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  • 1,5 hour
  • March - October
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Walking Tour of Rovinj

Overview

Rovinj, the Blue Pearl of the Adriatic, the city of romance and art, one of the most picturesque towns in the Mediterranean. Part of the Venetian Republic for over 500 years, the Old Town is perched on an elevated peninsula, surrounded by Venetian terracotta-roofed houses and crowned by the Church of St. Euphemy from the 18th century whose bell tower dominates the Rovinj silhouette. The cramped area of the former island dictated the appearance of the town that is characterized by high houses, narrow paved streets and small squares.

Old cobbled alleys in the Old Town invite visitors to walk around and explore colorful galleries and shops filled with local arts and crafts. In the open-air market visitors will find fresh groceries such as asparagus, olives, tomatoes, herbs and medicinal plants, figs and cheese. The Italian influence is much stronger here than anywhere else in Croatia and the main square is surrounded with lively cafes and restaurants spreading out all the way to the charming harbor filled with sailing and fishing boats.

Facilities

After transfer to Rovinj guide will take on a tour around Rovinj.

The history of Rovinj and its surroundings dates back to the Iron and Bronze Age, when this area was inhabited by the Illyrian tribe Histri that traded goods with the Greeks and Etruscans. In 177 B.C. Rovinj became the part of the Roman Empire called Rubinium (named after a jewel), and Rubinum afterwards. The period of peace under the Romans was followed by the attacks of the Visigoths, the Huns and other conquerors, when the inhabitants found refuge on the islands. On the island of Rovinj, the first walls started to rise near the high rocks as a natural defense.

In 1283 Rovinj fell under Venetian rule by mutual agreement, as the town was aware of the advantage of the protectorate of the Republic. In 1763 the narrow channel was filled up and the island was connected to the mainland. During the Venetian period, while fighting against the Turks, the city walls became reinforced and they still exist nowadays. During the following period, after the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797, the town had set up a democratic system of government which lasted for a short period of time, because in 1813 it became a part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy until the First World War, when it fell under the Italian rule. After the Italian capitulation in 1943 it was occupied by the Germans. In 1947 it came under Yugoslavia where it remained until 1991 when Croatia was established.

Transfer back.

The Church of St. Euphemy
It was a three-nave church with three projected apses and wooden statues of St. George and St. Euphemia. In the beginning of the 17th century, a new gold-plated stone statue was erected which until this day remains on the altar of the Saint. The church itself required with time more and more reparations, and the town population grew, so that the people of Rovinj decided to build an even bigger church. The building process started in 1725, and lasted until 1736. Three main altars were built in 1741, and the organ was installed in 1754. The façade was designed and built in the second half of the 19th century. Many altars and paintings enrich and embelish the church from within.

Map


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Essentials

Included

You can start your holiday on any date in the season. To make a provisional reservation select "book". The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling, we offer discounts for groups of more than three people travelling together, these prices are displayed in the booking process.

-Guide

Excluded

-Tips
-Food and Beverages
-Transfer and transfer back

Pickup Instructions

-Transfer can be booked

Restrictions

You can start your holiday on any date in the season. To make a provisional reservation select "book". The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling, we offer discounts for groups of more than three people travelling together, these prices are displayed in the booking process.

No special skills are required for this day tour

Extras/Upgrades

You can start your holiday on any date in the season. To make a provisional reservation select "book". The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling, we offer discounts for groups of more than three people travelling together, these prices are displayed in the booking process.

Transfer,Lunch, Extra tour can be organized

Essentials

You can start your holiday on any date in the season. To make a provisional reservation select "book". The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling, we offer discounts for groups of more than three people travelling together, these prices are displayed in the booking process.

Recommended to bring photo camera

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