Rovinj – a major resort town in Croatia, located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, 35 km from Pula. Population – 13562 people (2007).
Today it is one of the largest tourist centers in Istria. In and around the city there are numerous hotels, campsites and villas.
Originally the peninsula on which today is the oldest part of Rovinj was an island, separated from the mainland by a channel. The latter was filled in 1763. The new part of the city stretched out along the coast to the north and south of the peninsula.
In total, near Rovinj is 22 islands, the most famous of which – is the island of Santa Catarina, located near the old town..
Narrow winding streets, paved with stone, with numerous old buildings with tiled roofs and wooden shutters give Rovinj unique and very picturesque view, for what it called “the pearl of the north of Croatia.”