Posts Tagged‘Rovinj’

Journey Through History on Batana Boat in Rovinj

People in Batana boat with the city of Rovinj in a background

‘Rovinj changed so much since I was a little boy’, said an old fisherman who was rowing our boat. ‘But one thing hasn’t. We still row our batanas…’ What’s the story behind that small boat batana you can see everywhere in Rovinj? Well, it’s a story about the city, its people and a symbol of change. Rovinj and its batana Rovinj, one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia (and one of my favourite) has such a fascinating history. It was founded as a small town located at the island for the protection from numerous enemies that were attacking the…

Rovinj – The place for a perfect vacation

Rovinj old town

When I started to think about writing this blog post I had one of the biggest blogging dilemmas ever. Should I share this beautiful place with the rest of the world or should I keep it for myself as long as I could? If there would be one word that would mean a ‘vacation’ to me, it would be Rovinj. I just have so many lovely memories from there that it really became another home to me. I spent some of the first summer vacations as an adult there, watched so many beautiful sunsets from its Medieval walls and got…