Rovinj – a town in Croatia, on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, one of the 9 largest cities in the peninsula. The old town of Rovinj is located on a peninsula shaped like a drop in the center of which is the Cathedral. The archipelago of the city, which offers a magnificent panorama of the coastline with its historic center, consists of 22 islands, including the largest and most spectacular – the island of St. Andrew and St. Catherine… The new part of the city stretches along the coast to the north and south of the peninsula.
The city was founded in the period between the IV and V centuries and has a rich history. Due to its very favorable geographical position in the different periods of Rovinj it was ruled by the Byzantine Empire, the German feudal lords, the Venetian Republic, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, as well as a French and German control, and several times was destroyed, burned and devastated.