This is the 14th edition of the Weekend Media Festival and as usual, it will bring news from the media industry.
It will be held from 23.9.-26.9. in the Old Tobacco Factory in Rovinj. This year besides the fee you will also have to have a Covid vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test to enter.
As always there will be interesting lectures, panels, and concerts. You can find more info about the programme on their official website Weekend Media Festival.
Where to stay in Rovinj during Weekend Media Festival 2021?
If you are looking to combine your work and a well-deserved vacation, we highly recommend checking our selection of luxury villas in the Rovinj area. Selected villas are ideal for a luxurious holiday while visiting the Weekend Media Festival and they are still available.
Beautiful Villa Josephine with Pool is an ideal choice for all looking to experience rural Istrian countryside but with a modern twist.
Villa Josephine Porec
Spreading on a plot of 1000 m2 this Istrian countryside villa offers to its guests a chance to rest and recuperate surrounded by nothing but the sound of nature and rural life.
The terrace of Villa Josephine
A large terrace with a sizable pool is ideal for lazy afternoons or socializing in the evening.
Villa Providenza Rovinj
Villa Terra Nostra Rovinj
These two villas are a part of a 4 villa complex, but still, each can offer you the privacy of your own villa.
We have already written about this villa complex in our blog: Luxury Vacation in Central Istria. Thus, check it if you are interested to learn more about Villa Providenza and Villa Terra Nostra that are situated in Kanfanar near Rovinj.
This is a 5-star villa for a royal holiday. It can accommodate 10 guests and it is situated on a large estate. Just check this aerial photo of the villa and you will see what we mean.
Aerial view of Villa La Bellissima Istria
As you can see at the photo this villa includes privacy and it is situated near the sea. Villa also includes an infinity pool that can be heated as well.
The pool and indoor Jacuzzi
Concerning amenities, it includes a home cinema, gym, sauna, and Jacuzzi. Thus, everything for a royal vacation!
Of course, these were just our recommendations for Rovinj Villas. Check our website for more tips!
Since Weekend Media Festival is not the only reason why you should visit Rovinj we will continue this blog with other benefits of spending a luxury vacation in Rovinj regardless of the Weekend.
What are the best day trips from Rovinj?
Rovinj is situated on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula and it is easily reachable from western Europe. Furthermore, it is great as a base for one-day trips around the Istrian peninsula. Regarding the day trips from Rovinj, we can recommend you a day trip to Pula, or a boat trip to Brijuni islands or Lime bay (this is a boat ride along the north shores of Rovinj with swim stops).
As far as the boat tours are concerned you can also go dolphin watching as there are many dolphins in the area.
Day trip from Rovinj to Pula
What to do in Rovinj?
On the other hand, there is a lot to do in Rovinj as well.
Rovinj Old Town
In fact, Rovinj has the status of the most romantic town in Croatia with cobbled streets and houses in multiple colors. The Church of St. Euphemia is situated at the top of the hill in the Old Town. We recommend you climb the bell tower for views and selfies. Actually, this is one of the most photographed areas in Croatia. Check the photo below and you will understand why.
Rovinj by night by Paula Borkovic from Commons.wikimedia.org
For those interested in history we recommend the Batana Eco-Museum. Batana is the traditional boat from the area. You can even book a tour on them and ride around the Old town.
Beaches of Rovinj
South of the Old town, there is the Lone bay with the pebble beach where you can catch the most romantic sunsets.
Lone Bay beach by Tim Ertl from Flickr.com
There you will also find Mulini beach with the trendy beach bar.
Regarding the other beaches, there are the beaches of the Nature park Golden Cape forest. The park is situated nearby and there you can cycle, walk or as we already mentioned swim.
Nature park Golden Cape forest by Mateusz Kamiński from Commons.m.wikimedia.org
Where to eat and drink in Rovinj?
As far as the fine dining is concerned, our recommendation goes to the Monte Restaurant - the first Michelin star restaurant in Croatia with fresh ingredients, professional staff, and exquisite meals.
For drinks and entertainment, we can suggest several places:
- We already mentioned the Mulini Beach Bar which is a trendy place with DJ music all day long.
- The other is the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj’s bar. This is the place with the best view of the Old town.
- Finally, there is the Adriatic Hotel with the best OId Town location and terrace.
Wine and Olive tasting
Hedonists should go wine or olive oil tasting to local wineries and farms in the hinterland. As you probably know, Istrian olive oil is the best in Croatia. For wine tasting, we can recommend Relais and Winery San Tommaso.
Olive oil and wine tasting in Istria
Active vacation in Rovinj
Like many other destinations in Istria, Rovinj also has many bike trails. Thus, if you enjoy the active vacation we recommend you to take a bike tour to the nearby area.
For example, the Limes trail is an approximately 40km cycling route which is perfect for those who are looking for an active vacation. Along the way, you will see the historic sites and enjoy the great views.
Limes Bike Trail from Google Maps
You can also go sailing and explore the small islets of the Rovinj archipelago which consist of 14 islands just waiting for you to discover. The Red island there is popular for swimming.
View of the Rovinj islands from pixabay.com
Diving around Rovinj
Finally, you can go diving as there are well-preserved shipwrecks in the area like the Baron Gautsch site. It is near the shore of Rovinj and one of the local diving centers will take you to the exact location. Our VIP Concierge Department helps all our guests with tour bookings if necessary.
We hope you liked our suggestions for a luxury vacation in Rovinj and that you will visit it. But first, we recommend you to enjoy a team-building trip to Rovinj with your colleagues during the Weekend Media Festival. Hear and see the news from the media industry, but also do not forget to have fun at the after-parties!