An unmissable stop on a holiday in Istria, Rovinj is located along the western coast of the peninsula, in Croatian territory. Although the first traces of civilization date back to the Iron and Bronze Ages, from the historical-cultural point of view the most significant signs are certainly those of the Roman age (with reference to antiquity) and Venetian (as regards the age modern).
The Venetian protectorate, in particular, lasted over five hundred years, from the end of the 13th to the end of the 18th century, deeply affecting the architecture and urban planning of the area.In the nineteenth century, however, Rovinj came under the dominion of the Austro-Hungarian Empire except to pass, at the end of the First World War, into Italian hands. After 1943 the passage to Yugoslavia of Tito, until the independence of Croatia (of which the city is part) in 1991.
These, approximately, the main stages of the city. Each of these stages has had an impact on the history of Rovinj as anyone can notice walking through its old part. A bridge city between Southern Europe and Eastern Europe, between different cultures and languages that have inhabited this territory for a long time, shaping its genius loci. A territory that, thanks to tourism, increasingly shares its amazing beauty with the tens of thousands of visitors who choose the location for their holidays during the summer.