Friday, December 16, 2011

Rovinj--May 22

After we finished walking around Pula, we headed back up the coast to Rovinj. The town was bustling and well set up for tourists.


It was early afternoon, and we still hadn't eaten, so we decided to grab lunch and relax for a bit. We found a restaurant overlooking the sea from dozens of little restaurants overlooking the sea. It was hot out, so it was nice to sit and relax in the shade for a bit.


After lunch, we were off, up the hill to the oldest parts of the city. I loved wandering the narrow, crooked, cobblestone streets. . .until cars needed to squeeze through.



At the top of the hill is the Cathedral of Saint Euphemia, built in the 18th century. The church holds the remains of who was fed to the lions in the 4t century for her religion.




Of course, another church means another tower Jon wanted to climb! Up we went. These stair were made of wood, worn smooth and slightly round by thousands of feet each year. BUT they did not bend like the mental stairs in Split, so, in spite of each tread being only a few inches across, they felt relatively safer.



Looking down from a hole in the top.


What a view!






We traded pictures with a group from New Zealand





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