You will be picked up from your accommodation in Trieste at 9.00 a.m. to start a wonderful day out exploring one of the most picturesque towns along the Istrian coast. After passing the Italian and Slovenian borders, you'll reach Croatia and its beautiful coastline, full of tiny islets, peninsulas and lagoons. A leisurely drive will take you to Rovinj, a charming citadel with a tempestuous history and a beautiful present.
Built on a small peninsula for coastal defense, today it is a lovely fishing port and a lively tourist resort. The Old Town, with its characteristic cobbled alleys and squares lined with shops selling Istrian specialties (including fine wines, olive oils and truffles), its numerous Romanesque-Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical windows, balconies, portals and stairs, its picturesque vegetable and fruit market, and its tightly squeezed houses that hold each other up on the slope underneath the church of St Euphemia, is the most enchanting part of Rovinj.
The Town Square has a distinctly Venetian feel while the Baroque cathedral located on a hilltop offers the most enchanting view on the lovely port full of boats and the spectacular coastline dotted with numerous islets and beautiful sailing yachts. You can discover the splendors of this lovely town on foot or you make use of the bikes at your disposal to experience your own Rovinj, maybe following the bike path and exploring other secret parts of this Croatian jewel. Don't forget your swimming suit … there's a beach stop and a relaxing swim in the clear and warm waters of the Adriatic included!
Tour highlights include:
- The Old Town;
- Town Square;
- The open market;
- The fishing port;
- Stunning views of the Istrian coast and Rovinj archipelago.
- Departure location - your hotel in Trieste.
- Departure time - 9.00 a.m.
- Duration - 9 hours.
Important notice: passport or equivalent document required.
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