Tour Number

Activity Level

375181


Categories

After Dark, City, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
The low town is wheel-chair accessible (Valdibora, farmers' market, Carera street, waterfront). The upper part of the town is all cobbles.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Visit one of the best preserved medieval urban settlements of Europe


What would have been visible on the barren island 1500 years ago wouldn't have been impressive. Who was to know that this small patch of land was to become the most prosperous and largest medieval town in Istria by the 16th century?
Starting in the low town, obtained after the channal was land-filled in 1763, we will follow step by step the history and culture of this beautiful town. This will definitely be a journey back in time, starting with the WW2 monument area and going back to the inception point of Rovinj, up on the top of the hill of this little "ruby island".

Itinerary

Starting at the feet of Saint Euphemia's hill, we will discover the area that would have been obtained in 1763 when Rovinj, after having existed for more that a thousand years as an island city, becomes connected to the mainland . That narrow stretch of land is where the channel would have been and where we have the Bridge Square today- the isthmus of the peninsula.

On our way through the medieval ambiance of the old cobbled streets, we will stop at all the three main squares that we have today- all the three would have been the center of Rovinj at a specific point in time: Marshal Tito's Square, Grand Square as well as the old Oven Square.
A stop in the miniture Sephardic area ghetto is a must on the way up.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: WW2 memorial at the northern harbor, Pietra Ive street. https://www.google.hr/maps/place/Spomenik+palim+borcima+i+%C5%BErtvama+fa%C5%A1isti%C4%8Dkog+terora/@45.0839372,13.6338579,21z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd85c25f0b5b15e10!8m2!3d45.0838855!4d13.6338964

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

The visit is within the old city limits- a pedestrian area where all major sights are located within walking distance of each other.

What’s Included

Other: Full guiding services during the two hour city tour as described. Visit of all major monuments and historical areas of Rovinj. Saint Euphemia's church entrance (on special occasions the church may be closed).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Croatian Kuna (HRK) - Drinks and/or snacks.

What’s Extra

Other: Any expenses non mentioned under the "what's included" section.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had Goran in both Pula and Rovinj. We wished he could have been our guide for the whole country.
Tricia Szwarc

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Private tour guide Goran

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