(Italian: Rovigno, Ancient Greek: Ρυγίνιον (Ryginion), Latin: Ruginium) is a city in Croatia
situated on the north Adriatic Sea with a population of 15,000. Located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port. Istriot, a Romance language once widely spoken in this part of Istria, is still spoken by some of the residents. The town is officially bilingual, Italian and Croatian, hence both town names are official and equal. The main economic activity in Rovinj is tourism and during peak season (May–September), its bars, restaurants and art galleries work long hours, while operating limited hours off-season. The busiest area is the very centre of Rovinj, extending from the main bus station towards the old part of town, where most bars and clubs are located. The town's main central thoroughfare is the fully pedestrian Carrera Street, with many independent shops and art galleries. A farmer's market is located at the edge of the historic part of town, near Valdibora Square. According to data compiled by Istria Tourist Board, Rovinj
is the second biggest tourist destination in the county, in terms of overnight stays. The two closest airports are Pula/Pola
(Croatia) and Trieste (Italy
). Also during the summer season, there is a direct high speed ferry link between Venice and Rovinj. High speed weekly lines to the Port of Ravenna and Cesenatico are also available in the summer.