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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…