Rovinj lies on the western coast of Istria and is one of the most picturesque towns of this magical Croatian peninsula. Warm, windless weather that lasts for almost a third of the year makes Rovinj a beautiful place to visit in the summer, as well as in the spring.
As an exclusive retreat whose central zone provides little space for new residential buildings, Rovinj is a desirable living and holiday destination. Be one of the rare few to enjoy all the privileges offered by this unique Adriatic pearl by staying in Hedonistrian Properties exclusive villa – Malipiero Residence.
Located in the heart of Old Town Rovinj, Malipiero Residence was meticulously restored. Originally built by the Malipiero family, it dates back more than 300 years ago. The Malipiero family crest still adorns the house, as it does the Palazzo Malipiero on the Grand Canal in Venice.
It sits along Rovinj’s old city wall, part of which is displayed on the main staircase. The Residence on it’s 7 floors delivers a unique sense of history with a profound sense of modern luxury design.
We bring you a few things you can do in Rovinj during your stay.
Climb the tower of St. Euphemia
The largest baroque church in Istria, the Church of St. Euphemia, is located at the highest point of this city. Surrounded by greenery with a beautiful view of the city and the archipelago is a “Must see” landmark. If you wish, you can climb its tower which is a replica of the bell tower of the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, and enjoy the view.
Explore the streets of the old town
When visiting Rovinj, you will hardly be able to resist the urge to explore all the small and narrow streets of this city. When walking, you should not miss the three most famous streets in Rovinj – Carrera, Bregovita Street, and Grisia Street. In addition to the friendly locals, you will find local handicrafts, small local shops, restaurants with delicacies, and exhibitions of paintings and galleries at almost every step.
Cycle and study the surrounding greenery
Rovinj is special because in its vicinity there is an impressive Zlatni Rt Forest Park. You can explore this protected natural area on foot or by bike, which you can rent from the locals at low prices. Learn about Mediterranean plants, exotic cypresses, and the wonderful flora and fauna of this area. If you decide to take this trip in the summer, don’t miss jumping into the clear sea on one of the beautiful beaches nearby.
Go back to the Bronze Age
When visiting Rovinj, you have the opportunity to step back several thousand years. About five kilometers from the center of Rovinj you can visit the archeological site Monkodonja. It is a one-kilometer-long hill fort from the Bronze Age. It is estimated that about 100 inhabitants have lived there. It is one of 350 such sites in Istria, and due to its size and antiquity, it is also called the Istrian Mycenae. You can reach this archeological curiosity with the organized bicycle path Vistrum and Rubinum.
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