American Travel Mag Lists Rovinj Among Best 17 Small Towns in Europe

Lauren Simmonds

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Rovinj, Istria
Rovinj, Istria

As Novac writes, the Travel and Leisure magazine has published a list of the seventeen best small towns in Europe in their opinion, which includes Rovinj.

The article, signed by journalist Anne Olivia Bauso, points out that their chosen charming European towns are adorned with amazing landscapes, delicious food and much more, she adds that for every Paris, Rome and London, there are a hundred small European cities that capture the spirit of their nation; from a tiny Icelandic suburb surrounded by amazing landscapes to an ancient coastal settlement on the Black Sea, and advises readers to add these seventeen little places in Europe to their wish list.

The aforementioned writer describes Rovinj as a small town whose facades are painted in bright colours, with a baroque church on a hill. All this was created on a small peninsula that makes up the ancient fishing port of Rovinj – the flagship of the Istrian part of the Croatian coast.

The text also mentions freshly caught sardines from the Croatian Adriatic sea, famous local truffles, wine from indigenous Istrian grapes, as well as the fact that it is worth tasting various wildly popular Istrian delights, such as truffles and wine and cheese.

The description ends with a proposal to visit a famous Istrian National Park, which stretches across the stunning Brijuni Islands and is an excellent idea for a day trip by boat from nearby Fazana.

Here is the list of the seventeen best small towns in Europe according to this American publication, from as far north as Iceland and England to as far south as Greece and Spain:

Zell am See, Austria
Gangi, Sicily, Italy
Bled, Slovenia
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Cadaqués, Catalonia, Spain
Sozopol, Bulgaria
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
Otepää, Estonia
Otranto, Italy
Zermatt, Switzerland
Idbidos, Portugal
Rovinj, Croatia
Castelsardo, Sardinia, Italy
Ambleside, England
Pyrgi, Greece
Telč, Czech Republic

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