Solo Female Travel in Rovinj

Rovinj, a captivating fishing port situated on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula in Croatia, is celebrated for its rich Venetian heritage, exuding an air of faded grandeur. Known colloquially as the blue pearl of the Adriatic, Rovinj boasts labyrinthine cobblestone streets, colorful facades, and the emblematic church of St. Euphemia. This town offers a magical blend of architectural brilliance, from its Medieval old town perched on a hill, to its 14 idyllic islands and islets. Known for its local seafood gastronomy, vibrant art scene, hilltop vineyards, and olive groves, Rovinj presents an unique medley of experiences, complete with stunning vistas of the Adriatic Sea, making it a beloved spot amongst tourists.

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Safety:Very safe

Rovinj, is considered to be a very safe destination even for solo female travelers. Violent crime is very rare, and petty crimes like pickpocketing are far less common here than in larger European cities. People are typically friendly and helpful, with many locals speaking English making communication easy. It's always wise to stay alert and cautious but generally, Rovinj offers a safe and welcoming atmosphere for solo travelers.


Rovinj is relatively easy to navigate as a solo female traveler. The town itself is compact with most attractions within walking distance from each other. The local people are friendly and English is widely spoken which makes communication easier. However, for destinations that are further afield, a bike, taxi, or local bus would be more convenient. The terrain is mostly flat and ideal for walking or biking, but there can be some hilly areas. Furthermore, the town signage is well labeled and easy to understand.

Things to do:Interesting

Rovinj is rich with natural beauty, historical sites, and cultural experiences. You can explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, marvel at the breathtaking views from the Church of St. Euphemia's tower, or delve into the region's history at several intriguing museums. For outdoor fans, there are beautiful beaches and parks to explore, like the Punta Corrente. Additionally, the town boasts a thriving food scene with countless charming restaurants offering locally sourced seafood and truffle dishes. The slightly lower rating is due to fewer shopping and nightlife options compared to larger cities.

Food:Above average

Rovinj boasts a wonderful variety of food experiences, ranging from fresh seafood caught locally to inspired Mediterranean dishes. Traditional Istrian cuisine is a must-try and offers an intriguing blend of Italian, Slavic and Austrian influences. The gastronomic scene is enhanced by local wines and truffle-oriented dishes. Do note that while the food is delightful, it is moderately diverse, primarily focusing on Mediterranean cuisines.


Rovinj, offers a moderate affordability for solo female travelers. Accommodation, food, and attractions can be found at various price points. While it is not the cheapest destination in Europe, one can manage expenses according to their budget by choosing from affordable budget apartments and restaurants that offer local cuisine at reasonable prices. Boat rides and other adventures vary in price too, which clearly states that it's neither too expensive nor too cheap.

Is Rovinj worth visiting?

Couple travel experience

I visited Rovinj for 3 days in July 2022. We stayed in an appartment in old town. I would say that accomodation can be quite expensive. We spent time there mostly by chilling at the beach. There are some beaches in the town, but we went to the beaches around, since they were calmer and still close (walking distance). However, I would recommend watching sunset on a rock beach under the church - it is very pretty, you can also swim and jump off a cliff there. There are a lot of pretty boutique shops, great ice cream and restaurants. I would reccomend visiting restaurant Santa Croce - experience and food was 10/10. I will definitely visit again. It is a bit pricier but definitely worth it! It is a struggle to find parking if you are travelling by car. I googled it and found a free parking - we had to walk a bit to the apartment but better than overpaying for a closer parking space (which would still not be very close, since you can/t get into the old town with a car). The parking was busy but we managet to get a space. The town is small and a bit on the pricier side, ut you can still find cheaper options to eat. For example, we enjoyed a lunch at restaurant Dario. There were a lot of locals eating there, food was good and price was normal. There are some tourist attractions - museum etc., but we didn/t visit those, since it wasn/t what we were interested in. I had a great time in Rovinj and will definitely visit again! Don/t miss out on watching the sunset from the church bell!

Posted: June 17, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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