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Turnina – The Ancient Fortress

Turnina – The Ancient Fortress

Turnina is an ancient fortress, located on the hill Turnina, just 4 kilometers east of Rovinj, on the road Rovinj – Rovinjsko selo. Because of it’s strategic position at the plateau with elevation height of 107 meters, during the Second World War, the partisans used it as an observation tower. For that reason, the Germans […]

The Votive Church of St. Euphemia

The Votive Church of St. Euphemia

The Votive church of Saint Euphemia is located in the Saline Bay, just a few hundred meters from the sea. It was built in 1480., as a basilica with a crossover layout with three smaller apses. The legend say that after Venetians devastated the city of Rovinj, back in the end of the 14 century, […]

History Research Centre in Rovinj

History Research Centre in Rovinj

The Rovinj History Research Centre was established in 1968 by the Italian Union, the most important non-political entity championing the rights of the Italian minority in Croatia and Slovenia. The Centre was conceived as a relevant scholarly and research institution, the task of which is to engage in objective processing of facts, customs and events […]

Main Square of Rovinj

Main Square of Rovinj

City square Marshal Tito (Titov trg) connects the Old town of Rovinj and the newer part of Rovinj. The town square was built in the 17th century and was called Piazza della Riva and later Square Vitorio Emanuele III. Today in the middle of the square there is a fountain, built in 1959th year. Only […]

The Hospital Tower

The Hospital Tower

The Hospital Tower is located on the peninsula Saint Pelag in Rovinj (today’s hospital for orthopedics and rehabilitation primarius Dr. Martin Horvat) and it was built simultaneously with the sanatorium construction. It’s placed on the middle of the peninsula and is reachable by many trails. The tower formed stone structure has the inner stairs that […]

Church of Saint Ivan

Church of Saint Ivan

The Church of Saint Ivan is situated on the St. Ivan Island in the Rovinj archipealgo. Sadly to mention, only remains of the church are left today. In the middle ages ,The Eremite of Saint Geronimo of Fiesole lived there and they built themself a church and a monastery. In 1668 the Pope abolished the […]

The Castle on the Island of Sv. Andrija

The Castle on the Island of Sv. Andrija

Inhabitated from the prehistoric times, the Red Island (also known as island of St. Andrew, Sv. Andrija) is an amazing island situated just 10-15 minutes by boat ride from Rovinj. Except its natural beauty (more than 180 different plant species), the island is rich in cultural sites such as – The castle on the island […]

The Baptismal Font of the Holy Spirit

The Baptismal Font of the Holy Spirit

Built in the a heptagonal shape – the Baptismal font of the Holy Spirit is sitauted in the Romanesque church from 13th century and represents one the oldest relic on the Lokva Squre in Rovinj. Inside the church there are carvings of the transenna depicting scenes of Golgotha which can be interesting for tourists. Chapel […]

Antonio Gandusio Theatre

Antonio Gandusio Theatre

The Antonio Gandusio Theatre is a personal project and merit of one of Rovinj mayors from the late years of the 19th century – Nicolo de Califfi. He created the blueprint himself, while the building was completed in 1854. The Antonio Gandusio Theatre is a true small Baroque gem and its located just a few […]