There are number of Venetian styled palaces in the town of Rovinj, most of them situated on the peninsula.
The great influance of the Venetian architecture can be noticed in the town, which had the majority of Italian population until 1953, when most of them left Istria for good.
Some of deserted palaces are in a very bad conditions, like this one on the picture.
Not so long ago, most of the houses used to have bunar (the well) for the water supplying, which were situated in the inneryards. This one is can be seen in the courtyard of the restaurant in the old core of the town, right beneath the cathedral.
Nudist beaches are popular here so if you are shy be careful of which island you go to - some of the smaller ones of Rovinj are exclusive for nudists - indicated by an FFK sign. No picture here - no chance!
Just a map of Croatia so that you know where Rovinj is situated.
It is situated on the West-coast of Kvarner Peninsula.
Together with Pula & Porec, it's one of the most beautiful & the most visited for its medieval streets & the sea.
There are small boats at St. Catherine harbor and other areas. Fishermen go out daily, like always for many centuries, and tend to not pay attention to all those tourists.
A kind of houses made at the beginning of the 19th century, a strong Italian influance can be noticed. This house is situated on the main promenade of the town, next to the marina.
Another look at the Istrian stone made houses which stands right next to the previous one. It was the home of the local fishermen, craftsmen or lower degree towns official.
This is a very typical Istrian stone made house, situated a foot from the church of St. Euphemia. Nowadays it was turned into the attractive small pansion for the touristic purpose.
When strolling around the old core of the town many interesting details can be noticed like this Renaissance balcony on one of the palaces.
Go to the main church on top of the hill in Rovinj, it's very nice and inside you can pray and what not.