Top things to do

Top Choice Church in Rovinj

Church of St Euphemia

The town’s showcase, this imposing church dominates the old town from its hilltop location in the middle of the peninsula. Built in 1736, it’s the largest baroque building in Istria, reflecting the period during the…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Rovinj

Barba Danilo

The last place you might expect to find one of Rovinj's best restaurants is on a campsite 3km from the centre, but that's where you'll find Barba Danilo. With just 45 seats in summer, booking several days ahead is e…
Top Choice Tapas in Rovinj

Male Madlene

This adorable and popular spot is in the owner's tiny jumble sale of a living room hanging over the sea, where she serves creative finger food with market-fresh ingredients, based on old Italian recipes. Think tuna-…
Museum in Rovinj

Batana House

On the harbour, Batana House is a museum dedicated to the batana, a flat-bottomed fishing boat that stands as a symbol of Rovinj’s seafaring and fishing traditions. The multimedia exhibits inside the 17th-century to…
Street in Rovinj

Grisia

Lined with galleries where local artists sell their work, this cobbled street leads uphill from behind the Balbi Arch to St Euphemia. The winding narrow backstreets that spread around Grisia are an attraction in the…
Mediterranean in Rovinj

Ulika

Tucked away in an alleyway, this small, pretty tavern with street-side seating excludes staples of Adriatic food kitsch (pizza, calamari, čevapčići – a spicy sausage dish) and instead features well-prepared if price…
Park in Rovinj

Punta Corrente Forest Park

Follow the waterfront on foot or by bike past Hotel Park to this verdant area, locally known as Zlatni Rt, about 1.5km south. Covered in oak and pine groves and boasting 10 species of cypress, the park was establish…
Mediterranean in Rovinj

Monte

Rovinj’s top restaurant, and Croatia's first to be awarded a Michelin star, is worth the hefty bill at the end. Sample expertly presented dishes on the elegant glassed-in terrace, right below St Euphemia Church. If …
Seafood in Rovinj

Kantinon

Located right on the harbourside, this excellent eating choice is headed up by a stellar team – one of Croatia's best chefs and an equally amazing sommelier. The food is 100% Croatian, with ingredients as local and …
Istrian in Rovinj

Konoba Bruna

A five-minute taxi ride out of town, this family-run, summer-only agroturizam (rural farmstay) serves seasonal dishes using its own veggies and fish and meat under peka (a domed baking lid; from 110KN). The tables a…