Istrian wines. Catch a pinch of the Adriatic dream!
The bar is HERE.