KulTurist-local guide/tour leader
Hi and welcome to Istrian Peninsula! My name is Romina, and I have worked as a tour director and local
guide for more than 15 years, actually I don’t count them any more. . .
I was born in Rijeka but moved to Rovinj when I was 3 years old. I have a 12 years old son and he is my jewel. I took a degree in foreign languages and culture but my passion was and still is history, archaeology and local customs. We have a cat, Athena, and I am discovering a lot about animals thanks to her. I love nature and spending time there. I finally started my own little orchard where I grow salads and some other vegetables. I am still a newby though:)
Why did I choose to be a guide?
Somehow I didn’t chose it, it feels natural for me. Guiding is my lifestyle and it is hard to explain, but when I work I am this person. I tried other jobs but it didn’t last long. Maybe the story below about my childhood has something to do with it. When I was a little girl my grandparents had a land property outside Rovinj city centre and near a Camping (today “Polari”). Besides having vegetables and fruits as well as goats and hens they made wine and I spent massive amount of time on their property slightly outside Rovinj, across a camping site. Campers would come and buy my grandfather’s wine and vegetables but they also came over for some barbecue and chat. While eating and drinking always in a good mood (as far as I can remember) I was asked to help, bring bread, glasses, whatever and I was asked in different languages. I loved listening to all these sounds I couldn’t uinderstand and I guess that was one of the reasons I wanted to become a guide since an early age. Everytihing about traveling was attractive to me and after so many years it still is.
I guide mostly in Istrian peninsula but also in Rijeka and Opatija area (where I used to live for many years) when my schedule allows it. My passion and my goal is to show you how I see my area and its customs and people with its long and turbulent history. I would like to take you to experience freedom we are fond of and stories about population which we still remember. What I particularly love to share is the emotion of being somewhere and being able to feel at ease and almost at home, this means to live in the present moment.
I would recommend to visit Rovinj, Bale, Moncodonja, Pula (with the Roman amphitheater), Groznjan, Gracisce, Motovun and Porec with its Byzantine basilica, a cultural and architectural jewel protected by the UNESCO. Istria is a beautiful borderland and we locals are a mix of different ethnic backgrounds melted into one over the centuries. You can find here from Roman through Byzantine to Venetian and Austrian trails and heritage.
Also for the children and sport activtis house Stošić is only 100 m from additional entertainments park area, location of the house is one of the best for families, close to beach, center town, supermarket and sport area.
“LA PUNTULEINA”: the most beautiful & famous seafood restaurant in Rovinj! Located on the beach, at the foot of the Church of St. Euphemia. “MASLINA”: one of the best restaurants in Rovinj for different types of food. It is situated close to Apartments Stošić. “LA PERLA”: a family restaurant specialized in seafood and the meat dishes. It is located near the big parking area in town.
“Lone Bay“ beach close to Goden Cape forest with its eponymous pebble beach and plenty of shade. “Golden Cape“ beach is located within a beautiful protected area or forest park, with different sizes & types of beaches from pebble to rocky. “Kuvi” one of the most visited beaches due to pebbles and easy access to the sea. An additional advantage of Kuvi Bay is the large number of services located on that part of the coast, one of these services are apartments Stošić with private accommodation of our partners.
I would recommend to visit Rovinj, Bale, Moncodonja, Pula (with the Roman amphitheater), Groznjan, Gracisce, Motovun and Porec with its Byzantine basilica, a cultural and architectural jewel protected by the UNESCO.
Rent a boat
The most beautiful way to experience Rovinj and Istria, the pearls of the Mediterranean, is by navigating through the azure Adriatic Sea! Navigating around Rovinj islands, anchoring in the wonderful bays, easefully absorbing sunrays and swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea – this is an unforgettable experience which, without any doubt, will remain deep in your memory cherished as a memory of your most beautiful vacation. So many natural beauties as those surrounding Rovinj are difficult to be found in one spot. That’s exactly why Rovinj is Rovinj!