Panoramic view of the small medieval town of Rovinj. Among the numerous compacted houses of Mediterranean architecture, it is highlighted the church of St. Euphemia, or its belfry which is over 60 meters high. At the top there is a statue of the patron saint of the city that rotates around itself due to wind.
Also, you can see the cars at one of the many parking lots in the city. Since the Old Town core is located on a peninsula closed for traffic, parking lots are located outside the city center. But Rovinj is a small town, so everything is relatively close and distant for a maximum of 15 to 20 minutes of walking.
Town Rovinj is located in the west part of the coast of Istria. It is considered as the most romantic town in Istria. Town houses are built close together, the streets are narrow and the squares are small. From the sea side it is closed by a high coastand walls of the houses, while part which is facing the mainland is closed by city walls. All this contributes to the intimate and secretive air of the town. Church of St. Euphemia protrudes the most of all buildings. There is an unusual bond between the saint and the town – marble sarcophagus with the body of St. Euphemia miraculously floated to the coast of Rovinj back in year 800. Ever since, the town is connected with this martyr. St. Euphemia church was built ten years, and the bell-tower was built after the bell-tower at the St. Marc’s Square in Venice. At the top of the bell-tower there is a copper statue of St. Euphemia, patron saint of Rovinj. Rovinj is a town vibrant in peculiar beauty, and surely can be described as a town with a soul. This was recognized by many artists who exhibited their works there. Besides, one can walk, sail, dive or enjoy in archaeological sites in Rovinj. Alongside Poreč, it was pronounced the best tourist destination in Istria per number of overnights. Number of inhabitants: 14234. Geographical location: west coast of Istria. Climate: mild Mediterranean. Average summer temperature: 22,3° C