Rovinj is one of the most beautiful mediterranian towns. It is located on the western coast of Istria. Rovinj is surrounded by gentle, wooded hills that protect it of the bora wind, so it has been the ideal enjoyment and holiday destination for over a century. Besides its romantic views, for which it is known as the city of romance, the beauty of Rovinj is reflected in the nearby archipelago of 22 islands. Among them the most beautiful and the largest are the St. Catherine and the St. Andrews islands. The patron saint of Rovinj is named Saint Eufemia.