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Rovinj is conveniently located in the centre of Istria so you can see a lot of the region just on a day trip. Most of the sights below are accessible by bus but you will need to rent a car if you want to see more than one destination a day. Here are some of the best day trips from Rovinj:
This delightful little hill village is a breeze to visit even by bus as it's only 15 minutes from Rovinj. Yet so different.
Buje is the largest Istrian hill village with a bustling town centre and an impressive assortment of Venetian churches and monuments. A bus to Umag and another short busride to Buje is doable for those without a car.
This is a popular outing and you can get there by boat or car. A number of travel agencies in Rovinj run boat excursions to the Lim Channel or you can hop on a boat once you get there.
Easily reachable by bus or car (43km), Porec is the site of the glorious Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage Site.
This town makes an interesting stop on the way to seeing Motovun and Groznjan. The highlight is the famous "Pazin Chasm". As Pazin doesn't get much tourism, it offers a glimpse of ordinary Istrian life.
Everyone's favorite hilltop village, Motovun(54km) is now attracting your more upscale types. Dining is good and the views over the Istrian countryside are remarkable. A car is necessary to visit.
This is another fetching hilltop village (69km) of a somewhat different, slightly more rustic style. A car is necessary.
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