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Travel+Leisure names Rovinj among best small towns in Europe

Travel+Leisure name Rovinj among best small towns in Europe

Rovinj (Photo: Haris Suljic/Unsplash)

Leading US-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure has included Rovinj in Croatia on its list of the 17 best small towns in Europe.  

The charming Istrian city has had a booming tourist season this summer, with record numbers flocking to it this August. 

The reason why so many people have visited Rovinj has been recognised by Travel + Leisure magazine who selected the most charming small towns in Europe with “jaw-dropping scenery, delicious food, and more”.

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“Brightly painted buildings, twisting streets, and a baroque hilltop church clustered together on a small peninsula make the ancient fishing port of Rovinj a highlight of Croatia’s Istrian coast,” Travel + Leisure said before adding.

“Sample just-hauled-in-from-the-Adriatic sardines, famous local truffles, and wine from indigenous Istrian grapes. (It’s worth the 10-minute drive to family-run Stancija Collis to taste delicious Malvasia, as well as olive oil and goat cheese.) The national park spread over the Brijuni islands is an excellent day trip, with boat connections from the nearby village of Fažana.”



Bled in Slovenia, Seydisfjordur in Iceland Cadaqués in Spain and the small Italian port town of Otranto also made the list. 

You can see the full list here. 

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