(c) One week Rovinj
1st day - 12nm, Rovinj - Brijuni National Park
Brijuni. Across the Fazana channel, near Pula, lie the Brijuni islands, forming a seven kilometers long necklace between Pula and Rovinj. Nature, nudged along by man, has created a real paradise here. Before the newly founded tourist centres in Italy took over, the Brijuni were an exclusive European summer resort. The peerless beauty of the national park of Brijuni with its rich harmony of flora and fauna, historical monuments and modern hotels still draws politicians and other distinguished guests from all over the world. The stone from Brijuni has been used since Roman times in many buildings in Pula, Trieste, Venice and Vienna. It provides the backbone to an island where you will find deep shade under rich pine vegetation. On the biggest island - the Veli Brijun there is a zoo with many kinds of animals.
2nd day - 14nm, Brijuni - Pomer, (nice long bay with reefs and shoals)
Pomer is located on the western side of the Medulin Bay. It was settled in Roman times, which is confirmed by well-preserved excavations of Roman villas and the remains of a thermal spa. Of the historical monuments, the Church of St. Flora from the Byzantine period stands out. Pomer was once well known for raising and breeding of fish and molluscs, and today there are many seafood restaurants as a result of this.
3rd day - 14nm, Pomer - Pula, (marina, beautiful old town, amphitheater)
Pula : On the southernmost part of the Istrian peninsula, Jason and Medea founded the mythical town Polai, the source of life. Later the Romans changed it into a divine town for the "pleasure of the rich". The Amphitheatre, the Sergii Triumphal Arch, Augustus Temple, The Double and Herculus Gates witness that glorious time. Famous writers and composers (Dante, Thomas Mann, James Joyce, Franz Lehar, and others) were inspired by this town that has existed for three millennia, and where the old meets the new. The area of Pula is magnificent, with country stone houses and modern buildings, quiet huckleberry shade and the view to the culture of mankind. Therefore Pula cannot be avoided and you will be tempted to return once again.
4th day - 30nm, Pula - Novigrad, (beautiful small town, great fish restaurants)
The small, typically Mediterranean town of Novigrad (Cittanova; meaning the new town) is situated on the west coast of Istria, on a small peninsula closing a deep, well-protected harbour. This ancient urban centre rich with testimonies of its long history is one of the western gates of Croatia, Istria and Adriatic, the warmest European sea. Worth seeing are numerous historical and cultural monuments. The interest of visitors will be surely provoked by the extraordinary beauty of well - preserved nature and pleasant landscapes with interesting old cities like Momjan, Grožnjan or Motovun, which represent the pearls of medieval architecture
5th day - 9nm, Novigrad - Poreč, (beautiful old town)
The old town of Porec dates back to Roman times and over the course of two thousand years was destroyed and rebuilt by many different people - Goths, Germanic, Slavs, Venetians and Austrians - and the town's old walls, towers, churches and palaces bear witness to those turbulent events. The old town abounds in cultural and historical sites, the most precious being the Basilica of Euphrasius, dating from the 6th Century and built in Byzantine style. Its mosaics are among the most beautiful of their kind still preserved anywhere in the world.
6th day - 12nm, Poreč - Rovinj, (cruising end)
Coming from Poreč to Rovinj it is nice to see: The Blue and the Green Lagoon (small harbours and hotel settlements in the bays of the same names), Vrsar (small town with an old castle above the town itself built on a steep hillock) and Limski kanal (very long bay north of Rovinj - unfortunately it is forbidden to sail or anchor in the bay without a special permission - because of a legally protected centre for fish breeding.
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