THE CITY OF ROVINJ
will find the beautiful town of Rovinj, 90 kms south of Trieste
on the Istrian coast. This Old Town rises up on a peninsula.
It was declared a cultural monument in 1663. The town has
two main gates facing the sea - only the main entrance is
facing inland. The town was divided by a canal from the mainland.
Though the canal has been filled in, the main entrance is
still looking and standing majestic over Rovinj's main square.
The old town was built Venetian style and in the centre of
the island's traditional part you can view St Euphemia cathedral
in its full glory. The inside of the cathedral was built in
baroque style and also offers 360 degrees panoramic view of
the surroundings. The tower rises high above to expose 30kms
of the Bruin group of islands and the other 13 surrounding
islets. The cathedral's parallel running narrow streets lead
straight to the ocean via a circular road that take you down
to the bottom of the city's walls where you will discover
markets located around the old fountain in the centre of the