Around Rovinj

“The gem of the Istrian coast”, “the pearl of the Adriatic” how come I never heard of this architectural and historical treasure before – before I started planning our trip to Istria that is. Rovinj is stunning – bohemian and charming and the perfect base for us to relax but also to explore other parts…

A Day in Pula

I had read so much about the Roman amphitheatre in Pula that a visit was a must.  So we had another day trip from Rovinj – just 45 minutes drive, easy and well signposted.  Pula is the largest city in Istria, aside from the tourist business it is an important ship building centre.  For us…

Porec and its Basilica

Porec is just 40 minutes by car from Rovinj.  An easy drive, very well sign-posted and definitely worth it to see this lovely Roman town which juts out into the blue Adriatic.  We found a parking space close to the centre and set off to explore. Porec is probably the most popular resort in Istria.…

Rovinj From The Water

To fully experience Rovinj you have to go on the water. There are boat trips aplenty, just which to choose was our question. In the end practicality ruled.  All day on the water exploring the azure rocky coastline and islands sounded enticing…. however back to reality – with a lively 3 year old we figured…

Eden – Our Rovinj Hotel

Rovinj was our chosen base, next question where to stay.  We were torn between two hotels – one close to the old town or the Hotel Eden.  The latter was picked – a snap decision.  Its promise of proximity to an ancient pine forest and rocky beach were what swayed it. I must admit, it…

Croatia – Useful Stuff

Where to Stay Rovinj was our Istrian base – the perfect choice.  As well as its stunning good looks, close proximity to the sea and historical sights, there were restaurants, bars and beaches galore. The other sights and towns of Istria were an easy drive away and the airport at Pula was a mere 40…