Rovinj is one of the most popular towns along the Croatian coast, a top European destination on all counts. In the summer the tiny streets of Rovinj (and the marina) are packed with tourists, which is why I took to the town on the quieter May-day weekend.
Even from a distance, you can see the colourful mish-mash of buildings, climbing up in a steady progression. Red roof tops and pastel walls with bright windows rise to create amazing photo ops.
Not to be left behind, the waters put on a bright show of their own, with boats, of sizes and shapes, bobbing on the water.
In the middle of the pastel cluster stands the Church of Saint Euphemia and the Church Belfry. This is the heart of Rovinj.
For a small fee of 10 Kuna, you can scale the wooden stairs of the tower and have a birds eye view of Rovinj. The stairs are uneven and ancient, but perfectly safe.
And this is just one of the stunning views you can enjoy if you take on the stairs.
Closer to the ground, small souvenir shops, galleries and boutiques stand along the cobble stone streets, adding a lot of colour and character to the town.
It is fairly hard to resist these wares.
As with the souvenir stalls, it is hard to stay away from the food in Istria. The menu is loaded with seafood and truffles.
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