The historic town of Rovinj in Istria, reflection of five centuries of art and culture, was once a refuge for those fleeing from The Plague and the ultimate beacon for desperate sailors. Since the 1960’s it has become a summer hideout for world renowned artists, nature lovers, people of culture and exquisite taste and many others whose hearts is simply captivated by the town's breathtaking beauty.
At the epicenter of this charming Venetian medieval fortification stands an architecturally stunning Roman cathedral, which dominates this tiny Adriatic Sea peninsula with its beauty and splendor. The cathedral’s tower, a replica of the St. Marco Basilica tower in Venice, boasts a gorgeous 18th century copper statue of Saint Euphemia, the patron Saint of Rovinj. Her daily rotations forecast the weather and thus suggest to the villagers the course of their daily activities.
Just wandering through the old town of Rovinj is a journey in itself. The numerous winding streets will eventually lead you to the Cathedral of St, Euphemia, as long as you are heading uphill. A brief stop at any of dozens of galleries will offer you both a cultural and spiritual awaking of the senses, while a stunning panoramic view awaits at the top. From here you will be able to see Rovinj’s 13-island archipelago that begs to be explored, engulfed by the deep blue colors of the Adriatic and the green expanses of pine forests that line the coast.