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Day 6
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Red-roofed houses, an iconic church, and a beautifully landscaped park: it doesn't get more classically Istrian than Rovinj. The beaches outside the city are some of the best on this coast.
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  • Architecture
  • Natural Beauty
  • History

Experiences

  • Visit the Church of St. Euphemia , which contains a sarcophagus from the 6th century.
  • Rovinj's Aquarium, founded in 1893, is one of the oldest in Europe and houses a center for maritime research.
  • Just south of the harbor lies Zlatni Rt, a park with avenues of cedars, oaks, and cypress.
  • Wander around Rovinj's main square. It's the center of activity year round.

Festivals

  • The city's Summer Music Festival runs from July to September and features classical music recitals in the churches.

Side Trips

  • The 17th-century Dvigrad ruins are 14 mi/23 km east of Rovinj and are great for kids who want to explore history.

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