A beautiful resort city on the western coast of Istria in Croatia and on the Adriatic Sea. This settlement is famous for being a tourist magnet and a fishing port. It has to be one of the most picturesque towns on the entire Mediterranean. Rovinj was already a settlement of Illyrian tribes before being captured by the Romans. It became part of the Byzantine empire, Frankish empire, Republic of Venice, Austrian Empire, Italy and then joined to Croatia within SFR Yugoslavia after WWII.
The Old Town is where life started on what used to be an island secured by medieval walls. The city had seven gates, three of which have been preserved to this day: The Gate of St. Benedict, The Portica and The Gate of the Holy Cross. The first archeological traces of life date back to the Bronze Age, and the old city started developing in the 3rd century. The limited space conditioned the construction of narrow houses, narrow streets and small squares. It’s an unique place to visit.