Language(s): Croatian & Italian
During my vacancies in Croatia, I had the opportunity to explore a dream of a city called Rovinj. The city of Rovinj is located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula and it is extremely popular amongst tourists in Croatia due to its beautiful architecture and location directly on the north coast of the adriatic sea. Rovinj is officially bilingual (Croatian and Italian), which was extremely helpful for me as I speak Italian ;). But since many Croatians are true language talents, they will understand languages such as English, German, Russian, Serbian etc.. as well (especially in the popular tourist destinations )
The city of Rovinj is especially beautiful due to its location on the seaside of Croatia and its old architectural styles wich makes it feel a bit like a “little Venice” when strolling through the city. What I really enjoyed about my trip to Rovinj was that my visit did not at all take place during the tourist season, where the city gets terribly overcrowded. So if you have the opportunity, you should visit the city in late April, June, late August or September or just discover the city in the early morning or evening in order to avoid the tourist masses which mostly just stay for an afternoon in Rovinj.
When I arrived in Rovinj, I just left the city map in the car and strolled through the historical district without even knowing where I was going to. As the city is pretty small though, the danger of getting lost is quite low ;) Somehow, I ended up at the famous St. Euphemia’s Basilica (whose tower looks a bit like the tower from Basilica San Marco in Venice) and climbed the tower of the church to get a view on the city. Believe me, if you are in Rovinj, you have to climb the tower – it’s totally worth it ♥