The tour starts with a pick up at your accommodation or an arranged destination closest to your accommodation. Our guide/driver will start the tour with you by driving to Rovinj over a scenic route.
We recommend that along the way you visit:
Basilica di Aquileia – Aquileia, one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire, was destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. Most of it still lies unexcavated beneath the fields, and as such it constitutes the greatest archaeological reserve of its kind. The patriarchal basilica, an outstanding building with an exceptional mosaic pavement, played a key role in the evangelization of a large region of central Europe.
Duino Castle – This beautiful fortification built in the 14th century is overlooking the Bay of Trieste. In the 19th century it became one of the residences of Prince Alexander and Princess Marie von Thurn un Taxis and it’s still owned by their great-grandson. Interesting thing is that they hosted many poets, artists and writers in the castle including the famous Rainer Maria Rilke.
Miramare Castle – It is a 19th-century castle on the Gulf of Trieste near Trieste, built by Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota of Mexico. The castle’s grounds include an extensive cliff and seashore park of 22 hectares (54 acres).
Trieste – a city and a seaport, Trieste, is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic and Germanic cultures. Besides the city itself, you can visit the St Justus Cathedral (1320). Named after the city’s Patron, Justus of Trieste, the church’s interiors are decorated with beautiful Byzantine mosaics.
A bit more of a drive to your accommodation in Rovinj.