Once the home of Venetian and Illyrian tribes before being captured by the Romans, Rovinj today is a port city that is steeped in rich history that seeps through its cobbled streets and medieval homes. The city of Rovinj lies along the north Adriatic Sea, with a population that speaks Croatian and Italian, thanks to its proximity to Italy and the influence of the Roman Empire. Venice, in fact, is connected to Rovinj through a two-hour ferry service. Here is a look at some photos of Rovinj that showcase its incredible beauty. ALSO READ: Photos of Riga, a Vibrant Baltic City Full of History Also Read - Sports News Today, February 12: Croatia to Field Marin Cilic, Borna Coric in Davis Cup Tie Against India

Tall sail boat enters the harbor of the old Venetian town of Rovinj, Croatia

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A Beautiful colorful sunset at Rovinj with the Adriatic Sea

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Beautiful and colorful Medieval stone houses in the town of Rovinj

Beautiful and colorful small town Rovinj. Medieval stone houses, European town Rovinj, Istria, Croatia



The colorful facade of an old house in the city

Colorful facade of an old house in Rovinj, Croatia

Farther away from the harbor, the amazing colorful buildings of Rovinj 

Amazing colorful Rovinj seen from the harbor, Croatia

Sunset at Rovinj harbor, with the colorful houses and church visible in the background

Sunset at medieval town of Rovinj, colorful with houses and church,harbor in Croatia

Spectacular stone paved street and restaurant entrance with colorful mediterranean flowers in the old town

Spectacular stone paved street and restaurant entrance with colorful mediterranean flowers, Rovinj old town,Istria region,Croatia,Europe

A traveler sitting at the old harbor, watching the fishing boats of Rovinj during a cloudy summer day

young man relaxing sitting at the old harbor with fishing boats of Rovinj during a cloudy summer day, a bright panoramic view at Rovinj Croatia Istria Europe

Rovinj itself is a small city, especially the old town that can be easily covered by foot. Bicycle is the preferred mode of moving around; it is cheap and there are plenty of cycle tracks that run through the coast. Apart from connecting to the center of Venice, the harbor of Rovinj also has taxi excursions and boats to St Katherine’s Island and the more than dozen islands that dot the waters around the city. In the old town, the original entrance is one of the biggest attractions, as are the Balbi Arch, the Grisia artists’ street, Valdibora market and central harbor.