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The town of Rovinj-Rovigno is the right destination for all of you who long for a sentimental atmosphere of the times long lost. Due to the lack of space, houses are closely built, streets are narrow and squares are small, still untouched by modern urbanism.

A walk through these lovely little streets will take you to a distant past, so be sure to bring your camera. From the seaside, Rovinj-Rovigno is protected by the high rocky coast and walls of the houses built on the cliffs, and from the landside it is sheltered by solid bulwarks. All of it still preserved! Once you step through the Balbi Arch and enter the old town, you will find yourselves in a different time dimension. All its lovely little streets will take you to the top of a small hill, where you will find the biggest and most significant monument in town - the church of St. Euphemia (pop. Fuma). This baroque building made in Venetian style was dedicated to the saint and martyr whose sarcophagus, according to a legend, was miraculously washed ashore somewhere around 800. Holiday of St. Fuma takes place in the middle of September and is one of the most important and greatest spontaneous folk assemblings in Istria. Rovinj-Rovigno is then filled with pilgrims from Istria, the littoral and other parts of the country. If you happen to be in town at that time, make sure not to miss the opportunity to experience this traditional holiday, because it will truly delight you.

In Rovinj-Rovigno and its surroundings you will enjoy the magical nature and learn about its incredible heritage. The experience will fill your heart with love and your memory with genuine romance still preserved only on this green corner of the Mediterranean.

source: www.istra.hr

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