One of the nice excursions we recommend is with „Rizana“ boat.
“Rizana” is an old boat with a long history of almost 130 years, built in Rovinj, back in 1881, and it is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture. It was built in the shipyard Bennusi Brothers, where in second half of 19th century several types of sailboats were made, including the small sailboats very well known in Istria, and one them was „Rizana“.
It is possible to choose between three kind of excursions: Panorama, Lim Fjord and Fish picnic.
The excursion starts from 11:30 in the morning, untill 01:00 pm.
Departing from the north port „Valdibora“, floating around the old town, You will observe the magnificent panorama from this historical boat; Rovinj peninsula with its old town, and its Mediterranean architecture , the Church of St. Eufemia, dominated by the bell tower and protector of the town – St. Eufemia.
Floating around, the legendary Rovinj’s islands will surround you, such as the St. Chaterina, St, Andrew, Maschin, Figarola, St. Giovanni, the lighthouse St. John and other.
On the St. Andrew island, you will be able to see the ancient castle, originally a Benedictine Monastery established in 6th century, which is now a hotel.
The tour includes departing from the center of the city at 02:00 pm, and return around 06:00 pm.
Floating around the old town the boat sails towards Lim Channel. A deep valley extends from the center of Istria, Pazin, all the way to the sea and ends with a 12 km long bay. Name Lim fjord probably originates from the ancient times when it represented the limit (limes) between Rovinj and Porec. You will be able to admire the rich Mediterranean vegetation, with various archeological sites, such as St. Romuald’s Cave. Romualdo was a Benedictine who choose the solitary life of a hermit and so in 1002. he went to live in a cave, where he remained for more than 2 years. People beleived that a dark forces and demons lived in the cave, so they never came close. The only contact with the world was with a shepard from Jural. After he left the cave, the worshipers started to go in. Lim Fjord is also known by the fish and shell farms, especially mussels and oysters which can be tasted in two restaurants. Back in 1958. a movie „The Vikings“, was filmed there, with Kirk Douglas starring.
Includes both the Panorama and Lim Fjord excursions, starting at 11:30, and arriving back at 06:00 pm. In addition of admiring the beauty of the Istrian coast, you will also have a chance to taste the domestic products such as wine, brandy, fresh fish, grilled meat and other. There will also be time for sunbathing and swimming in places you couldn’t reach by yourselves.
For further information and details, please contact us at the reception, and we will gladly answer all your questions and arrange your trip with this beautiful historic ship.